Im Back! YouTube Reinstated My Account After The Appeal!

It’s true YouTube and I made up! In under 24 hours of writing my blog post I was able to get my account reinstated and all flags removed off my videos! This whole experience sent me through a wide range of emotions but I am glad I went through it and came out on top! In today’s post I am I will cover everything from why my account REALLY got flagged and suspended, how I got it back to normal, my thoughts about YouTube and their policies, and what to do if this happens to you. So let’s jump into it!

UPDATE – I got my account back, here’s the update!

It’s a gut wrenching feeling when you see a years worth of hard work thrown right out the window and what makes it worse is that is was done by your best friend. Yes, YouTube is my businesses best friend and we were getting along great! Together we had gained over 4,000 awesome subscribers, just about 300,000 views and we were proud to be teaching others how to grow their business using YouTube ethically. I emphasis ethically because there are a lot of people looking to make a quick buck and trick others into scams, buying thousand of fake views, filling YouTube with spam and harassing others. Not only was I against all that, but I strongly encouraged others to use YouTube ethically and stay within their guidelines and rules. In fact, in one of my last videos titled “How To Get More Views On YouTube – Top 9 Techniques”, I gave 9 ethical ways to get more views and directly told people not to buy views. As you can see, YouTube and I got along great, we had a great respect for one another, and quite frankly…we loved each other (don’t tell my wife). In today’s post I am going to tell you the story of how it all fell apart in 72 hours.

Yelp Marketing Guide: How To Get More Positive Yelp Reviews and More!

Grow Your Small Business With Yelp MarketingAre you listed on Yelp? If you answered no, guess what…you are probably already listed and you don’t even know it. Yelp creates lists of businesses and you don’t even need to submit your business to be listed. This means your site could be reviewed and you won’t even know it. For that reason alone, you should be claiming your Yelp profile and monitoring the reviews that come in, adding your information, uploading pictures and videos.

And in addition to that, Yelp receives 18 million monthly visitors looking for one thing…businesses in their area! Those two reason alone should be enough to make you want to spend some time marketing on Yelp, but there are a few more reasons (like getting your yelp profile on Google’s first page)  why it is important. So take a few minutes and check out our video explaining why Yelp marketing is so important for your small business.

Video Marketing Tip #3: How To Turn Your Video Viewers Into Customers (Local and Small Businesses)

As a small and local business owner you need to be taking part in video marketing. Why, you might ask? The main reason is that it works for you 24/7 and is one of the cheapest forms of marketing possible. But, you need to do it correctly so you can turn anyone watching your video into a customer. If you are not turning people watching your video into customers, then you’re wasting your time with video marketing.

With this video marketing tip you can learn how to take any local or small business video ad and turn it into a customer creating machine. So, what is this marketing tip?

Video Marketing Tip #1 – Avoid Your Viewers Watching Your Competitors Videos (The Stay With Me Technique)

We all know video is one of the most powerful marketing techniques on the internet today, but do you know how to make sure your viewers only watch your videos? YouTube is one of the best places to market your videos because it is such a powerful site and gets a ton of exposure. The only problem with YouTube is that it shows related videos on the right side bar and on your video when it’s done playing. This means it could show videos from your competitors! Seems counterproductive right? WELL, what if I told you you can avoid this completely and almost eliminate it as a problem? …Ready? Check it!

Top 5 Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make and How To Fix Them

Running a business is hard work and even if your business is successful there are always ways to improve it. There are a few common mistakes almost EVERY business owner makes and most of the time they don’t even realize they’re doing it. Are you making some of theses mistakes? Probably, check them out and we will show you how to avoid making those mistakes and if you are currently making them we will show you how to fix it.

How To Create A Professional Looking Facebook Page (Timeline Profile)

How To Make a Facebook PageIf you don’t have a Facebook profile set up for your business it’s about time you look into setting one up.  It can be done in a matter of minutes and it’s something everyone can do.

Why do I need to do it?

Well, besides the fact that it is an excellent way to interact and form a relationship with your fans, clients and customers, it allows you offer specials, share information, announce sales, and even advertise at a cheaper price (Facebook allows you to set up ads linking to your Facebook profile at a much lower price compared to linking the ad to your website).  Plus, having a Facebook profile linked to your website will help your website rank better in Google. If you are reading this page I am sure you understand the benefits of setting up a Facebook profile, so let’s get right into it.

How To Get More Facebook Likes – Method #2: Setting Up a Like Box (Social Plugin) On Your Website

Using A Facebook Social Box on Your WebsiteEvery business wants more Facebook likes and there isn’t just one way to get them. That’s why we created our list of ways to get more Facebook likes to your Business profile. This will be our second method, which we use on our site. It may be obvious to some of you and you may be using it already, but it is a really effective way of getting more likes. So, I will take the captain obvious title on this one, but for those of you who do not know how to set it up I will show you exactly how to do it.

How To Get More Facebook Likes – Method #1: Run an Ad with a Promotion and Get Targeted Likes

Ad Campaigns to Get More Facebook LikesThere are many ways to get more Facebook likes, and running an ad campaign is a great way to get a lot of targeted likes. When you build an audience to your Facebook page you want people that are interested in what you have to offer.  For example, if you are selling running shoes it is better to have 100 likes from runners than 1,000 likes from a random sample. The reason is, you are building a relationship with 100 runners that will remember you when they need running shoes, whereas with the list 1,000 random people could all be non-runners. The list of 1,000 people will never buy your product no matter how well you use your Facebook page simply because they don’t have a need for your product.  The only benefit you could have from the list of 1,000 likes is to give a “wow” factor to people visiting your page or Google seeing you have a lot of likes and possibly rank you higher on their search results.  So how do you get targeted likes to your Facebook page? Let’s us show you!

How QR Codes Can Drastically Improve Your Video Marketing

What is a QR Code?

A QR (Quick Response) code is a two-dimensional barcode that is read by almost every smart phone on the market. Users can scan a QR code with their smart phone and be directly linked to landing pages, websites, videos, contact information, directions, special deals, and even allow you to send text messages or call phone numbers. They allow you to interactively connect with potential clients in areas that used to be strictly print-based. QR codes have had a slow start, but are quickly gaining momentum and can be very effective in your video marketing efforts.