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How To Promote a YouTube Video

Watch more How to Use Social Media videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Get a large audience for your YouTube video by promoting it yourself or paying a marketing service. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Sign into your YouTube account Sign into your YouTube account. Upload your video to your profile page. If you don't already have an account, create an account. Step 2: Learn about SEO Learn about search engine optimization (SEO), a way to use the right keywords in your YouTube video's tags to get your video ranked high in search engine results. Step 3: Find YouTube sponsored contests Find YouTube sponsored contests. Click on the Browse link on the top of every YouTube page. Under Categories, click on Contests. Step 4: Enter a video in a YouTube contest Enter a video in a YouTube contest. These contests are officially sponsored by paid advertisers. Tip Contest time frames can be one day, one week, one month, or ongoing. Step 5: Have friends suggest your video Have friends and family members suggest your video directly to YouTube's editors. Tip YouTube honor categories include Most Viewed, Most Discussed, Most Responded, Top Rated, and Top Favorited. Step 6: Join social networks Join social networks like Facebook or MySpace. In your YouTube account, click on a social network icon under your video and share with your social network. Tip Submit your video to social bookmarks sites and have friends bookmark your video to share with other friends. Step 7: Join YouTube's Sponsored Video program Join YouTube's Sponsored Video program, an ad service where your video is spotlighted on their site and you pay only when someone plays your video. Revel in your exposure. Did You Know? In 2009, a Uruguayan film director's short YouTube video made for $300, led to a $30 million Hollywood film contract.
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