How to Put a Clickable Link on a YouTube Video


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The YouTube video does not directly support the links inside of a video; however you can use the annotation feature to add clickable links to publish a YouTube video. The annotation feature only allows you to link to page within the YouTube site; you could use the feature to add a clickable link on YouTube videos to your profile page. It is a clickable layer that you put on your existing YouTube videos. This layer allows you to add things like text, notes and links to your videos.

Clickable Link on a YouTube Video
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Clickable Link on a YouTube Video

This article shows you various annotations available and how to add them on YouTube video. Now I will show you step by step that how this powerful video marketing tactic works.

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Step#1:

Logon to YouTube and sign in to your account, click on your profile name and then click on VIDEOS. Then click on edit next to video you want to add movable links.

Step#2:

Click on the ‘Annotations’ tab. Click on ‘Add Annotation’.

Step#3:

Add Annotation on YouTube Video
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Check the box next to ‘Link’ and type the anchor word for your link in the ‘Note’ box.

Step#4:

Now paste the YouTube link into the URL box, check the box to ‘Open in new window or Tab’ or you want the user’s current window to open the link.

Step#5:

Choose the start and end time in the ‘Start’ and ‘End’ time boxes. Click on Publish to save the changes to your YouTube video.

You can also use LinkedTube service, an online simple but smart flash widget tool that will enable you to create clickable links and to add hover links to your YouTube video; these links will appear when you use the services custom widget to embed the video. These floating links can be used to link directly to your blog or product page, also other people can get the code and share it on their websites.

Clickable Link on a YouTube Video
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Clickable Link on a YouTube Video

With LinkedTube, you can create custom YouTube links in less than a minute, it is a simple form like where you can enter YouTube URL, link URL, hover title and hover text and that all. Your video link is ready, save and get the code to embed in your website/blog.
Now you can use it to make your videos more viral, and when other people share your video they all will link back to your site.  It’s so simple then why don’t you give it a try?

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