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.

How We Ranked This Local Business Video – Local Marketing Challenge #7

It’s time! Time for what you ask? Time to take up several spots in Google and we are starting with video! In fact, I have already started the video ranking campaign for Kat’s Yoga Studio in the Live Marketing Challenge and I am pleasantly surprised with the results. I will be going through all the steps we took (and giving you a 60 minute training video) to get the video ranked, but first I want to show you the results we got and give you a timeline of how long it took. We have a ton of info packed into this post, so let’s begin.

How To Make The Perfect Local Video Ad – Live Marketing Challenge Video Marketing Part B

We are continuing right along with the Live Marketing Challenge and in this post we are going over Kat’s marketing video. When you are creating videos they should be designed in a certain format to be able to convert your viewers into callers and customers. In this post I will show you exactly what we did with Kat’s video and how you can do the same thing to get the best marketing video possible.

Video Marketing Part A – Video Testimonials and Review Videos – Live Marketing Challenge

I decided to break up the video marketing section into a few parts. The reason I decided to do this is because it will allow me to go a little deeper into each part of local video marketing. They are several types of videos that every business owner should be doing, which we discuss in my free local business video marketing course. It takes more than creating a video showing off your services. In fact, you can cast a net of different types of video ads capturing all sorts of local searches. In this post we will talk about the first type, reviews and testimonials.

How To Create The Best Video Testimonial For Your Business

facebook video testimonialsThe best way to get someone to buy your products or services is to get them to know, like and trust you. If you can gain all three of those, the sale is as easy as 1-2-3. So, how do you get people to know, like, and trust you? Well, there many ways to do this and one of the most powerful ways is through video testimonials. Video testimonials allow you to identify with the potential customer, prove your business can help them get REAL results, and give yourself credibility. Sounds easy right? Well, it is not as easy as it sounds. You need to construct and create your video testimonials in a certain format and if you can nail this format you can gain the “know, like and Trust” almost every time! 

A video intro or logo reveal is a great way for you to brand your business and create awesome visual effects in your video. Most people don’t realize you can actually get these done for about $20. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to have a video editor create one for you, although you can if you want. There is mistake that most people use with video intros and logo reveals and this can lead to losing video viewers and low audience retention rates. In this post, we will show you how to get one for your business and how to use them correctly.

Facebook Marketing For Local Businesses – Live Marketing Challenge Post #5

facebook marketing 101Facebook is an important part of any business, and in my opinion, it is a little more valuable for local businesses. Using Facebook allows you to announce specials, deals, your hours, etc and it allows that your announcements and content to be spread virally throughout Facebook. But, the most important reason is because it allows you to easily build an audience of local residents. If you decide to run an ad you can have that ad only appear for people who live in your area and you can even choose whatever demographic you want. That is extremely powerful for almost every local based business. In this post we will go over everything you need to get started with Facebook and see how we did it with Kat’s Yoga Studio.

viral marketingIs viral video marketing a good strategy for local and small business owners? It can be if it is done correctly and set up properly. In fact, it’s a lot easier than most people think. But, do you actually know what viral means? Once you understand the meaning and see how it can be a powerful tool for your small and local business you will be thanking me! Let’s check out how you can use it in your business.

Local Video Marketing and Introducing Our 3 Day Video Marketing Course For Local Business Owners

Local Video Marketing Course

Local video marketing is something that every business should be taking a part in, but most business owners think they need to hire a videographer. Well guess what? You don’t! You can get video ads made affordably and market those video ads to get more Yelp reviews, Facebook likes, customers, and even build an email list!