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5:52 pm on Jan 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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We created some videos that are getting good interest on Youtube, but when people are linking to the videos on various forums, they are linking to the Youtube page, and not to our site that has them embedded.

Obviously this doesn't help us to get backlinks (although I admit it does help 'branding' from people finding us on Youtube.)

Here is my question: Is there a way to have YouTube host the videos, but only be able to see them embedded on our website? That way people would only be able to link to our website if they wanted to show the video. Dumb?
8:46 pm on Feb 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Youtube gives you one link for your website and you can include a link in the video description that gets a rel=nofollow. When you make youtube friends those links are follow links to your youtube page.

Your youtube page can get a decent amount of PR and take another position in the SERPs for the company to push away Ihat#*$!pany.com sites (which can happen if your site is controversial). But ultimately just counts as one link to your site.
10:42 pm on Feb 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Here is my question: Is there a way to have YouTube host the videos, but only be able to see them embedded on our website? That way people would only be able to link to our website if they wanted to show the video. Dumb?


not dumb, but there's no technical way around this. By taking advantage of Youtube and using their enormous reach network as well as using as much bandwidth as you please, you also give away the rights to your video in some ways.

If your'e not going to host the video yourself then you need to have other reasons why people would want to come and visit your site.

Is the video the primary piece of content? Or could you offer an article that adds more substance to the video? By adding the additional content you not only make the page that is embedding the video more worthwhile to link to, but you're also increasing the content on your site and improve the overall SEO and, most importantly, improve the users experience on your site.
6:37 pm on May 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Could you post the most buzzworthy part of the bideo on yahoo and then basically tell people to view the rest of the video on your own site?
9:47 pm on May 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Planet13, yes you can. Just edit the video to the "buzz worthy" part and at the end of the video add the url with some catchy phrase like "to see the rest, go to example.com/video.html".