The world's largest video network has plenty of opportunities for promoting your music. Whether you use pre-roll advertisements across the network or link from in-line cards in your own videos, YouTube is a great place to lead primed fans into your purchase funnel.
When using cards on YouTube videos, you can link to either other videos on the site, or to pre-approved external partners. Linkfire is one of these partners, so you can take fans directly to your music through our smart links.
What are YouTube cards?
You may have noticed some videos on YouTube with a circled "i" symbol in the top right corner. Clicking these will display a sidebar inside the video with any cards that the uploader has added. These will have an image and some accompanying text, often prompting you to check out another video or visit a website.
How to create YouTube cards
To add a card to a video you have uploaded, first navigate to the My Videos page on YouTube. From here, find the video you want to edit and select "Edit".
From here, select the "Cards" tab.
Here you can add one or more cards to your video. Click "Add card" and select the "Link" option to take users to your Linkfire link.
Now paste your link in the input field and make any customizations or adjustments as prompted. Finish by the selecting "Create card". All done!
Note that links containing lnk.to are pre-approved by YouTube. As such, you will need to use a subdomain to lnk.to and not an entirely custom domain.