Associated Website YouTube Annotations
YouTube Annotations are a great way to increase connection and engagement with your audience. They have been around for a long time, giving us the ability to create notes of clickable hotspots, overlaid on a video.
The big surprise that YouTube gave us recently was the “Associated Website YouTube Annotations” that allow us to send people to our blog or website. In other words, you will be able to link out from your YouTube videos directly to your blog!
Watch the video below to discover how you can do that with all of your videos on YouTube as well! It will certainly increase the power of what you can do with your YouTube videos from now on. This interactive video thingy is AWESOME!
Watch the video below to learn how to do it!
How to Add Associated Website YouTube Annotations
Having an associated website on your videos/YouTube channel basically means that the publisher’s website has been verified by YouTube and linked to the YouTube account. Remember that to get that done there is one first step to be considered…
“In order to set up associated website YouTube annotations, the YouTube account must be enrolled in YouTube’s Partner Program.”
To become a member of the Partner Program, you must allow advertising on their videos, and successfully monetize at least one video. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like ads on my videos (Argh!!). They are distracting and take viewers away form my videos 🙁 And I would never want that in exchange for some little money that comes out of YouTube ads (means pennies – please do not tell that YouTube I said that…LOL :)). Well you got my point! Based on my opinion, I sure recommend not selecting all of the ad options they have to offer. That’s what I did!
Associated Website Youtube Annotations Steps
- First of all, make sure that you have associated your website with your YouTube channel.
- Go to video manager
- Go to the annotations area
- Click on “add annotation”
- Under “link”, choose the category “Associated Website”
- Add your associated domain link to the link’s area
- Save, publish and you are done!
Got it? Good!
Now let me know what you think about the new Associated Website Youtube Annotations by leaving a comment below!
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