Author Topic: Can I convert an affiliate link to a You Tube Video?  (Read 2562 times)

earnings

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Can I convert an affiliate link to a You Tube Video?
« on: February 20, 2011, 11:09:58 PM »
Hi everyone,

I've been a member of RRW for a few months.  I have been amazed and
delighted with the quality of your responses to almost any kind of question asked.
whether technical, marketing, software related, etc.

So, I thought I would give it a shot, and hopefully I can phrase it in such
a way that you will understand what I am trying to achieve. 

I would like to use You Tube to market several different affiliate products
for various niches.  The affiliate links that I will use, when clicked, lead to
a sales page that has a video embedded.

My question is this..is it possible to convert those affiliate links, with the video
into a You Tube video.

Thanks,
Johnny Baxter



valpubs

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Re: Can I convert an affiliate link to a You Tube Video?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 01:11:44 AM »
Johnny

This has confused me, sadly.

You want to use Youtube to promote products - good, great idea

The affiliate links you will use lead to a sales page that has a video embedded in it. - cool - nothing wrong so far

(this is where I get lost  *?*  :thinking:)

You want to take those affiliate links (the ones to the product supplier's sales page) and make them point to another Youtube page?

Or

Do you want to make a Youtube video into a clickable affiliate link? :idea:

If that is the case - no I don't think you can (admittedly, I've never tried it). The closest you can get is to put your affiliate URL into the video (suitably cloaked obviously) so that people can write it down and type it in.

Although ...

You can take a Youtube video and embed it into your own web page. When you double click on the video in the web page, you get routed to the original Youtube page.

So, could you reroute that embedding to a sales page?  No idea I'm afraid - but someone else might be able to provide the last link in the chain for you.




earnings

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Re: Can I convert an affiliate link to a You Tube Video?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 06:31:43 PM »
Thanks Valpubs,

You pretty much hit my very dilemma on the head. 

I know that you can add an affiliate link to a YouTube video,
but that would entail creating the video first...and that is
probably what I will have to end up doing.

It would be great if there was a way to embed an existing
affiliate video into a YouTube video.   Maybe I could record
the affilate video and then upload it into YouTube and then
add my link?

Just thinking out loud.  I know, that's dangerous.   LOL

Johnny

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Re: Can I convert an affiliate link to a You Tube Video?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 11:29:43 AM »
Hey Johnny

If I understand your query correctly, I think I might have an easy fix for you...

Using any of the vid editing software available you can create yourself a lead-in and an exit segment and then sandwich the original video in the middle.

Haven't tried this myself - yet, but it's on my own to-do list. Will post an update if it works for me.

Have a great day, just because YOU CAN!

John

earnings

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Re: Can I convert an affiliate link to a You Tube Video?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 09:40:14 AM »
Hey John,

Yep, that might just work.  Now, if I can just stay focused
long enough to try it....

I find myself sometimes chasing rabbits during the day instead
of finishing one task.   :music:

I just need to log out of email and other distractions.   ;D

Thanks for the suggestion,

Johnny

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Re: Can I convert an affiliate link to a You Tube Video?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 03:12:58 PM »
Hi Johnny ::P

:welcome: to RRW.

It's nice to meet you.

Sounds like you've got a great idea and you've had some really good responses/suggestions.

I hope they work for you.

Karen

P.S. I know what you mean about chasing rabbits; I have that syndrome, too, some days!

earnings

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Re: Can I convert an affiliate link to a You Tube Video?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 12:55:23 PM »
Hi Karen,

Good to meet you as well. 

Yep, I'm an old rabbit hunter from way back.    ;D

I'll try to let everyone know how it eventually works out.

See ya,
Johnny