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YouTube Officially Launches Associated Website Link Annotations – Link Directly to Your Site

YouTube Officially Launches Associated Website Link Annotations   Link Directly to Your Site

Not long ago, YouTube announced they would be launching associated website annotations.  The program has only been in pilot mode for the last few weeks, but now it's totally here.  Partners in good standing who declare their YouTube channels the official representation of their brand …

YouTube Merch Annotations Now Available to All Partners in Good Standing

YouTube Merch Annotations Now Available to All Partners in Good Standing

Recently we talked about an announcement from YouTube where creators could use off-site annotation links, which would allow viewers to go straight to a website from links in the video.  Another announcement came in the form of Merch Annotations, in which creators could merchandise and …

Tutorial: How-to Create a Custom End Slate for Your YouTube Videos [Creators Tip #64]

Tutorial: How to Create a Custom End Slate for Your YouTube Videos [Creators Tip #64]

Creating a custom, interactive end slate (A.K.A. tail slate, outro, end screen) for the end of your YouTube videos is something that I recommend in all of my talks and to all my clients looking for best practices in YouTube marketing.  They offer a great way to …

How To Outrank the Competition in YouTube Search [Reel Web #63]

How To Outrank the Competition in YouTube Search [Reel Web #63]

Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a ton of changes at YouTube including a major change to their search algorithm, new annotations functionality, testing of a completely overhauled site design, and a lot of other stuff.  In this week's ReelWeb, we take …

YouTube Associated Website Annotations, Allow Off-Site Linking in Your Videos

YouTube Associated Website Annotations, Allow Off Site Linking in Your Videos

On Friday, YouTube released a video featuring Dror Shimshowitz, the Head of Product for Creators and Curators.  Among some of the changes that were announced in this video were Merch Annotations, in which you can sell your merchandise (and only your merchandise) through annotated links …

Teacher’s Extra Credit – 10 Steps to Create Your Educational Channel on YouTube : The EDU Playbook

Teachers Extra Credit   10 Steps to Create Your Educational Channel on YouTube : The EDU Playbook

YouTube recently released a new playbook, the YouTube EDU Playbook Guide.  They are beginning to narrow down their playbooks into more specific areas.  The last one was for brands, and it was a sort of mini-Creator Playbook.  All playbooks are going to take pages from …

YouTube Updates: EDU Playbook, Merchant Annotations, InVideo Promotions, Content ID & More [Reel Web #60]

YouTube Updates: EDU Playbook, Merchant Annotations, InVideo Promotions, Content ID & More [Reel Web #60]

On this week's Reel Web episode, we take a deeper look into several web video marketing related updates from the past week including updates to YouTube's Content ID program and copyright violation appeals process, new branding and promotional in-player functionalities via YouTube's new InVideo Programming, …

YouTube InVideo Programming: How to Apply In-Player Branding Across All Your Videos, Instantly

YouTube InVideo Programming: How to Apply In Player Branding Across All Your Videos, Instantly

YouTube keeps adding cool stuff out of nowhere and not announcing the changes.  I get this odd feeling that the YouTube staff gets very excited about releasing a new feature and taking bets on how long it takes before someone notices.  Within the last 24 …

How to Download Your Entire YouTube Channel Library in Original Uploaded Format [Reel Web #59]

How to Download Your Entire YouTube Channel Library in Original Uploaded Format [Reel Web #59]

This week on the Reel Web, we'll show you a new feature that Google launched which allows you to download all of your original source video files that were uploaded to your YouTube channel.  Additionally we cover a few new linking options for YouTube annotations, …

How to Use Annotations to Link Directly to a Google+ Profile from a YouTube Video

How to Use Annotations to Link Directly to a Google+ Profile from a YouTube Video

The interactivity of YouTube videos can be a wonderful thing.  You can put links for other videos, create calls-to-action, point out something special about the video that a viewer may not notice, and so on.  Our friend Ronnie Bincer at Video Leads Online (he's a …

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