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Smart Guide to Get Traffic and Backlinks from YouTube

Written by Iftekhar Ahmed

Have you ever tried creating backlinks on YouTube ??

Let me assume, you simply commented on relevant videos (with your links) or you simply uploaded videos on your own channel and added links in the description. Right??

Or have you done something different? (If so, let me know in comments)

Anyways, did the method you applied helped you? Did you get traffic from your videos or such links? or was it just another headache of ranking videos first and then gaining traffic?

Hmm, enough of questions. Let me come to the point.

In this post, I will be sharing a simple method that I personally have tested and gained results from it.

After this post you will be able to:

  • Gain backlinks from YouTube
  • Get Huge targeted traffic to your blog
  • Potentially get some sales
  • And most importantly, you will be able to build healthy relationships with Youtubers.

Do Backlinks from YouTube Matter?

Yes, it helps !! But I see Backlinks from Youtube as a good Source of TRAFFIC and that’s what I want you to focus on.

I have been getting targeted traffic from YouTube for my blog and it is indeed helping me boost my earnings (through new readers, email subscribers etc).

So, how to get backlinks from Youtube??

How to Get Backlinks from Youtube Videos

Before starting let me tell you that this method works best for the following niches:

  1. Gaming
  2. Bizarre
  3. Funny
  4. Technology
  5. Science
  6. Education

Let’s begin now.

Youtubers want views as much as Bloggers want traffic and that’s where we exploit this method.

The method is about asking YouTubers to link your blog post in their videos and In return you will be embedding their video on your blog post.

Sounds simple?

The steps are as follows:

Identify your Blog Posts

A quite simple step. All you need to do is, make a list of all those articles in your blog that have relevant videos on YouTube.

For example, upon checking my articles, I found out that I have an article titled “How to make Paypal Account in India?”.

The next step I can do is, Check YouTube for the same title.

Well, upon checking, I found out that there are 1000s of videos made on this topic. Another interesting thing I noticed is that both small and big channels have made videos on this topic.

Note it down that such kind of results has the best success rate.

Try to avoid Buying keyword/affiliate keywords as videos on such keywords most probably would have a link in description.

In all, these are the factors you must check:

  • Check the Presence of YouTube Videos on the same Keyword. (At least 50 videos)
  • Avoid Buying Keywords 
  • Avoid seeing those videos which have links in description, such Video owners won’t link us)

And that’s the type of articles you should add in your list.

This thing, as I said can be done in many niches, gaming niche works the best for this method as there are videos for almost every gaming keyword on YouTube.

Back to the point, so I would recommend you to make a list of 10-15 articles that matches search results with YouTube. This will save time further as you won’t have to check the articles again and again.

(I explained this a lot 😛 right??) Moving on…

Finding the Potential Targets

So, you have your list of Articles (keywords) ready, now you have to find those Videos on YouTube that can link back to your post in description.

By finding such videos, I mean making a list of those YouTube videos that have no Blog/Content links in their description and then getting the contact details of that particular channel creator.

Also, make sure that you pick only those videos that are good and later provide value to our audience (if you embed them).

Let me continue with my example, so I opened a YouTube first page result of the search term I showed above. Here is how that video’s description looks like:

As you can see, the channel is VERIFIED. So it means that the channel is not a joke and the creator is focusing on creating good videos on it. Also, such channels won’t be having videos with incorrect data/methods. So, it’s a plus point for us.

Another thing to notice down is, the likes !! 90% Likes. Another good point for us.

And lastly, check the description, no blog URLs found !! It means that the person is most probably not owning a blog in the same category. This is what all you need to check before picking a video.

Following the same method, make a list of 10 videos for each keyword/article of your blog.

Once your list is ready, move towards the next step.

Finding the Contact Info

Getting the contact details of any channel is not a tough task as most of the channels always mention links to contact them.

Here’s how you can get the info:

  • Check Video Description: You can find links to thier social accounts (FB, Twitter) where you can contact the channel owner.
  • Check Channel About page: Almost every active channel owner adds all his contact info on this page. Have a look…

As you can see, multiple contact details can be found on this page.

So you should not face any issues in finding the contact info of any channel owner.

Now comes the main part !!!

Contacting the Video Creator and Sealing the DEAL

Before contacting anyone you must understand the fact that this method gives equal benefit to both the YouTube Video creator and the Blogger.

So it’s not something hard to crack !!

What’s the plan??

  1. You Contact the Youtuber and ask him to add Your blog post link in his Video Description
  2. In return, you offer the Youtuber an Embed of his video on your blog post
  3. This way it’s an equal exchange of benefits.

To crack this !! You have to be powerful enough with your words to convince the YouTuber.

I just stick to 1 crucial point and that always convinces the YouTuber. And that point is…

EMBEDS!!

I always try to convince the YouTuber with the fact that “More Embeds means Better Ranking of Videos or More views”

Even Brian talks about Embedding Videos in his article about YouTube SEO!!

And in fact, it has been discussed numerous times that the more the number of embeds a video gets the better will be the rankings on YouTube.

Trust me, any YouTuber will love to see his Videos getting embeds on different blog posts.

By the way, embedding a good video to your blog post will not cause any harm, in fact having a video in your article that explains the same thing will help your readers and eventually make your blog post more valuable. So don’t think that embedding a video can cause issues.

How Will this method help you??

If you manage to get your link in the description of any good video, you may end up getting regular traffic. There are certain niches where viewers of the video check the description and click the links present on it.

See, these are the click stats of the link present in the description of the video I showed above. 200+ !! A good number, imagine getting such FREE views to your blog.

Many can become your regular readers, some may even subscribe to your lists. There can be many benefits. And yeah, all for FREE.

And even if you fail to get traffic, you still will be getting a backlink from YouTube. Though nofollow, but remember, there are quite a few benefits of such no-follow links.

So, did you understand the concept???

Anyways, to make things easier, I am including an Email Template that I used for the same. 😉

(But yes, I need social signals first 😛 )

My Personal Email Template that always gives Result

Here’s the response I got 😉

Sorry, I had to blur out many things to keep privacy.

Anyways, as you can, the guy directly said a YES to me.

So you can see this method working for me. And if it worked for me, then you should try out as well.

I guess you should doing this right away. 😉 Do share the results with me.

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About the author

Iftekhar Ahmed

Iftekhar Ahmed is the owner of iftiSEO.com and writes on various topics like Online Earning, SEO, Blogging etc. He has worked on many blogs and also works as an SEO Analyst.

61 Comments

  • Great site and a great Effective ways to Get Backlinks from Youtube Videos as well I really get amazed to read this. It’s really good.
    I’m off to do some more research and learning and hopefully elevate the experience my readers have on my blog. I’m starting a blog in the coming weeks and this post was extremely helpful! However, my blog will be more focused on micro-travel and less business. Any suggestions on how to go about expanding an edgy food recipe blog?

    I like viewing your blog again. Thank you

    • Great post I love this and tweeted this post and also subscribe to your list.

      P.S I have mentioned Your this post on my latest article “101 Working to ways to generate traffic in 2017” which you can check just clicking on my name.

      Cheers Nekraj

  • Very in-depth guide brother, Thanks so much for this valuable technique that you shared in this article.

    I was always wondering about how YouTube can help us to get a quality backlinks that improves SERP and SEO of the WP self hosted blog.

    Ifti Rocks As Always 🙂

    ~ Sameer

  • Great Post Iftekhar!

    It’s a great method to get quality traffic from YouTube channels. But, the Backlinks from YouTube do help us in Ranking on Google? Or just for Getting Targetted Traffic?

  • This is the same as searching for 404/Dead URLs on blog posts. Amazing method but unfortunately, the success chances are too less.
    Will give it a try!

  • First of all i am saying that i like your post very much. I am really impressed by the way in which you presented the content and also the structure of the post. Hope you can give us more posts like this and i really appreciate your hard work.

  • I loved this method. And no doubt this will definitely work like a charm. You explain the things in a very simpler way and this is the reason I love reading on this blog. Thanx for sharing.

  • From past few days, i was thinking for the same, To embed YouTube videos related with my blog niche. But not much sure how to find nd grab better YouTube Channel to get backlinks by embedding videos.
    And here come this guide. The gem for me by none other than Iftekar.
    Thanks bro for this guide. 🙂

    • I am newbiee and i think this is gonna help me a lot thankxx ifti bhai. Hope you will give us a information like this in future.

  • Wow, Bro, Image Look is Lovely 😀 and Thanks For The Informative Backlinks Guide, Keep Sharing Buddy,
    Have a Nice Day Ahead,

  • Hi Iftekhar Ahmed, Great idea I think it will work for all sites as there are so many videos on all niches on Google. Thanks for sharing this knowledge with us.

  • Awesome post Iftekhar Ahmed, Will you please make a whole post based on how To convince youtuber for adding blog link to their Video Description ?

  • Great, thanx for share this effective way to get traffic from YouTube.I have founded many videos which didn’t have any website link in description.
    Will it benifiit the ranking of my website URL in deep?

  • Thanks for this Guide bro 🙂
    Recently I try this Method
    Working Fine for Me
    Once again Thanks for this Amazing Guide bro

    Regards
    Santhosh veer

  • Thank you sir Iftekhar Ahmed

    I read your post i am so happy because you explain A to Z information about youtube backlinks guide. and your word combination are awesome i like it thanks

  • Great strategy to increase link popularity and referral traffics. I will use this technique for some of my blogs.

  • Wow, these are really great methods to get backlinks. I am just going in detail to implement this. Hoping for positive results, and yes will definitely share the results with you for further optimization.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,

  • Ifti you’ve done awesome job buddy.. I was expecting same kind of guide.. Thanks for sharing… i think this might be tough for some case, but will work for long term.. 🙂

  • I love the way you explain and many blogger will try this too even i will try my luck too. Thank you so much.

  • Worth reading man really happy to find such an great info as I’m planning to launch a blog.

    stay blessed

    greetings from pakistan

  • What is the sucess rate of this method?You have not metnioned it.
    Like how many emails you have sent and what was the conversation/success rate you got.
    It is worth the time?
    BTW this is totally new for me [And yes for others too.]
    cheers nekraj

  • I will try this method but I think that it a long process and there are so many things required to do it successfully like finding the right channel and after that asking the person and then you have to wait for their reply and they will agree only if your blog is more worth than their channel.

  • Awesome article bro. This post motivated me to open a youtube channel. I want to try these methods. Thanks for sharing.

  • Awesome Article
    I’m a YouTuber & Blogger
    If I take backlink from My Channel & Embed the Video into Blog
    Does it have any Negative Effect ?

  • Thanks for this awesome Tip!! But I have a question that will this Link from Youtube will have any value other then getting traffic? I mean will it pass any Link Juice?

  • Hello Iftekhar,

    You have written a great post indeed. This is something where we don’t need to have a verified or YouTube channel at all and still can get much traffic or at least a good backlink.

  • That is awesome. This thing not only helps in building backlinks but also build good relations with Youtubers.
    Thanks for the information.

  • Great post Iftekhar!
    I loved this method. And no doubt this will definitely work like a charm. You explain the things in a very simple way and this is the reason I love reading on this blog.
    Really , Thank you for sharing This knowledge.?

  • hi, thanks for giving us a wonderful information related to traffic and Backlinks this is really a good and knowledgeable article.
    Regards.

  • Nice post Iftekhar Ahmed, I really like your effords for this article & sharing such amazing info about getting Traffic & Backlinks from YouTube.

    YouTube, one of the most powerful & strong network that helps to lean & earn money online.

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