Invitation To Earn Revenue From Your Youtube Videos
Posted 01 September 2011 - 12:49 PM
Yes - it's true! I got an email from YouTube - which I thought was SPAM at first - inviting me to link my Adsense Account up to my YouTube videos and share in the glorious wealth that will spring forth!
Have a look here: YouTube Monetisation Guidelines.
Anybody else get one of these invites.... have tried it... know anything more about it?
Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:10 PM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:16 PM
They just called to say they love me.... I think
I'm waiting for 48hrs to get "confirmed".... and then I can go and stick Adsense next to my videos - apparently
Posted 01 September 2011 - 02:29 PM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:22 PM
YouTube needs to do a WAAAY better job at matching advertising to videos. I love watching old family/children's shows sometimes on YouTube, and I have seen the most inappropriate garbage pop up mid-video. Latest one was some awful ad about 'Chinese Lady For Dating'. Puhleeeze.
Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:25 PM
I wonder how YouTube adsense blocks convert. Do people actually click on those links?
Posted 02 September 2011 - 06:30 AM
I have never clicked on a youtube ad on purpose. I find that sometimes the ad box moves just slightly when you go to click it away and sometimes I will click on one by mistake. That makes me mad.
But I could see that if you get a video that goes viral you could make some good money off of it!
send2Paul...I'm curious to know more about your videos. Do you have lots? Roughly how many views do you have?
I have one video with about 4000 views and I was hoping Adsense would contact me, LOL! I wonder what their criteria are?
Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:03 AM
I'll get back to y'all over the weekend with some facts and figures. But if you want to have a browse yourself: Paul's YouTube Video Channel - I have 103 videos uploaded - the most viewed is 937 times I think, (the Tenby beach video).
I don't comment on other videos. I do have people comment on mine - and I do respond to the comments.
More info over weekend - please feel free to analayse and post here if anyone wants to - it may save me some time as well! )
Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:14 AM
Never been contacted by Google to monetize that puppy. Of course, it's not necessarily in a lucrative niche. It's a video of a snake eating a very large fish in a lake. And the lake was full of trash because this was the week after Katrina hit, so a few million pieces of peoples' homes were now in the lake. So of course, all the commenters talk about the trashy lake, not realizing the reason behind it.
So...snake...fish...lake...trash...not real monetizable, I guess.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:36 PM
Now when I view my videos I have an option to "Monetize" them. I click the button and it comes to a screen with several boxes to tick, (if applicable), and some instructions. It looks like this:
The first video I'm going to monetize is the very popular: How To Unblock A Sink which had 1,091 views and 2 comments.
Before changing your monetization options, please tell us about your video. Does your video contain the following content? (Select all that apply)
1. Graphics and pictures (including photographs and artwork)
2. Movie or TV visuals
3. Video game or software visuals
4. Performances (including concerts, events, and shows)
5. Music (including lyrics, cover songs and background music)
Please describe your content below. If you answered "Yes" to any of the above, please be sure to include details about your ownership of the necessary rights or explicit permission to commercially use all video material. You must possess all the necessary distribution rights in all content (including music) in the video. (1000 character limit)* (Required)
Important note: If your video is not approved for revenue sharing, it may be removed from YouTube.
Each video request for monetization is reviewed manually. It could take 48hrs. So, at the moment I get eh message:
So now.... I wait...
Video submitted for review.
p.s. this was the most viewed video, (now submitted for monetization): Grays, Essex with a mere 4,211 views, 35 comments, 1 "like" 2 "dislikes"
Edited by send2paul, 02 September 2011 - 05:48 PM.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:52 PM
I'm curious to know how you benefit from your videos. Do you embed them into your website? I didn't see any links back to a site.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:16 PM
... and as we used to say at school - "They're all my own work"
Interesting. I don't see any ads displayed on either of them. It does say in my account that they both have been approved. I don't suppose you could do a little screenshot here could you?
Most of the videos are just uploaded to there. Some may be embedded in my blog: Blogbypass or at my old blog's url: Old Blog.
All my videos have been for pure "entertainment purposes" only. Some of the videos, such as the one of me running into the sea at Oregon, was embedded into a "sponsored blog post" for the Jeep company, (for which I got paid quite nicely for!). Most vids I send the link back to folks in emails.
And I have to apologise on behalf of YouTube as to the playback quality of some of the vids. They were perfectly okay and played back correctly when I first uploaded them. I think they changed some internal settings a few years back. Most of the mobile phone vids are .3gp files.
Dr M - are you formalising any theories about this? Please "share your research"!
p.s. want to see more great videos? Have a browse through the ones on Facebook: Paul Flanagan On Facebook
Edited by send2paul, 02 September 2011 - 10:17 PM.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:18 PM
Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:22 PM
I thank you
p.s. I only really come here for the dancing bananas! :emo10: :emo6: :nanaparty: :nanacomputer:
Edited by send2paul, 02 September 2011 - 10:23 PM.
Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:37 AM
Dr M - are you formalising any theories about this? Please "share your research"!
No theories, just trying to understand Youtube! I've only dipped my toes in the water in Youtube, but the results have been very helpful to my sites. I've never really thought of putting something on youtube for any other purpose than to benefit one of my sites.
I have one video that is a tutorial. Originally I posted it on Youtube just because I wanted to host it somewhere other than on my site. It is a video that complements an article on my site. But, it gets found often on youtube. I thought it had 4000 views, but I just checked and it has almost 10,000 views now. In the description of my video I have a link back to my site for more information. It brings me visitors each day and has made this page one of my top ranking pages.
I have other videos that actually rank well for keywords, especially for our real estate site. I'll make a video of a house and then upload it to youtube using the house address as the title. In many cases, when you search for the house address on Google, my video comes up in the top 3. And again, there is the link in the description for people who need more information. (I also put our web address in the video).
This last method works so well that I really think I should be putting more time into making videos for my non-real estate site to help me rank.
btw....I love your video showing the sounds of the crosswalk. It was too funny when the guy walked by and saw you talking to yourself!
Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:20 PM
I have to say that I never really had a website/business that I was using YouTube to promote with. I don't even think I link back to my blog from my YouTube account, or create any links from my videos to anywhere - maybe I should?
I have noticed the three rotational Google Adsense ads appearing on the "How To Unblock Your Sink" vid, (your fav Donna! :emo10: ) are an ad for:
1. Google Adsense
2. Fungus In The Home
3. A "drain blockage" website
- so, it's all very "contextual" still by the key words in the description I gave, but they also must have served up "manually" the "Fungus In The Home" ad as I never mentioned fungus in the vid description or mention the word "fungus" in the vid.
Yes. I must investigate further the whole linkage thing from YouTube.
Unfortunately, there is no channel breakdown in my Google Adsense account to see which video is making the clicks/money - so it looks like I'm going to have to monetize all of them!
Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:36 PM
I like the way the cat gets more inventive and tries to lift the feeder tray flap with "teeth power"!
Keep up the good work! More cat videos! (They also appear to be popular on YouTube!)
p.s. no money earned off the two "Adsensed" videos yet!
Edited by send2paul, 04 September 2011 - 12:37 PM.
Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:38 PM
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