The second largest search engine isn’t Bing or Yahoo

It’s YouTube. Many people know this, some people don’t. But regardless, now that they’ve launched some great new features (and if you’re like us), it’s time to get started taking video more seriously.

Step 1. Get the new YouTube interface. You can simply go to your channel and you should be prompted to check it out.

Step 2. Get videos.

I know, right? Seems simple but many people think this is a lot harder than it is. Where do you begin? Product videos? Sure, those are good. But there may be more videos out there that your users or customers may have already created for you.

So why not leverage it? There are tons of PunchTab videos on YouTube and all we have to do is add them to our favorites so anyone viewing our channel can see them.

If the goal is to create awareness, then the more content out there about you the better. So don’t fight it, use it!

User generated videos are also great. Run a giveaway with PunchTab asking people to create videos and paste them in a link in the comments section. If you’re using Facebook comments on your blog, you’ll get even more reach because your users networks will also be able to like and comment on the videos they’ve just shared.

Step 3. Reward people for visiting your YouTube channel. 

I bet you didn’t know that you can award points for visiting your YouTube channel. Here’s how:

In a typical page you may have a button or a link that say: Check us out on YouTube. And your HTML may look like:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/punchtab"> Check us out on YouTube!</a> 

All you need to to is add the code in red:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/punchtab" onClick='_ptq.push(["view",{"points":10}]);'> Check us out on YouTube! </a> 
So, how 'bout you see it in action and actually check out our YouTube channel?

Step 4. Leverage all those great videos on your site and reward-enable them.

Our founder, Ranjith, created a couple of blog posts on this. Read the post, get the code and see a demo of it.

66 Comments

  1. Chris Y.

    seems like a viable source for viewers

  2. Stacy

    wow interesting to know

  3. jodi leah baird

    love that more ways to earn!!

  4. rus

    wow, i’m srsly surprised. 0.o

  5. Muhammad Idrees

    good

  6. popo

    Nice ! I love Punchtab !

  7. somee

    amazing

  8. Adil Farooq

    thats great…

  9. grace

    great !

  10. Stacy

    awesome

  11. sameon

    awsome

  12. guest

    interesting

  13. Adam

    yahoo is 2nd few years ago…but then youtube is getting more popular because you have music videos, songs, everything there.

  14. Christina K

    awesome

  15. Stavros

    Excellent!!!!!!!!!

  16. Chris Y.

    i think youtube should actually expand even more ^_^

  17. Jonelle

    love hunting for punchtab site giveaways!

  18. Lilly

    love all the ways to earn

  19. Pina

    Thanks for sharing

  20. Jonelle

    Thank you

  21. Lexi

    Nice post

  22. Jonelle

    very interesting

  23. Jonelle

    Im a dedicated poster..

  24. Jonelle

    punchtab is very inspiring to ‘surf’

  25. Jonelle

    Looks like I am the only one posting for points here… Just got an ipad and looking forward to using it… Zapp here I come for a protective screen.

  26. br0der maskterz

    coo0l..

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  30. Brandy Shields

    good to know…

  31. Stavros

    interesting article

  32. Haimamamia Lee

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  33. guest

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  34. Brandy Shields

    Woah

  35. Rae Higgins

    Interesting article…..

  36. guest

    thanks

  37. jiujiujiu

    cool

  38. Haimamamia Lee

    Really good

  39. guest

    Interesting article…..

  40. guest

    wow i would have never guessed it was youtube :O

  41. Haimamamia Lee

    Cool and nice~

  42. haimamamia

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  46. Praveen Vishnu Shamain

    Very interesting. I was not aware of this.

  47. Krishna Singh

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  48. Katy

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  51. Betty

    great!

  52. Bettania

    niced!

  53. Bet

    it’s surprising

  54. Bet

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  55. Bet

    thanks!

  56. Betty

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  57. Sugar

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