Leaving comments on video hosting sites like YouTube and Revver can generate a ton of traffic to you or your client’s website. Some channels and videos have thousands of views a week because of the viral nature of the topic. No matter what your client’s business is about, there is almost always a controversial topic associated with it. A comment is a great place to be seen and leaving one on a high view video is called “piggybacking” off of the video.
Most of the time, you are unable to leave a clickable link in the comment to the website. But the username of your client is always visible and clickable. The more controversial your comment is in response to the video at hand, the more clicks you will get. And you don’t have to leave just one… long running dialogues between users are common on YouTube. You can also leave a video comment. A video comment is one where you use a video, usually of the client, speaking in response instead of writing it out. You can leave any kind of video response you desire, creatively speaking, not just a talking head. Video responses are a good idea to implement because usually there aren’t as many of them as text based comments. Another great thing about video responses is the fact that if you leave one, it is shown to everybody else right under the two most popular text comments. This means it has a chance of getting viewed a lot more than compared to just some witty or controversial comment. And you can even create video responses to your own videos. For the best effect, leave a combination of a video response and a text based comment.
If people vote the comment up positively with the “thumbs up” feature, it rises to the top of the comments section and stays there. The trick is to try to leave a comment that has the potential to stay at the top. If your comment is rated as one of the best 2 comments, it will show right underneath of the description box – a great place to be found. Regular comments without votes continually move further down the page as new ones are added. Being voted up increases your exposure and clicks. Additionally, if all you do is post “click here” type comments without any real content, users can mark you as spam, causing the comment to disappear from the page. Comments are a great way to drive a targeted traffic flow to your or your client’s channel. youtube comments