YouTube External Links in Annotations to Facebook, Twitter & Google Plus


I’ve got a number of questions about using the external links in YouTube annotations to go to Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, etc, and how it can be done.
The answer is, it’s quite simple… AND it’s all completely FREE 🙂
Using your Associated Website, you can send your links to anywhere on the web – not just Social Media – for whatever reason you want.
So if you’re an Affiliate Marketer, or someone who sells products on Amazon or eBay, then you can send people to any link you want them to, using this simple strategy.
Watch the video now to see the simple steps to take to send those links.


The process to send external links from YouTube to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, etc is by using Redirects on your site.
For the sake of this tutorial, we’re going to use redirects on WordPress, as this is perhaps the most commonly used platform for sites today.
Setting up a redirect on your site is very simple.  Like most things, there’s a plugin for it – and it’s Free.  The video above shows you step by step how to do it.
If you’re looking for the cliff notes, the steps you need to take are:

  1. Set up Pretty Link WordPress plugin on your WordPress site
  2. Add the link to Pretty Link and select the “name” you want it on your site
  3. Add this URL to your YouTube video

It’s as simple as that.
Once you add the link to the redirect plugin (Pretty Link Lite for free or Pretty Link Pro for more advanced features) this will take care of the redirects for you.
So you can add an affiliate link to any product you want, your Social Media sites, where ever… all using this simple process.
If you have any questions about this, feel free to ask me below in the comments, or if you’d like to say how much you liked this, feel free to let me know below too 🙂

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David Walsh is the creator of the Greatness Code which is a success identification method that helps you understand what your true genius is, and how to use that to connect with your ideal target audience who are looking for your unique skills.

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