Referral Traffic For Higher Video And Local Ranking

By Semantic Mastery


Here is a method we have been testing and it turns out that this works great for videos and for local sites.

You will need access to a referral traffic tool — or as I like to call it “CT (Click-Thru) Spam” — like Crowd Search.

Here is how it works

So what you do is create a post on a web 2 or social profile (Twitter works great for this right now) and use a unique hashtag in the post and a link to your money site.

Then get the post indexed and setup the CS campaign to search for hashtag (or another unique phrase from within the post).

Next you turn “Random Browsing” off inside of CS and tell the search to click the link to your money site.

This creates referral traffic and helps the site to be given more authority.

Of course you should have Analytics installed so Google sees the referral source. Alternatively (if you don’t use Analytics), you can use short links to shorten your money site link and use the short link in the web 2 post and tell CS to click the short link. This will still inject Analytics (click analytics) into the link so that Google knows it is referral traffic.

Anyway, I have tested this and it works well for local. Just don’t be stupid and send a ton of traffic thru those links. Set it to like 30 – 45 per month or whatever is appropriate for your niche and local search volumes.

And as mentioned above, Twitter works well for this since there is a whole “Bromance” thing going on between Google and Twitter right now.

We originally started using this method for videos, but have also been using for local sites and having good results with it.

Creating The Content

Using Video Traffic X is also a great way to go about creating content for these purposes. You can get Video Traffic X here.


YouTube Syndication Problems And Solution With RSS

By Semantic Mastery


During Episode 48 of our weekly Hump Day Hangout SEO Q&A Webinars, a viewer had a question about YouTube and RSS syndication issues.

Syndicating via YouTube is a very powerful addition to a website for any reason: local business, bloggers, affiliates, and more. As with any platform, changes made to the feed outputs can wreak havoc on syndication strategies. However, there is a good solution for this, and additional information was given specific to FeedBlitz.

The specific question was:

I am having some trouble with the new YouTube channel RSS url working in Feedblitz. They are saying that the RSS feed created using is not valid?

For reference on this question see our Knowledge Base post here that explains the updated YouTube RSS URLs:


How To Show Results Fast For Local SEO Client

By Semantic Mastery


While the title of this post is “how to show results fast for Local SEO Client”, the idea and execution can be applied to any client.

During Episode 47 of the Semantic Mastery weekly public SEO Q&A webinar Hump Day Hangouts a viewer had a question about how to get fast results for a client that had some previous issues with SEO activities.

The viewer wanted to generate a very fast result that could be shown to the client as an immediate result showing that quick video rankings were possible.

This is a great question, in that if you are able to generate these types of results you can have a much easier discussion with clients where you are able to present actual results and bring that to a second meeting – a big “win” for you.

The exact question asked was:

I’m going to pitch a plumbing company in my local area tomorrow. I want to offer them something that will bring some instant gratification because they’ve already told me that they’ve been burned by another SEO agency in the past.

My question is, how can I rank videos fast if I don’t have an authoritative YouTube channel?

Basically, I want to use video ranking services on google to get my foot in the door. Plumbing is a pretty competitive niche, so I feel I need to offer them something tangible upfront before I ask for $1k+ per month for SEO.

Check out the video to see how we would go about getting quick video rankings in order to help secure a client – whether it is plumbing, a different home improvement or repair niche, or any other area where we wanted to see quick results with a video.

For our recommended resources in making great videos – anything from Video Sales Letters to client focused niche videos, check out our recommend resources here.


Pushing Videos To Higher Ranking After IFTTT Syndication

By Semantic Mastery



During Episode 43 of our weekly free SEO Q&A webinar a viewer had a question about what needed to be done to move a video that had been previously syndicated to a higher position in the search results.

They were not sure if more time was needed, additional off site SEO was required, or what to do…

Here’s their question:

So I’ve gone through the IFTTT training and have created all the properties as described, did the RSS feeds, did the livestream, added ongoing content to the blogs and uploaded my first video. Blogs have been active for about 2 weeks.

Ranked #6 on YouTube and nowhere to be found on Google for the video. Just wondering the next steps or if i need to let more time to pass. The YouTube account is not verified if that makes a difference.

Part of helping out the video rankings included telling the viewer about the power behind playlists in YouTube – you can find out more with our detailed short course on this very topic here:

How To Syndicate Existing Videos To Networks

By Semantic Mastery

Last week, during Episode 39 of our weekly Humpday Hangouts, we had a question from a viewer – one that has come up frequently.

Lots of people wonder how you can deal with getting existing videos to an IFTTT Network.

Perhaps you have added new properties to the network or maybe you already had videos on your YouTube channel and now want to ensure they go out onto your web 2.0 and social properties.

Good news! It’s a fairly simple process, although still a bit manual, to get your videos syndicated out onto your network for a boost in ranking power. Check out the video to find out how you can take care of this and be ready for the next time it may happen.


Video Ads Crash Course 2.0 Release – What Are The Differences?

By Semantic Mastery



With Video Ads Crash Course 2.0 being released, we wanted to let people know what the differences are with this product and Video Ads Bootcamp, another great YouTube advertising course from Justin Sardi and Zane Miller. Both of these courses offer you entry into the world of YouTube advertising where they have had incredible success using super cheap ads to generate a huge ROI!


Video Ads Crash Course 2.0

In this video, Bradley and Adam discuss the differences between the two courses and why you might be more interested in one over the other. The short answer is that the Crash Course 2.0 is meant to be just that – a crash course in YouTube advertising (where you can get clicks that convert for pennies) while the Video Ads Bootcamp is more in depth, offers coaching calls and one on one mentoring to get you in depth YouTube ad training and a deep working understanding quickly.

Additionally, you can get Bootcamp with the Tubesift option, which is the software that will help you save a ton of time when finding videos to display your ads on. You can find out more about Video Ads Bootcamp here:

If you think that you’d like the more “hands on” approach to YouTube Ads training, go check out Video Ads Bootcamp.


Video Ads Bootcamp



How To Charge For Video Ranking Services

By Semantic Mastery



During Episode 37 of our weekly Hump Day Hangout weekly SEO Q&A webinar, we had a question from a viewer about how to appropriately charge for video ranking services – especially how to approach potential clients and video production companies when you may not be able to guarantee a top ranking immediately. This is a common issue and the answer is surprisingly simple!

The original question from the viewer is:

I want to charge {niche} to add videos to my IFTTT network that you guys are building on my behalf. I own a video production company and charge flat fee for video, I would like to upcharge to access my network. I have no guarantees that I can rank these videos yet as IFTTT network is brand new. Any recommendations on how/what to charge? I love the concept of recurring, Charge by the video? flat monthly fee? what would BB do??

Check out the video to find out how we work in this situation – you may be surprised by the amounts involved and how easy it can be to set up and configure a working relationship with a video production company where both parties gain!


Hangouts and Video Ranking Replay – Peter Drew & Semantic Mastery

By Semantic Mastery


See how Hangout Millionaire can be utilized to rank videos, generate revenue – it’s a killer tool that works extremely well with our IFTTT Syndication approach. This replay of our live webinar with Peter Drew, creator of Hangout Millionaire, showed just how many ways there are monetize and scale with videos.


This is an awesome tool for your SEO toolbox if you are looking for a way to scale video production, test markets and niches, and want to save time in doing so. As Bradley points out during the webinar, it has allowed him to do tests that might have taken weeks or a month in just hours. This is software that we use in our businesses and were glad to have Peter and Mitch join us to talk about it in depth.

This great presentation with Peter and Mitch, along with the Semantic Mastery crew, will give you a good idea of how Hangout Millionaire can fit into your business or freelancing options for generating client videos, lead gen videos, and more!