Here is quick tip which will greatly increase your website traffic from YouTube, Metacafe and other video sharing sites.
Tip: Please try to use short and easy to type URLs inside your videos.
This is because it is Not possible for viewers to click the URLs inside the video (as YouTube and other big video sharing sites do not allow linking inside the video - but only in the description).
So if your URL is long and has a lot of special characters, we strongly advise you to please shorten it using a free URL shortener like http://goo.gl or http://bit.ly before using it in your videos.
A better alternative is to get a redirection domain name for your URLs. For example, if your original URL is something like:
you can instead just get a new easy-to-remember domain name like: http://getfirefox.com/ (which redirects to the same URL) to use inside your videos. FYI, good registrars like Namecheap.com will let you setup such URLs in a jiffy!
This will not only help the users to easily remember and type the URL they see inside the video but this will also help you get better search engine rankings as a side-benefit (as now you have just keywords in the new URL which is good SEO)
Try it.. You will see quite a difference in the number of visitors you get! (i mean if you're not doing this already
Thanks and Hope this helps!
Co-Founder, Stinger Videos,
P.S. As you may have guessed, this tip doesn't just apply to videos created with StingerVideos.com but by all other means as well.. It is always good to watermark your videos with a short, easy to type URL at bottom - so that no matter who hosts it, you are the one who always get the credit and website traffic from it!
P.P.S. Good URL shortners have an added benefit of in-built hit tracker. Suffixing a plus-sign (+) to any bit.ly url will show you the amount of traffic is has received. Example: http://bit.ly/MOvZQ+ (the tip is for advanced users only)