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These 4 Inbound Marketing Mistakes are easy to avoid https://inboundmarketingbliss.com/inbound-marketing-mistakes/ https://inboundmarketingbliss.com/inbound-marketing-mistakes/#comments Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:20:01 +0000 http://inboundmarketingbliss.com/?p=1185 Some of you still highly depend on outbound marketing techniques. Others have adopted inbound marketing years ago. And if you are a fairly experienced real estate agent, you are probably pretty good at closing hot leads. If someone needs to buy a home, you’ll find her one. If someone needs to sell, you’ll land the …

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Some of you still highly depend on outbound marketing techniques. Others have adopted inbound marketing years ago. And if you are a fairly experienced real estate agent, you are probably pretty good at closing hot leads.

If someone needs to buy a home, you’ll find her one. If someone needs to sell, you’ll land the assignment.

But what happened to that lovely couple who were just browsing homes? That young family for whom the urgency to sell slipped away? Who would really benefit from your services and just were not ready to buy yet? Will they still remember you when they are actually in need of what you have to offer?

Do people slip through the cracks at any of these inbound marketing stages in your business?

Let’s have a closer look at the most common reasons these people fell (and are falling) through the cracks of your attention. They actually align with the four stages of inbound marketing: Attract, Convert, Close & Delight.

The HubSpot inbound marketing methodology distinguishes 4 stages: attract, convert, close& delight. In which stages are you making inbound marketing mistakes?
The inbound marketing methodology as taught by HubSpot

1. The Attract Cracks

Your buyer persona, or potentially ideal client, won’t find your online channels because imposter syndrome gets in the way.

Does Imposter Syndrome get in YOUR way?

You deeply fear being perceived as that sleazy car salesperson. I hear you. You are not alone. And I have been there too. It still creeps up on me regularly. Even while you and I may have years and years of experience, positioning ourselves as an expert just is incredibly scary, right?

And yet, Imposter Syndrome serves nobody. Not you, not anyone. You may or may not be a top-level executive, chef or brain surgeon, you have value to offer to an audience. You just need to find a safe and nurturing environment to grow and practice.

You don’t need to be a brain surgeon to bring value

So, I urge you to rekindle your inbound marketing activities and consider creating (more) content in 2018. You don’t need to write the ultimate guide to buying a home in Martha’s Vineyard. Or wherever your playing field is. Let me relieve you of some pressure. The ultimate guide does not exist. Information changes all the time, and peoples needs are unique.

Just create content that shares your unique perspective. Share what you would do. What helped one, or several of your clients. Ask your visitors to share their thoughts. Make your content a conversation starter. And use social media to fire up the conversation.

2. The Convert Cracks

Not many real estate agents offer potentially ideal clients a way to raise their hands and express their interest in certain topics or services. Other than a to receive listing updates or to schedule a consultation, that is. So, let’s step in the shoes of those potentially ideal clients for a moment. They like what they see on your online channels, but don’t have a way to stay in touch without a big commitment. Such as calling for an appointment. By the time they could really use your services, they probably have altogether forgotten about you.

Step in the shoes of your ideal client

If, on the other hand, you would offer a valuable, digital gift, that:

  • Won’t take up much too much of their time;
  • Brings them a significant step closer to solving their problem or accomplishing their goal;
  • is of a higher perceived value than the freely available content on your blog and digital channels.

Offer them a digital gift that shows your expertise and personality

Chances are that they are willing to give you their name, e-mail address, and their permission to keep in touch in exchange for that. And it will bring your inbound marketing success to a whole new level.

You could potential sellers, for instance,  offer a miniguide that helps them get their home ready to sell, and you could offer potential first-time buyers a checklist to get a mortgage pre-approval.

3. The Close Cracks

A side effect of not offering potentially ideal clients the opportunity to raise their hands and express interest in your services in a relatively low key way, you also won’t have a way to stay in touch. You won’t have a way to educate and nurture those leads so that they may get to know, like and trust you until they are ready to buy.

You have more to offer than a listing update service

Ever since my husband and I started looking to buy our first home, way back in 1998, I wondered why real estate agents focused so much on sending out new and updated listings. You have a wealth of knowledge, and only so much shines through when you are out viewing homes with your clients, and during the pre-listing meetings with selling clients. What if you were to e-mail potential selling clients 10 tips to help prepare their home to sell, over a period of, say, 3 weeks? What if you were able to host online workshops for first time home buyers? What would that do to their opinion of you? Would that help them to get to know, like and trust you more? Would they start seeing you as more of an expert?

It takes an average of 7 contact moments and you stop at 4?

It takes on average 7 contact moments for someone getting ready to purchase. Since that is the average, I dare to believe that for someone to commit to hiring a real estate agent to help them buy or sell a home the average is higher than that. Yet, most business owners, including real estate agents, quit following up between 2 and 4 contact moments. Other than sending out new and updated listings of course. But do these inbound marketing techniques actually help you build a reputation? Would they be more likely to hire you by the time they are ready to commit?

4. The Delight Cracks

If you don’t have a system in place regularly checks how delighted your clients actually are, how will you know if they are? How will you make adjustments while you still can?

How did your clients perceive your service?

Short surveys are a great way to get the temperature of your clients. Just a very short one, for instance, one offering the option to click three face icons, right in the e-mail: One that smiles, one with a neutral face and one with a sad face. Each linking to a web page to offer additional feedback, and for the happy clients a way to refer people that would also benefit from your services. After all, who has time for a 30-minute questionnaire? We did just that after wrapping up WordCamp Utrecht, last November, and had an incredibly high response rate. Another lesson learned was that we got much more positive feedback than we had dared to hope for. We have a clear picture of which aspects were much appreciated and which aspects not so much. And got some great suggestions too.

Asking feedback IS scary

I know asking feedback on how you did is scary. But, then again, most of us are pretty well raised. Will give feedback gently and will be encouraging in general. And imagine being able to help your next clients even better…. Or even: what if you would send mini surveys, like the one I mentioned, after milestones in the process, so that you are able to clear up misunderstandings and make adjustments along the way while you still can?

We are all so busy, I know and live that every day, just like you. But imagine clients who know what they want, know you can offer that, have already started to know, like and trust you and show up well prepared. How much time would that save you? How many miscommunications could have been avoided?

Over To You

I would love to hear your thoughts. Anything in particular that rings true for you? What your favorite inbound marketing techniques? Please don’t hesitate to post a comment. You’ll get a link back to your latest post as my way of thank you for taking the time and effort.

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How To Create Buyer Persona The Easy Way https://inboundmarketingbliss.com/create-buyer-persona-easy-way/ https://inboundmarketingbliss.com/create-buyer-persona-easy-way/#respond Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:45:20 +0000 http://inboundmarketingbliss.com/?p=1240 A few weeks ago, I got to teach the amazing people attending WordCamp Utrecht on “how to create buyer persona“. As you may know, this is a topic dear to my heart. One of my pet peeves actually. Once you are starting to get clear on who your ideal client is, creating content that shows …

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A few weeks ago, I got to teach the amazing people attending WordCamp Utrecht on “how to create buyer persona“. As you may know, this is a topic dear to my heart. One of my pet peeves actually. Once you are starting to get clear on who your ideal client is, creating content that shows them that you care, that you know your stuff and that you’re fun and easy to work with gets so much easier. A few days ago, the video was released, and I thought it would be valuable to share it. It may help you get clear on your ideal clients, too.

How to create buyer persona – my talk notes

Why create a buyer persona: People buy from people they know, like and trust.

I’m not an experienced speaker yet. Can you tell? In order to organize my thoughts and decide what I want to share, I write out my presentation first. Once I am fairly confident I have something consistent, helpful and interesting, I reduce my prose to bullet points and slides. Below, you’ll find what I wrote to prepare for my talk about creating buyer persona. I have added the slides to illustrate each section.

When people want to solve a problem or want to accomplish a goal and they know they need help, they are usually pretty well willing to pay for it. But especially when it comes to projects where helping someone actually means co-creating something, where you will be working together closely for quite some time, they want someone who they think

  • Understands where they are now and where they want to be
  • Is well qualified to help them
  • Think will be easy and fun to work with

And that happens one conversation at the time. But what it the conversation gets out of balance?

And most people don’t like being sold to

If there is anything that people are allergic to, it is the feeling that someone is trying to sell them on something. Or gives them the feeling “that mommy corporate marketer knows best”. Cause come on! Stop belittling me. But that is a whole other talk.

  • Understands where they are now and where they want to be
  • Is well qualified to help them
  • Think will be easy and fun to work with?

People Buy From People They Know, Like & Trust

Sweet Spot

And do we agree that, in order to make our life at work fun, easy and rewarding, we need to position ourselves in that sweet spot where

  • Our Story
    Our Ideal Clients story
    And Our market story overlap?
  • This, again, would be an entire talk. But I wanted to show this, to put creating persona in perspective.

What is a buyer persona? What is it not?

Let’s first have a quick look at what a buyer persona is NOT.

Disclaimer. This is not an exact science, the borders between these terms are slightly vague. My goal is to offer some perspective. While the division between these may not be exactly black and white, I hope to make it visual. And put things into perspective.

A buyer persona is not a target market. Rather it is a segment of a target market. A target market shares common characteristic, like for instance owners of web development agencies. But when you want to accomplish that a potential client starts feeling like you get where they are and want to be, you have the right mix of personality and expertise to help them get there, and are a delight to work with, using a target market is like shooting with hail into the air and hope a bird comes fallling down.

A buyer persona is not the same as a market segment either. But we’re getting closer. A market segment is a more specific segment of a target market. A market segment also shares common dream, goals, fears and frustrations. For instance owners of web development agencies who have been in business for 5+ years, have 4-10 employees, and a revenue of 300K – 1MM Euros. This market segment may be frustrated by not being able to maximize productivity within the team. Or not being able create content that truly resonates with their leads and clients.

To turn a market segment into a buyer persona, in my opinion, we need to take those characteristics, dreams, goals, fears and frustrations and turn those into a make-believe person. Lets do that and see what happens.

So we go from

  • Owner of web development agency
  • In business for 5+ years
  • 4-10 employees
  • 300k to 1MM Euros revenue
  • Aim to to maximize productivity
  • Struggle to create content that resonates with their audience

To

Allysa Agency Owner is an energetic and creative 32-year-old lady. She juggles being a mom of 2 energetic toddler twins, wife of Sahid, a successful lawyer and avid golfer, daughter of two loving adventurous parents in their early 70s and friend of a bunch of other chatty gals, with running a mid-sized web development agency in downtown Utrecht. While they attract enough work from existing clients and word of mouth, they struggle to keep their head above the water, for 2 specific reasons. Going to work is like hanging out with friends. As a result, put productivity suffers, and profit margin as a result of that. Also, they would love to attract more clients from industries they are really passionate about. Like outdoor sports. If only they could find a way to write their content in a way that resonates with the owners of outdoor stores and outdoor event coordinators and outdoor sports locations.

Do you feel the difference? All of a sudden, an image pops up in your head. You see the hipster office with the Macs, the fussbal table, the hammocks and the espresso machine. You see how there is too much play and not enough work. Ideas pop up into your head on how you would do that differently. And you feel both excited for Chelsey, for being able to grow her agency to that level, and empathy for her having to juggle all that. When does she even have time to breathe?

One of my clients a few weeks ago hit the nail on the head describing how the light turned on in her head: Now it’s like I’m writing an email to a friend, asking clarifying questions to help her discover what really matters. What she’dd like to get solved first. Explaining her what I’d suggest her to do first, why I think that. Share with her what she needs to look out for, what I would avoid. Before, I constantly had the voice of my former English teacher in my head, telling me to use more formal language. To use the right phraseology. Only to discover that that “right phraseology” was exactly why my content did not resonate with my at all. Why they felt belittled. Why they felt not heard.

Rabbit trail alert

Before I go on, I am sending us on a rabbit trail. Because I think it is important.
When I was preparing for this talk. I was doing some research on attention getters. One of the tips was statistics. Who of you gets excited about statistics?
Thought so. Anyways, I did look op some statistics surrounding buyer persona. And there was this odd thing. Bare with me for a moment here.
If Hubspot, of all organizations, says that using ideal client profiles made websites 2-5 times more effective
If MarketingSherpa, another authority, publishes a study that states that persona-based websites got up to

  • a 900% increase in length of visit,
  • a 171% increase in marketing-generated revenue,
  • a 111% increase in email open rate,
  • and a 100% increase in the number of pages visited.

Why in the world do only 44% of Business to Business marketers actively use buyer persona?

The answer is not that it is complicated.

It got me thinking.

And I am not a published authority here. But this is what I think.

Mindset Trap

I think it has to do with mindset. Especially when it comes to small to mmedium-sizedbusinesses.
Because I think many business owners, like real humans, still have this common mindset mistake.
“If I pinpoint my ideal clients, that means I have to say out loud that am actually good at this. The best? Will I need to write the ultimate guide to whatever it is that I do? What if I fail to accomplish what I promised. What if I disappoint? Will I get all kinds of nasty reviews? Will my friends think I am arrogant? I see the benefits, but actually….. I’m scared out of my pants to stake a claim like that?

I’m scared. And I may not now yet.

Does that sound familiar?

And the thing is. All those fears are what they are. Just fears. Like ghosts in dreams. Not reality. Just fears. And you know what works? Face the fears and do it anyways. Like I tell myself to do. All the time. It works people. It really works.

Like standing here, I am facing one of my fears and do it anyways moments. I am standing here, sharing my experience with ideal clients. And mindset. Because I am passionate about it. Because I want to help others build a business that gives them the freedom and flexibility to earn a decent income, have fun while doing it, make the web and the world a better place and have plenty of time left to enjoy life. Is it perfect? Naaaah. Should it be? I’m not here to tell you exactly what to do. I’m here to spark ideas. To help you overcome obstacles. To come a step closer to being the best you possible.

But in order to do that we have to let go of perfectionism. Because, have you ever finished a project without making a mistake, or two? Did your client forgive you when fixed the problem and when needed did something to make up for it? Did they continue to trust you? The fear of setting expectations to high, of disappointing is in your head.
And you know what usually happens when you make a mistake? It makes you all the way more human. And it comforts people when you show up human. It makes you more accessible. And it gives others around you the permission to be imperfect too.

Ðoes that help?

Because if we don’t pinpoint those clients, those projects that excite us, in a way that helps them see
That we get where they are and where they want to go
That we have the right mix of expertise and personality to help
And that we’re lots of fun to work with
We’ll end up with lots of meeeeeh clients and lots of meeeeeh projects.
Like that time that I found myself creating a website for a factory that created parts for industrial machinery. Meeeeeeeh

Lets get Cooking

Who is ready to get started?
In order to cook up a buyer persona, what Ingredients do we need?

Ingredients

Demographics: gender, age, education, location

Why do we need that?
So that we use the right tone of voice. Easy enough to understand. Without becoming “momma marketer knows best” kind of language. If we are trying to sell a Lara Lawyer a CRM we would use different wording than if we’re selling a similar piece of software to Holly Hairdresser. Right?

Psychographics

Roughly speaking, this is where the goals, dreams, fears and frustrations have their home. This is the most difficult one to come up with. And this is what we’ll be working on in a minute

Sociographics

Where does Lara Lawyer or Holly Hairdresser hang out. Who does she ask for advice. What magazines do inspire her. What social media groups is she connected to. What business networks does she attend? In other words. Where can we meet her. Where can we hang out too, so that we get in touch. To be there for here. To be helpful whenever she needs that.

Technographics

I kind of made this one up. Because, even in this digital age, not everyone loves to hang out on Facebook, Snapchat or Twitter as much as we do. Some people really are concerned about their privacy. Don’t use Google services or a smart phone for that reason. And they DO have a point. Others just don’t adjust to newly available channels and devices. So you want to know about that. And offer these people, who may greatly benefit from what you have to offer, an easy way to learn about you, too.

Let’s get our hands dirty

What I would like for you today, is to get home with a start, or some ideas on how to improve one of your buyer persona. We’ll start with what is in our heads. We’ll focus on Demographics and Psychographics for today. And I’ll explain you a way to do persona research and sales conversations at the same time.
I really like the do one, see one, teach one way of teaching.

We’ll start with easiest part demographics.

Remember, we’re looking for things like gender, age, family situation, education, occupation, income or revenue. But only if relevant. If I’m selling a CRM app to real estate agents, kids may not be relevant. Or it may be. If you’re marketing to a working mom. Location may, or may not be relevant. I’ll leave that up to you.

Emily Establisher

So, one of our buyer persona is Emily. You can use that as an example if it helps

I’dd like for you to grab a piece of paper. Start a new page in your note book. Open up a separate document in the device you’re using. Don’t forget to give it a name and save it to a smart folder right away.
So, I would like you to think of your favorite product or service.
And some of your clients who most successfully use that product or service
What demographics do these clients have in common?
Are they male? Female?
What age range are they in?
Are they highly educated? Have a vocational training?
Are they typically from the same industry?
If you’re marketing business to business. What position do they have within the business they are working for? Are they the owners, buyers, marketing managers?
How large is the business they own, or they are working for? In terms of employees, revenue, budget for what you are offering.

If you can think of one, give this ideal client a name. I like the cheesy version with alliteration, so that I can remember easily: Lara Lawyer, Hollie Hairdresser, Emily Establisher.
If you’re ready to move on, do me a favor and look up and smile to me. So that I can see you’re ready. And to make me feel good.

Stages of Business Success

When it comes to marketing services like web development, content marketing, SEO, marketing automation etc, this document is really helpful. I am currently studying to become an InfusionSoft Certified Partner, and they have created this. It really helps me see where a business is in their journey and what their most urgent needs are.
I’m just showing you quickly, because it helps me so much and so that it will be in the slides for you t refer to if you think it might be helpful

Phychographics 1

So when we move on to the Psychographics, I’dd like you to get started with a short, general description. When it comes to using your product or service. What is this ideal client trying to accomplish?

Emily 2

Here’s what Emily is trying to accomplish
Again, when you’re done, please look up and smile to me

Psychographics 2

Do that we are starting to get a feel for where our ideal client wants to be, lets have a look at where he or she is now. And what is frustrating about it.

Emily 3

Here is Emily’s biggest frustration.
Don’t forget to smile when you are done

Psychographics 3

Now, let’s dig a little deeper. Use phrases like the ones to the right, to come up with what your ideal client would say regarding where he or she is now, or where he or she wants to be.

Emily 4

Here’s what Emily tells us. But for this one, I have left our Mr Icognito in place, so that you can use the thought starters.

Unfortunately, time is too short now, to get you to teach one or coach one, too. May I suggest that you look around and see if you can partner up with someone for a few minutes later today, to review what you have so far and give each other maybe some more ideas?

Digging deeper in our discovery sessions

When working on this presentation, I had many ideas bubble up, and one of them was this one.
What if we incorporate this into our discovery sessions? It would have several benefits
• We would help potential clients become aware or more aware of what they are trying to accomplish and why, and what they are trying to avoid and why.
• That by itself may nurture their sense of urgency. And guess who is available to help?
• In addition to that, you create a “before” picture that is awesome to repurpose into a case study later on.
• And, you now have lots of input for language to use when creating content. Do you think phrases like those will resonate with other leads matching this particular ideal client profile?

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Blissful People #1 – Nicole Dean On The Awesomization Nation https://inboundmarketingbliss.com/blissful-people-1-nicole-dean-on-the-awesomization-nation/ https://inboundmarketingbliss.com/blissful-people-1-nicole-dean-on-the-awesomization-nation/#comments Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:56:57 +0000 http://inboundmarketingbliss.com/?p=830 This afternoon, I was honored to get to interview serial author (I counted 22 books on amazon), keynote speaker and business coach Nicole Dean about her The Awesomization Nation event that takes place during the month of April 2015. Please do yourself a favor and sign up for The Awesomization Nation. You will not regret …

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This afternoon, I was honored to get to interview serial author (I counted 22 books on amazon), keynote speaker and business coach Nicole Dean about her The Awesomization Nation event that takes place during the month of April 2015.

Please do yourself a favor and sign up for The Awesomization Nation. You will not regret it.

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You Have Been Facebook Tagged! Are You In Control Of Your Timeline? https://inboundmarketingbliss.com/facebook-tagged-control-timeline/ https://inboundmarketingbliss.com/facebook-tagged-control-timeline/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:30:53 +0000 http://inboundmarketingbliss.com/?p=719 Just this morning, a friend of mine wrote this on her Facebook wall. “I have been Facebook Tagged in a message that is clearly spam. Please mark the message as such. I have tried to untag myself but have not been able to do that. I would never, ever, place messages like these.” What had …

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Just this morning, a friend of mine wrote this on her Facebook wall.

“I have been Facebook Tagged in a message that is clearly spam. Please mark the message as such. I have tried to untag myself but have not been able to do that. I would never, ever, place messages like these.”

What had happened? The account of her friends had been hacked. The spammy message had been posted on his behalf, and some of his friends had been tagged in it.

People who know me will hopefully know I am not a “Told You So” type of girl. I do want to be the go-to girl for tech stuff, though, so let’s see what we all can learn from this.

  1. What are some of the best practices to keep your accounts safe
  2. How can you edit your Facebook settings to that you will need to approve tags before they are placed on your timeline
  3. How can you delete a post from your timeline
  4. If you have been tagged, how can you remove that tag.

In this post I am going to focus on #2, 3 & 4. I will write about account safekeeping later this week .

How can you edit your Facebook settings so that you will need to approve tags before they are placed on your timeline?

Decide What Tagged Posts Appear On Your Timeline 1

  1. On your Facebook page, click on the dropdown menu arrow in the top right corner of your screen (Arrow 1)
  2. In the dropdown menu, select Settings (Arrow 2)

Decide What Tagged Posts Appear On Your Timeline 2

  1. In the settings screen, select “Timeline & Tagging (Arrow 1)
  2. Set “Review Posts Friends Tag You In…” (Arrow 2) to “On”

 How can you remove your tag?

How To Remove Your Tag From A Post On Your Timeline

  1. Find the post on your timeline. Click on the dropdown menu marked by the arrow in the top right corner of the post. (Arrow 1)
  2. Select “Remove Tag” (Arrow 2)

How can you hide the post from your timeline?

How To Hide A Post From Your Timeline

  1. Find the post on your timeline. Note the dropdown arrow on the top right corner of the post. Click on it (Arrow 1)
  2. Select “Hide From Timeline” (Arrow 2)

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Wishing You Simply Blissful Holidays! https://inboundmarketingbliss.com/wishing-simply-blissful-holidays/ https://inboundmarketingbliss.com/wishing-simply-blissful-holidays/#respond Wed, 24 Dec 2014 20:09:58 +0000 http://inboundmarketingbliss.com/?p=712 From my little office overlooking the gorgeous Spanish Water Lagoon, minutes before I close my computer for the next few days, I wish you will be able to: Spend your Holidays with your beloved ones; In a relaxed and relaxing environment; Play, laugh and have lots of fun; Take the time to reflect and recharge. …

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From my little office overlooking the gorgeous Spanish Water Lagoon, minutes before I close my computer for the next few days, I wish you will be able to:

  • Spend your Holidays with your beloved ones;
  • In a relaxed and relaxing environment;
  • Play, laugh and have lots of fun;
  • Take the time to reflect and recharge.

I will be taking some time off to spend with my beloved ones too and expect to return in the office on Monday January 5th, entirely relaxed, recharged and ready to go!

Thank you for your friendship and business in 2014, I am looking forward to an even better 2015!

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Breezes Of Bliss #2 – How To Prevent YouTube From Showing Suggested Videos https://inboundmarketingbliss.com/breezes-bliss-1-prevent-youtube-showing-suggested-videos/ https://inboundmarketingbliss.com/breezes-bliss-1-prevent-youtube-showing-suggested-videos/#respond Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:06:45 +0000 http://inboundmarketingbliss.com/?p=666 Today I’ll reply to a question by Melanie. Melanie writes: “ I like to record videos for my community and publish them on my website so that I can receive feedback right there, on MY page. But at the end of the video, youtube always shows these suggested videos and that lures visitors away from …

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Today I’ll reply to a question by Melanie. Melanie writes: “ I like to record videos for my community and publish them on my website so that I can receive feedback right there, on MY page. But at the end of the video, youtube always shows these suggested videos and that lures visitors away from my site. Is there a way I can change the settings to not show these videos?”

Thank you for your question, Melanie. What a great idea to embed the videos on your site. I hope you add a short description on your page too. Search engines really like to see to know what the video is about. Also, if you add a call to action to the end of the page, visitors are more likely to stay in touch.

How To Prevent YouTube From Showing Suggested Videos

With regards to your question. It is absolutely possible, and let me show you how to prevent YouTube from showing suggested videos at the end of the movie that you embedded on your website.

  1. Go to your YouTube channel and select one of your videos.
  2. Scroll down and click on share
  3. Select Embed
  4. Click on Show more
  5. Uncheck the “show suggested videos” section
  6. Then use that code to paste into your webpage, instead of the code you used before.As of the moment you hit [Update], the suggested video’s will no longer appear at the end of your video.

On Video

I have created a video to show you how to do this.

I hope my answer helped you out, Melanie, and of course I hope my Breezes of Bliss videos with complimentary inbound marketing training and tips are an inspiration all of you visitors. Try to create or learn something new every day. It keeps your mind fresh and rejuvenated. With providing these mini training sessions, I aim to make your life more blissful. Please try to find a way to make the lives around you more blissful too.

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Have a blissful day y’all!

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