Over the past few months, we’ve unveiled new FanBridge features to help YouTube content creators engage, grow, and monetize their fan relationships through YouTube and email marketing. If you have a YouTube channel, here are some tools that you should be incorporating with your content to engage and gain fans and subscribers.
Video Fan Questions
Our Fan Questions feature received a makeover that now makes it easier than ever to answer questions with a video response. Sync up your YouTube account and record your answer right from your FanBridge dashboard. The videos that you record also gets posted to your YouTube page, in turn, getting you more views on your channel. [Learn how to set up Video Fan Questions]
Video Gating and Universal Signup
Want to gate one of your YouTube videos by asking for an email address first? We’ve got two tools that will help you to leverage your video content to collect email addresses from your viewers so you can build a direct relationship and keep fans in the loop about new videos and other exciting news.
Our Video Gating feature allows you to create a customizable widget for your website and choose how much of the video fans will get to watch before being prompted to join your list. They have to enter an email address in order to continue watching. [Learn how to create your own Video Gating widget]
Our Universal Signup Form allows you to put a signup form in front of any website. This gives fans the opportunity to join your mailing list before they enter the site to which you’ve directed them. This works especially well when sharing a new YouTube video. The Universal Signup Form will create a link for you that you can then share with your fans and follows on your social sites. When the link is clicked, the fan sees an email signup form in front of the site you’ve directed them to. Not only does it direct fans to your YouTube page, but you also gain new email subscribers. [Learn how to set up your Universal Signup Form]
Schedule a YouTube Bulletin Using Social-NET
Did you know that you can send a YouTube bulletin using the FanBridge Social-NET feature? Not only can you now send to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube all at once using FanBridge, you can also schedule a YouTube bulletin to go out in advance. Are you launching a new video at midnight and don’t want to have to stay up to tell your fans about it? Schedule an auto-post using the Social-NET feature and your bulletin will be sent at your desired time. Another great way to use this feature is to set an auto-recurring post informing your YouTube channel subscribers about your mailing list. Set it to go out every 1 to 10 days so that your fans are always aware about your list and how they can keep in touch with you. [Learn how to include a YouTube bulletin in your Social-NET campaigns]
Incorporating all of these features into your fan marketing plan can greatly increase your fan engagement and subscriptions on email as well as YouTube.