We have recently had a lot of publishers start to focus part of their affiliate marketing strategy on YouTube. YouTube is a great place to pick up some free traffic for your affiliate marketing campaigns, but we do have some guidelines that we require all PeerFly publishers to follow if they want to promote on YouTube and those are:
- The offer must have Social PPC listed under Allowed Marketing.
- You must own the rights to the video content you are promoting on.
- The offer must be related to the video content.
- You must use a redirect on your own domain if you are going to direct link.
- You are not allowed to post links in the comment sections of the video, just the description and in your video.
The offer must have Social PPC listed under Allowed Marketing.
This rule has been set in place because, although you are not technically doing pay per click advertising, it is still social traffic and in order to promote on social traffic our advertisers must agree that they want that type of traffic being used to promote their offer.
You must own the rights to the video content you are promoting on.
We cannot allow you to promote our offers on videos with content that you do not own. You will have to create your own videos or have videos created for you.
Pro Tip: You can get really good videos created for $5 on Fiverr.com.
The offer must be related to the video content.
If you’re going to promote an offer on a YouTube video than the offer needs to be related to the video. This will help keep the quality of the traffic up for the advertiser and at the same time should help increase your conversion rate. So, if you want to promote an offer for the new iPhone 4S, make a video about it. Don’t make a video about how to teach your dog fetch (although we do have some great dog offers as well).
Of course, if you have any questions you are always welcome to contact me or post them below.