affiliate_video_tipsIf you’re not already incorporating videos into your affiliate site, you’re missing out on a great way to expand your audience and drastically increase traffic to your site.

Here are 3 affiliate video tips that will help you rank higher in search (almost) instantly.

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Do Your Research

Just like normal post keywords, video keywords have different levels of competition and exposure.

While the search volume for video keywords is the same as for a “normal” keyword, the number of pages competing for that term is not.

Many of the top keyword tools, like Jaaxy, will show you a metric for whether or not there are already videos ranked under that keyword.

Choose your keywords wisely and that hard work you put into your video won’t go to waste!

Don’t Forget To Write Content Too

When you’re producing a post that includes a video, many marketers forget to include written content on the page.

The best way to boost your chances of ranking for that page is to include both video and written content.

One technique that Kyle at Wealthy Affiliate uses is to include a video at the top of the post with a written summary of the contents of that video forming the remainder of the post.

This is a great way to accommodate readers who prefer one channel over the other, and once you have the video in place, writing a summary is usually quick and easy!

Show, Don’t Tell

When producing your videos, don’t produce an hour-long sales pitch about why Product X is awesome.

Instead, focus on showing the users the product. Most people who turn to videos before buying products are looking for demonstrations of that product, rather than facts about the design or price point.

Keeping these demonstrations short and to the point will make it more likely people will watch the whole clip and share it with their networks.

For more information on incorporating video tutorials into your site, check out this free training.