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Video Websites YouTube Style

Ready Made Websites - posted on 03/13/2013

The average internet user spends 15 minutes on YouTube every single day... for a total of over 2 billion daily views!

And with your own video website you can cash in on this lucrative video trend, without ever having to create a single video yourself!

Videos have now completely conquered the internet... YouTube of course is the king of online video. We've all been there they simply suck you in and won't let you go. And that's the true power of video in online marketing. People will spend a lot more time watching your videos than they ever will reading your content. The bottom line is... when you offer people video they will spend more time on your site.

And the more time people spend on your site, the more likely they are to click something, buy something or take whatever action it is you want them to take.

And if you offer multiple videos, chances are people will watch more than one.

So even though it does not make sense to try and compete directly with YouTube, making your site look, feel and work like YouTube and feeding off all their content does make a lot of sense!

We set out to create a website that would let you;

Mimic YouTube and other big video sites, and serve up videos in the highly addictive tube format, well known and loved by billions of people around the world.

Legally piggy back off other people's work and let you build huge video sites without ever creating a single video yourself.

Stay in complete control over what content is being shown on your site - and more importantly over the ads... with you pocketing 100% of the revenue instead of sharing the scraps from Google.

Your website will work and feel just like YouTube complete with;

* Grid style post layout with thumbnails automatically created for each video
* Video ratings and view counts
* Most viewed, top rated and newest videos + a "more" link with all your blog categories as your navigation menu (just like on YouTube).
* Widget ready sidebar and footer, complete with custom widgets for related, most viewed and top rated videos and AD placement. Your visitors are much more likely to stick around watching videos, than they are reading your competitor's wall-o-text...and the longer they stick around the more likely they are to click on your ads and buy something.

And because it looks and works just like YouTube and the other big video sites they will also like, share, comment etc. bringing you even more traffic
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Features

Header can have logo or text and tagline.

Change the background colour of the website.

Edit any colour anywhere on your site, with a simple colour selector tool.

Turn the widget ready sidebar on/off for the front page (have it on the left or right)

Use a widget ready left or right side bar (or none at all) on individual posts (videos)

Show video title and description excerpts or full text on the front page.

Show view count and video ratings on the front page.

Show comment count and comments on the front page.

As you see we went for a simple black, red and white layout for our Football video site crazyfootball.org but with the control panel you can make your site mimic YouTube or any other video site. You can even have a background image exactly like the one used on YouTube. When people are watching videos on your site - 2 buttons will appear beneath each video, these buttons are exactly the same as on YouTube and because they have already been conditioned to using them on YouTube - and because your video site works exactly like YouTube they will click them on your website too, and every time they share one of your videos you get a powerful back link - and more importantly new visitors that in turn will share your videos with even more people. YouTube, Vimeo and the other video sites are happy for you to use their content (otherwise they wouldn’t let you embed videos in the first place)

The main benefit is that you are able to focus your video site on a single niche. YouTube of course has EVERYTHING - but most people are only interested in a very small percentage of the content there. Take the football website since the site is not cluttered with all kinds of other stuff fans of football are more likely to return and tell their friends and perhaps more importantly you are then able to really target your ads to a specific market in this case football fans – and this will boost your conversions and revenue to levels you have never seen before!


Even though you are using other people's videos, you can still have 100% unique content that will rank well in Google. You have a video and you simply give it a title and then write a short paragraph describing the content and let’s face it 99% of the time YouTube descriptions and title's suck. So with a few seconds of work you have not only produced unique content - you have also added value to a video.

Think of it this way...

You search Google for "football" and land on our site. You start watching a video and will then spend at least a few minutes on the site. All Google see is people who search for "football" and hit our site, spend time there... thus our site must be highly relevant to that keyword and Google boost our ranking accordingly.

That is the real benefit of running a video site.

Google loves it when you use YouTube videos - because you are helping them spread their content (and maintaining their dominance) and if you enhance them by writing your own short unique descriptions and titles in their eyes you are adding value for the visitors and they will boost your rankings even more!