When the first man stepped on the moon’s surface, millions of children wanted to become astronauts. Today, if you ask an average child about his desired activity when he grows up, be sure to hear “I want to be a YouTuber” in 8 out of 10 cases.
Did you know that there is only one resource more popular than YouTube? Yup, you got it, it’s Google. The second most-visited website in the world is YouTube, with its 2.514 billion active users monthly.
What does it mean for publishers? This is a golden opportunity to tap into this vast audience and monetize YouTube traffic. This article will guide you through the process and offer insights from our partners, YouTubers:
All of them successfully drive traffic to their blogs and websites from YouTube. This article is based on their experience and the recommendations they gave us.
Disclaimer: Please note that some of our partners have asked us not to include links to their channels in this article for confidentiality reasons.
Raj Patel is a passionate reviewer of sports events and video games (mainly – soccer simulators, so his two hobbies are interconnected), and the first thing he did was master the art of creating engaging content. He says:
“To be honest, it took me about a year to grow my YouTube channel. Attracting an audience is a matter of research, intuition, and your own interest as an author. So researching trending topics and being really involved in content – here are my main success secrets.
Creating content isn’t just about the subject; it’s about the passion you infuse into it. If you love what you do, your audience will feel that connection.”
And our partner Tricky Yar adds:
“I have been working for the last 6 years. I have multiple channels. Tech news, online earning, and sports channels… and yes, the main thing to say is that only engaging content can help you start and later – succeed. By the way, remember to make it all original each time and not to use clips of another video, pictures, title, and description.”
So, the key to attracting an audience on YouTube is producing high-quality videos that are both entertaining and informative. Here are some content creation tips:
“Consistency is the heartbeat of a successful YouTube channel. Treat your audience like a community, not just viewers, and they’ll keep coming back,” – Raj says.
However, quality content is not enough to bring users and money. What else you need is…
To get organic traffic from YouTube, you must optimize your channel for search engines. This involves:
Keyword research: use tools like Google Keyword Planner to find relevant keywords for your niche. Incorporate these keywords in your video titles, descriptions, and tags.
Compelling thumbnails: eye-catching thumbnails can improve click-through rates. Use images that convey the essence of your content.
Video descriptions: Write detailed and informative descriptions for your videos, including relevant keywords and links to your website.
Backlinks: integrations result in mentions of your channel on the other websites, mentions are backlinks that lead to better visibility (maybe, you know that Google/YouTube perceive resources with backlinks as reliable).
Okay, what to do next if you own a website or blog and want to bring more traffic there using your YouTube channel? Let’s see.
Raj Patel utilizes several strategies to drive traffic from his YouTube channel to his blog. Here’s how you can do it:
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And now, let’s move right to the YouTube strategies.
Before you start…
The typical challenge faced by aspiring YouTubers is their desire to generate revenue without making a personal appearance on camera. Achieving success on YouTube hinges on a few crucial elements:
To gain YouTube’s algorithm’s attention, your video/channel must receive recommendations to a wider audience. This is achieved through multiple traffic sources, and it also hinges on maintaining a click-through rate (CTR) within a certain range.
“I use my blog to provide more content to visitors, and I also have Monetag’s ads there, so it is also profit-making. People can get to my blog right from YouTube since my articles are linked to relevant videos. If you are interested in my CTR, I gained approximately 14%-19% for viral videos on my channel.” – says Raj.
“Plus, if you want your fans to trust you (which is crucial for a content maker), always inform them that the content is sponsored. Make natural and entertaining integrations to keep their attention, but, in my opinion, it doesn’t make sense to pretend that you are not advertising anything when you actually do.”
And the best thing: locate Monetag’s SmartLink on your website or landing page where you plan to direct your audience from YouTube – this is the easiest way to start monetizing your audience!
And here is an insight from Mr Naveed Shah:
“I’ve been on YouTube since 2016, and I’m doing really great. I have worked in five different niches, like movie’s suggestions, cricket info, free themes and plugins, and crypto airdrops.
How to make money? I’m not claiming to be an expert, but I do have some experience in those five niches. Out of those, I think crypto airdrops and movie suggestions can be really helpful for driving traffic from YouTube to your website. To do this, you’ll need a YouTube channel and be consistent in your efforts. Currently, I’m focusing on crypto airdrops and movie suggestions.
This work can be challenging because you’ll need to create a video every day. However, there’s another option if you have the budget. You can hire someone to create videos for you by paying them.”
Our partner Ajaba eagerly shared a secret recipe for his YouTube traffic monetization (but you can use this strategy for website monetization, as well). Enjoy:
Ajaba used “the biggest marketing trend of our century – influencers”. As he reveals, one doesn’t need to rob a bank to work with influencers. What is more, you don’t even need to be a celebrity to succeed. Ajaba says that he made money with a website that didn’t have too much traffic at the beginning:
“What if told you, that to use influencers marketing you need nothing but a website or an app, Monetag to monetize it, and $0!”
Intrigued? Here is the recipe our partner shared:
And here are the results reflected in statistics. This is how the backlinks performed:
We have also asked Ajaba about tracking his influencers’ input. And here is what he said:
“The answer is Google Analytics, when I provide the YouTuber with my article link, I use Google Analytics to see how much traffic was generated from YouTube on that specific article. Therefore I judge on how much I will pay the YouTuber regarding our initial agreement. The payment is always based on the traffic he brings to that specific article.
If I give one YouTuber many links to specific articles, then I check the traffic that was brought from YouTube to all those links. Then I combine it and decide on how much I’ll pay.
Please keep in mind that I don’t give the same link to many YouTubers, each of them has an article to promote so I can diversify my traffic and make it more targeted.”
In conclusion, our partners’ journeys exemplify how a website owner can successfully drive traffic from YouTube and monetize that traffic. Remember, building a loyal audience and consistently providing value should be at the core of your strategy.
With dedication and smart tactics, you can maximize your website’s potential and turn YouTube traffic into a valuable asset. And don’t forget Monetag’s SmartLink to ensure profit!