The battles of YouTube Ads are not won today by men with the largest forces.
Sure they can spend a lot more than you, but that doesn’t mean they are going to win.
YouTube ads have changed and they can be tested in a couple of weeks. There is no long waiting—no serious uncertainty—no drawn-out period when expense overtops result.
One gets his answer immediately. The YouTube campaign is based on exact information that you can see right in your Analytics and Adwords accounts.
What you do in 1 state can be one is all 50, and the views and click will be in proportion to your test states. The law of average is sure. When you expand, you will be spending your money on absolute certainty.
Let’s do a quick recap before we check out whats new.
TrueView ads provide a way for you to drive traffic and sales on YouTube. Businesses who run YouTube ads often see a big lift in brand search and traffic.
You have to know what you are doing.
TrueView ads can be skipped after five seconds—so it’s important that your video is done correctly and will capture attention in the first 5 seconds. Unless you’re optimizing based on action or reach (more on that below), you only have to pay for these ads when the viewer watches 30 seconds or more, which makes them a pretty safe bet for advertising on a budget.
TrueView ads have two formats, In-Stream ads and Discovery ads. Here’s the differences:
Play before a video
Show up in search
Here’s what’s new with YouTube.
TrueView For Action
Couple week back YouTube can out with TrueView For Action Youtube ads.
You can read about it on our last blog.
It was in BETA but now my accounts have this new feature.
“Soon you’ll be able to reach people on YouTube who recently searched for your products or services on Google. For example, an airline could reach people on YouTube who recently searched Google.com for “flights to Hawaii.” We call this custom intent audiences. Custom intent audiences can be an effective way to move undecided customers to action using the persuasive power of video. To get started, all you have to do is create a keyword list for your video campaign in the new AdWords experience.”
Here’s a simple video tutorial where you can see how to set up a TrueView For Action video campaign.
TrueView For Reach
If you are looking to build brand awareness and increase market penetrations, you may want to look at TrueView for reach.
I would not recommend it because I think TrueView for Action Ads are better.
I know they are better.
YouTube Video Ad Reach Planner Tool
One of the big problems with YouTube ads are the unknown. They lack transparency but they are changing. Google has launched the do Reach planner tool.
“Starting today, we’ve made it easier to answer questions like these by introducing Reach Planner, a new tool in AdWords. Now, for the first time, advertisers can forecast the reach and frequency achievable on YouTube and across Google’s video partners, in over 50 countries. This resource will simplify the planning process by providing unique reach across devices, for all core audiences and video formats.
Please for all things practical get on this and start running ads. If you need help, that is what we are here for. Contact us and we would be happy to create a killer YouTube Ad Campaign that will get you more sales, leads, and traffic.
When did advertising become so complicated?
I am going to give you a formula that will change the way you write your ads, website copy, and video scripts.
Are you ready?
Keep it simple!
A perfect ad offers wanted information; it shows the advantages, gives a sample or proof of claim and calls the audience to action.
That is it.
Check out Duluth Trading Company.
They created TV commercials that were engaging, entertaining and effective. It doubled their sales over a one year period.
They showed the problem and how their product would fix the problem in an entertaining way.
So remember to simplify. You will get better results.
To prove my point and smile, watch this.
Creating copy is not easy. It take a lot of time and practice. You may have the money to go hire an expensive copy writer, but I would save the money. I have found it’s better to educate yourself and become a student of great copy. It’s a great skill to have.
You do not need to make it complicated…
When you find something you like, use it and make it your own. That’s what a lot of great copy writers do.
Here’s a video where I discuss a couple of different ads.
How to create great copy!
The video recording transcript. (yes you may see errors. It’s a software)
In this video, we are going to be discussing copy, ad copy, why it matters, why it doesn’t matter, and things you need to be doing to get better at creating copy. Let me go over what I’ve been doing a little bit. Facebook.
What I did with Facebook is have a video marketing checklist. Some of you might have seen our marketing checklist. That is kind of my trip wire, that’s the offer.
Now whenever I’m asking for a simple email, I don’t do a lot of copy. Now I’m just testing this. You can see my ads. On this simple one I have like 10 dollars a day going at it. Very simple. You can see 16 leads, three leads, my average lead cost is around two dollars and 30 cents. That is not bad. It works. The numbers all pan out. On this one, I don’t do a lot of, let me go down here and show you. I don’t do a lot of copy.
All I do is write this. Businesses are not taking advantage of video marketing and most agencies have no idea what they’re doing. Here’s a free checklist we use to dominate our competitors. This one gets a lot better. I have one that’s like two sentences and it costs a little bit more. Now, over the weekend, I was looking up my numbers. I’m like, “Hey. Forget trying to get the whole trip wire, forget trying to get people into my email.” Now that’s not always a good thing. I’m just going to go for a direct conversion. Okay?
I set up a new campaign just for conversions, where I want somebody to actually come to me and request a full proposal. You can see our cost is it just started, and we’re at 19 dollars. I want to keep it under 20 dollars. Got it? Now this ad takes a lot more work. Okay? Let me show you the difference. Okay.
First off, I say, “Hey dear business owner or marketing manager, what if,” and then I go into these things. Now where did I get this information? I’m not the type of guy that will go out and spend days and days on creating copy. What I like to do is I like to take bits and pieces from everyone and then combine it and make it my own. Now, everyone’s doing it.
You’ll find out ads. If you see a good ad, that’s probably been created by some other good ad. This one, I saw this used by I think his name’s Cody Butler, and then there’s another one called Brad Ads, it’s a mixture. I like to use some of [Russel Brunson’s 00:02:51] stuff sometimes. But whenever I find a really good ad, I take that ad, I put it on a spreadsheet, and then I keep them. I look at what’s working, what’s not working. It takes some time, though. You can’t expect to just go out there and create a Facebook ad and have it work, got it? You want to spend time on studying copy, finding out what works, finding out what doesn’t work, and then you test it. Got it? Here’s some good material to help you on your copy.
I loved this book, “Confessions of an Advertising Man.” Okay? It’s an old school one. Another one is “Influence.” If you go here onto Google and you just type in influence, the power of persuasion pdf, that’s a free one. You can click right there and get the download. It’s free. Another one I like, Gary Halbert. He did a book called “Boron Letters.”
Love this book. He got put into jail and he wrote his son these letters and explained to him how direct mail works, how copy works. Very good. Very good read. If you want to go out there and learn about stuff, learn about Gary Halbert, his copy was really good. David Ogilvy very good.
Then just put it on a spreadsheet or text, this is just a text doc. Then you make it your own. You adjust it, you change it, you put in stuff you like, stuff you don’t like you take out. It works. It works for me. You’ll see since I adjusted that copy on this Facebook ad, now I’m asking for a lot more. I’m not just asking for an email address, so I made it a lot more powerful. The more they commit, the more they read, the more they’re going to be willing to do business with you. Okay?
Remember a good structure is what’s the problem? Really identify the problem, and then show them a solution. Got it? Then a strong call to action. Those are just some things you can do. But everything’s based off of they have a problem, you have the solution. Got it? That’s a quick video on copy. Make sure you spend some time creating some good stuff. That is it. We’ll be in touch.
How To Create Copy That Converts – It Makes All The Difference.
This is the 3 post in 3 days. I am on a roll. Today we are going to learn…
How to marketing your product or service on YouTube
I get calls all the time from people wanting to know how they can push out their product or service on YouTube. It’s not too complicated especially since you have this video.
1. Create a good product or service
2. Get a video
3. Run YouTube Ads
-Find videos related to your business
-Find your competitors
Here is the video transcript. Forgive the errors it’s done by a computer.
Hey this is Jace with Marketing Hy and today we are going to go over how to market your product or service on YouTube. Throughout the day I’ve gotten a few calls on people calling up. One of them’s an eCommerce product, another one is, well, eCommerce. I mean, it’s a health product. It’s sport cream. Another one called up, they run an insurance company, another one does a lending company, so I’ve been getting all these calls and the first thing they want to know is, “How to market my product or service on YouTube.” I’m going to go over that, so this video we will discuss your product, how to get it on YouTube, the different things you need to do, different things you can watch out for, so we will jump right in. I’m going to try to keep this short. We’ll see.
Number one, anytime anyone goes to market anything, you have to make sure that you have created a good product or service. You cannot market junk, it’s hard. Now, there might be a product or service that no one wants but a particular group of people in this world want, that’s fine. There’s a big difference between rare and a junk product. You just have to make sure your product is good. I get worried when people come to me and they say, “Hey, I have a new product. No one has ever done this” because immediately when I hear something like that I’m like, “Okay, so you have no competitors?” Usually if you have zero competitors in your market, it’s not a good sign. Just make sure you have a good product or a good service, and that is going to be the best step because I’ve seen a lot of companies where they actually have a bad service.
They go out there and they will spend all this money marketing, they start to grow while their service is terrible, and then the whole company collapse. Got it? Once you have that product or service, you need to make sure you get a good message and then get a good video behind it. The video, like I said on an earlier video this week, we discussed different things you can do with your videos or different ways or different companies you can use to actually create your videos. It doesn’t need to be expensive but you need to get a video. Now, what’s a good video? Something that identifies who you are, what you do, why it matters to them, and then tells them how they should take action.
Another formula we use over at Ydraw is a good header, something that grabs their attention, identify the problem, give them a solution and then do a strong call to action. You can do a video in many different ways but it needs to include those types of things. If you’re creating this video on your own, go read about how to create a good script, and there’s a lot of material out there and also we have a lot of material just on Ydraw.com. Also, MarketingHy.com, there’s a lot there, too. Got it? Third, run YouTube Ads. Let’s jump over into the YouTube campaign and I didn’t mean to click on that. Here’s your YouTube channel, and here is an AdWords account.
All of your marketing and stuff, you should be running through the AdWords platform. I don’t really like to go out to other platforms. Like, I’ve seen some other YouTube platforms that just aren’t that great. They’re just tying into the API. Okay, so jump over here and on the left hand side you’re going to see a video campaign. I just created this one, so you can see we’ve been running it for a few days and costs, we’ve spent about $70 on it. This is going after my competitors, so the nice thing is on video ads, you’re able to identify the very videos you want to go after. Let’s assume that you’re in the insurance business. Insurance. I had a guy call me on this today. First thing you do is identify videos that are in the insurance, and then you just click on them.
Speaker 2:So how often …
Jace Vernon:Okay, and you look for a little yellow tag.
Speaker 3:All right. We’re …
Jace Vernon:Sometimes there’s keywords, they have them, sometimes they don’t. I’ll show you. Oh, right there.
Jace Vernon:See how this thing went yellow? Well, there’s two ways. There’s an ad that’s playing in front of that. Obviously if there’s an ad there you know immediately that you can put your insurance video in front of this insurance video and piggyback off their ranking. You’ll see also that what YouTube does is they put your ad right here. “Visit advertiser site.” You not only have the video playing here, it’s popped over here. Right now what you do is take this URL down, bring up text, whatever you want, and you just keep it going. You just record, or you just take down the URL of the videos you can play in front of. That one, no. That one, no. I’m trying to find.
Speaker 5:Good morning, guys.
Jace Vernon:You’ll want to do a mixture of different keywords. Obviously I’m just going after a broad keyword, “insurance.”
Speaker 6:Let’s go to Kelly in Missouri. You are on [crosstalk 00:05:46].
Jace Vernon:What I’m looking for is a little tiny yellow tag. Especially if you find a direct competitor that’s allowing ads on their videos, it’s actually kind of funny. I’ve got a lot of leads from that.
Jace Vernon:Right there. There’s your next one. The psychology to selling life insurance. Great. There’s an ad, you can run an ad right there. This is IBM, and you’ll notice that these are not really relevant but yours is going to be relevant. You don’t get charged a view until somebody has watched past 30 seconds. If I skip this ad.
Speaker 7:[inaudible 00:06:25] aware of what’s happening right now? We’re facing [inaudible 00:06:27].
Jace Vernon:I skip it, they did not get charged. Got it? Their ad stays up here. That ad’s going to sit there throughout the videos, so I hope you can see the value. That’s one way. You can go through an identify the very videos you want to play on. You take that, come down here, and paste that URL, and just keep going. I like to do a mixture of 10 different keywords, go down a couple pages. Now, there’s an easier way to do this but sometimes it’s not always that great. Let’s go into this campaign, I’m going to show you. Under video targeting, you just go over here to placements. Here’s your options. You can target them by demographics, you can target them by interest, remarketing. Remarketing tags, I love those, placement.
I’m not running any placements here but you can just go here and pick your … Search for placement. Insurance, insurance. I’ll just match it. You have YouTube channels or YouTube videos and I like to add both. It says I’m missing something. Add manually, obviously the URLs that we have, I want to add manually. Search for insurance, and it’s going to give you all these channels. It’s also going to give you these videos. These are all videos on insurance, but here’s the problem. Oh, that’s actually a probably good one. Some of them do not allow ads. Even though YouTube is telling you you can market on them, that is not always the case. Well, more often than not it’s not the case, okay?
It goes back to you want to hand search to be safe, and then all you do is add them over and then you save that and it’ll put those placements there. Got it? That’s a simple way. Your other options are you have remarketing, obviously you can upload your own lists. You can see I just barely uploaded a LinkedIn list. You can do your whole contact list. Topics, if you want to add topics, Google gives you a lot of topics and then there’s something called “in market.” You have infinity audiences, that’s for bigger reach. If you want to do return on investment, well Google is keeping track of all your searches, so they know that someone’s looking for SEO and SEM services, so you can click here and you can go after those people that are looking for those services or have those interests.
Business, technology, we did say insurance, so let’s see if we can see find something on. You’ve got auto, mortgage, term, auto, health, home, life, travel. You can pick those and then save them, and then Google will go out there and find those people interested and show them your video. Got it? Great way to get some attention. Now, remember, your video needs to have a call to action at the end. You need to have it uploaded onto YouTube to be able to do things like this, but I hope you know it’s a great way to target your audience. You can go out there and target them by infinity audiences, you can target them by in market which I just told you what they were, you can target them by exact placements, and then also you can do keywords.
Keywords is not an exact science like it is on a normal search, but it is working. You just want to test it out. Go out there, test out your videos, and see which ones convert. Test out different call to actions, links, but don’t quit after your first try. Don’t go out there and say, “Okay, I tried it. Didn’t work.” I’ve been able to get 13 cent conversions from YouTube which is excellent, and when I say conversion, it’s not an actual purchase. It’s where they leave their email address or they give me a call, something like that. If you have questions, visit us over at MarketingHy.com. That’s Marketing, H-y.com. If you need a video, go to Ydraw.com. We’d be happy to help you, and that is it. See ya.
How to marketing your product or service on YouTube