In order to take full advantage of videos you create, you have to lead viewers, to a next step after the finish watching your videos…Video marketing can be really easy if you know what you’re doing.
adding clickable links to your videos can easily bring in more views to your other videos or money making videos.
In this video I am going to show you How to Add clickable Link to Your channel Video …..and we are starting right now
Most often the links in videos turn to serve only one purpose – turning viewers into subscribers or leads.
You can easily link from within any video on youtube to other videos, your websites, your blogs, or any other product page you run
Let’s start looking at the different ways some social platforms allow you to lead viewers from your videos to a targeted page and we will kick off with youtube
How to Add Links to Your YouTube Video
In an attempt to help video creators to convert people and lead them to your desired landing page, YouTube provides you with two options
The first is of course the most common way which is Adding Links in your Video Description.In the description area of the video, simply add the full URL of the landing page you want viewers watching to visit.
unfortunately You can’t hyperlink a specific keyword or use anchor text on youtube.
Also, keep in mind that you need to include ‘https://’ before a URL in order to make it a clickable link.
If your URL is too long, you can use URL shortening… a simply tool, like Bitly will help shorten the link for you. Links in Videos (Cards & End Screen) is the second option.
Cards are this non-intrusive clickable links that pops up in the corner of your video when added, and when clicked it will show additional info that explains the purpose of the link.
They can be used to link to your website, affiliate offer, store, or other videos.
End screen links appear in the last 10-20 seconds of your video and can link to other videos or easily allow viewers to subscribe to your channel.
To add these in-video links, follow these steps:
Go to your YouTube page’s ‘Video Manager’ and select the video you want to add the link to. On the options above select ‘Cards’
When you click on the ‘Add Cards’ button, it will show you the types of cards. Just click the ‘Create’ button on the one you want. You’ll have to accept the terms and conditions by selecting ‘Enable’ if you haven’t done so already.
Enter the link you want people to be sent to.You have the option to add an image to the card; either select one from the suggestions or upload it. Make sure the file is squared, under 5MB, and in an acceptable format (.jpg, .png, .gif).
Add the teaser text you want (30 characters), a CTA, and edit the title.
There is a timeline below the video where you can adjust the start time of the card….Click on “Create Card”
Now if you want to edit the cards at any time, you can simply go back to the Cards tab and click on the edit button.
Keep in mind that YouTube only lets you insert external links….links from web pages outside of youtube only if you’re part of their YouTube Partner Program. You will also need to install a code on your website so youtube can quickly identify your site every time you link any webpage bonus page in the case of affiliates or ecommerce stores
Now lets look at How to Add a Link to a Facebook Video
If you have watched the video on how to get views from facebook you will know by now how to link from your facebook videos to your youtube videos
Currently, there are two ways you can add links to Facebook videos.you can add links in the Captions area of your facebook video, Similar to how the links in Your video descriptions works, so you can insert your links in the captions of your video posts.
In that same video I showed you another way of linking in the comments section of groups after making a post with the video Thumbnail as the image you are sharing.
Visually pleasing graphic can further encourage people to click. Make sure to check out that video together with the other videos in the playlist on how to get more views to your videos
Now Adding a Link to an Instagram Video
On Instagram, you can easily redirect your followers from your story to a landing page of your choice with the cool swipe up feature.
However, there’s a catch – to get free access to the swipe up feature, you must have:
- A business account
- At least 10,000 followers
If you have less than 10K followers, you’ll have to opt for Instagram ads which is not exactly free and that will give you the option of adding links – using both the swipe up feature (for story ads) and CTA buttons (for feed ads).
Here is also a playlist all on How to Add link to Instagram Story without Being Verified.
You probably already know that video has become the norm, it is no longer an option but a necessity to start linking in your videos.