You can now link directly to your website using Annotations in your YouTube videos…  Woohoo!!
This is the day many of us have been waiting for, and now it’s finally here.
So what does this mean..?
Well, it means a lot!
If you’re using YouTube as your main source for video marketing, then you know that you’ve only been able to get people to your site by 1 of 2 ways. They either click the link in the description, or they type it in from the URL you put on your video. There are other ways from your channel, etc, but getting clicks from them is pretty low.

With external linking capabilities in ALL your YouTube videos, it’s going to be a linking feast for those who take action.
It’s not available right off the bat, and there are a few hoops you have to jump through in order to have the external links in your YouTube videos in Annotations.
So what do you do?
How do you set it up?
What are the steps needed..?
I’ve answered all these questions in this short video showing you step-by-step how you can have YouTube external links in annotations go to your website all day long!
It can be a bit fiddly to get it up, and your website may not work first time.  There are little things that you may miss when doing it that could cause some frustration and leave you without being able to set it up.
Below the video is a checklist of the steps to follow, once you’ve watched the video.

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External Links in YouTube in Annotations Checklist:

  1. Make Sure Channel Is Verified (only need to do once)
  2. Add Monetize To Your Account (only need to do once)
  3. Add Your Domain To Associated Websites (only need to do once per site)
  4. Verify Associated Website (only need to do once per site)
  5. Add Annotation To Video

So there you go. This is how you have YouTube External Links in Annotations.
In my next video, I’m going to go over how you can send traffic to affiliate offers, other websites besides your own and little ninja tricks using Annotations and your video.  If there’s anything you’d like to know, just ask in the comments below.
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