Online Video Marketing is the process of creating videos and uploading them to various video sharing websites, such as YouTube, Metacafe or other video hosting services. Some of the sites allow you to upload your own video on the site for free, while others require that you pay a monthly fee to upload your video. There are pros and cons to each method of doing online video marketing.
The most obvious advantage to using YouTube is that it allows you to submit your video in search engine results. A high ranking video means that people will find it more easily and can recommend it to their friends or family members. In addition, by submitting a video to YouTube you can share the URL with your friends and also share your affiliate links in the video description box. This can help to build up your credibility and website traffic.
YouTube is free to use, although you will have to register for a YouTube account and login to upload videos. You will need to create a username, upload a webcam and record your video. Once uploaded, you can upload other videos from the site and create a YouTube channel, which is linked from your blog or website.
Uploading an existing video to YouTube is free, but requires that you have uploaded your video to another video hosting service before. Many video hosting services offer video hosting for a nominal monthly fee. Once your video has been uploaded you can then create additional videos for your YouTube channel. Some of these videos are created to advertise your website or blog and you may find that many people watch your video because they enjoy what you are promoting.
Metacafe offers unlimited video publishing, and it allows you to upload your own videos on their video directory, and you can share the URL with other people. Metacafe is also free to use, although you may need to pay a one time fee to be able to upload videos on their site. Metacafe allows you to upload your videos to several video hosting sites at the same time, making it easy for you to link up your video accounts.
There is no limit on the number of videos that you can create and upload to sites. However, you should consider the amount of time that it would take to create and upload each video to ensure that it is worthwhile to you and that you can afford to spend the time on online video marketing. There is no limit on the number of views that your video can attract.