My wife and I are just now wrapping up our vacation in Georgetown, Malaysia and are about to head back to Krabi, Thailand for a few more months.
It was a nice week away from our daily schedules (however few the schedules might have been considering we were vacationing in Krabi for 6 months already) but we are both looking forward to going back and pushing through a few projects we have on the go.
The good thing about vacations – and why I recommend regular vacations to entreprenuers – is that they recharge ones battery. Every time I have interrupted my lifestyle pattern by doing a drastic change to my day to day routines (ex: taking a vacation), even if for just one week, it has helped me to come back and push my business to a new level.
I am hoping this little vacation will be no different.
One thing my renewed focus will be more on is: getting targeted traffic from non-search-engine sources. The SEO game is awesome and it has been very rewarding, but I think the time has come for me to put eggs in various baskets and not rely on SEO as much as I have been up to this point.
I had some time to look at where all the traffic on my sites is coming from and realized that even though search engines are still my main source of traffic, I am also getting a lot of traffic from my small video marketing campaigns.
How I drive Traffic using Video:
I do not consider myself an expert when it comes to video marketing, but here is what I have been doing and have been having some pretty good success with.
- I shoot a short little video on my topic of choice (generally small instructional videos or product reviews) and I quickly add the URL I want visitors to go to and make it show throughout the video. This does not have to be long or complicated. It also does not have to be super professional. Just something short and sweet.
- I then go to fiverr and have someone submit that video to 30 or more video sites. I make sure that they use my keyword in the title, as well as in the description and in the tags. More importantly though, I make sure they include my URL (usually a link to one of my blog posts or to an affiliate link) in the description as well.
- Once I get my submission report back from fiverr, I copy all the URLs in the report and submit them to linklicious. After that I head on over to a site called OneHourBacklinks and have them build 500 or so Backlinks to these video URLs. I don’t care too much about the details for this submission as long as each video gets at least one or two Backlinks to ensure it gets and stays indexed.
Then I rinse and repeat and though I might not get hundreds of visitors a day from one video campaign like this, I consider 5 plus visitors a day (as a result of just one video created) to be well worth the effort. It all adds up at the end of the day.
Now, if you would like a more detailed guide on how you can do this entire process a lot quicker, more efficiently, and perhaps more effectively, I strongly encourage you to get the following WSO.
I had a quick read through it and picked up a few golden nuggets that I will be implementing in to my video marketing from this point forward. It’s definitely worth the couple dollars IF getting traffic from videos is something of interest to you.
Anyways, check it out and let me know what you think!