Thursday, January 17, 2008

YouTube Marketing Tips 11: Suggest a video to be featured

This is a strange marketing tip, but you can suggest that a video gets featured.

YouTube doesn't feature political videos, they don't feature crass videos, they are not likely to feature videos with a ton of views already, and they don't feature videos that were made for something else but then ported onto YouTube (like an animation distributed elsewhere). So don't submit those, but you should submit others.

How does this help market you? Well, if anyone says, "This should be featured," then say, "Do you think so? Do you want to suggest it?" Don't go around spamming people and asking them, but if they'd suggest your video to YouTube if they knew they could, then there's no reason not to mention it.

They don't feature every video. As a friend of mine who helped us get Fruits VS Bugs 1 featured said, "Wow. They actually listened to me and finally featured one of my suggestions." So it's not common, but it is there main source of finding videos to feature.

To suggest someone's video (or channel) gets featured, write to


How do videos get featured?

"YouTube's members rate videos they like, and we review highly-rated and recent videos for consideration in the "Featured Videos" section of the home page and the featured videos on the "Categories" page. In addition, our programming team takes suggestions from members at and scans the site for videos of interest."

So you also may want to suggest that the video gets featured on the categories page if you don't think they'll put it on the home page.



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  2. Very nice post, I was expecting something like this from you. keep up the good work.

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