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30 Apr 2014
by Samantha Dunn

YouTube Integration Now Available!

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We’ve had many people approach us knowing the importance of both having a presence on YouTube and the power of displaying testimonials on their websites, but without a way to capture the benefits of both through one solution. That’s where the idea of Boast YouTube Integration came in. The YouTube widget allows you or your website visitors to upload videos to your YouTube channel with just the click of a button while uploading videos directly to your website at the same time.

How Does Boast Integrate with YouTube?

Upload YouTube Videos From Your Website

It only takes a few easy steps to streamline Boast and your YouTube account. Once you have completed the setup process, any time someone submits a testimonial on your website and it is approved by you, it will automatically be uploaded and on display on your YouTube channel.

Submit YouTube Videos from Website
Upload to YouTube From Phone

Upload Videos to YouTube From an iPhone, iPad & Android Device

Our video testimonial application also allows users to upload videos to your website and YouTube channel directly from their mobile device. Once they install the app, people can enter their information, take a short video and submit it to be reviewed. The upload widget for your website is also 100% mobile friendly, so your customers can upload a testimonial without having to install the app. After you approve a submitted video, it will appear on both your website and Youtube channel.

Create Your Own YouTube Kiosk

One of our most sought after features, Kiosk Mode, allows you to set up and lock an iPad into the Boast mobile app on location, such as in store or at an event. This allows you to show off testimonials, reviews, contest submission and more on your YouTube that are submitted through the kiosk from just about anywhere.

Upload Videos With YouTube Kiosk

Benefits of Integrating YouTube with Boast

YouTube is the second most used search engine right behind Google, and more than 1 billion unique visitors go to YouTube each month. This means that people are going there to get information on products and services they’re interested in. Those that have a presence on the site have the ability to get their brand and organization in front of those 1 billion new.

Increase Traffic & Impressions

YouTube continues to outperform Yahoo and Bing in amount of searches performed by users. That alone tells you how big the marketing and SEO benefits are of having a presence. And the fact that YouTube is owned by Google and connected to Google’s wildly expanding social network Google + is only more fuel the fire. Because of these reasons, YouTube videos are ranked very highly within Google searches as well. Videos on this platform not only benefit from the thousands of eyes searching daily, but also when people search within Google, these videos grab impressive real estate, often on the first page, because of Google’s current indexing methods. Businesses pay top dollar to get on the first page of Google, and videos have the potential to get that placement without any extra cost.

YouTube Testimonials for SEO

Better SEO

A couple things that Google and other search engines look at are titles, descriptions and tags of videos. By including keyword-focused content in each of these areas of your videos, you increase the likelihood of people finding your videos when they are searching for similar products, services and brands. Once your videos are upload to YouTube through Boast, you can go in and update your tags.

Optimize YouTube Videos

Social Media Branding

YouTube’s following and connection to Google + create further branding opportunities for businesses to develop a social media marketing strategy and influence. User-generated videos created through Boast can be incorporated into an organization’s overall social media marketing strategy.

Upload Testimonials to YouTube

Getting Started with YouTube Integration for Boast

To set up your Boast account with your YouTube channel, you’ll need to navigate to your dashboard and click on your Campaigns tab and select Third Party Integration for the specific campaign that you would like to integrate and follow the step-by-step instructions. After a few minutes and a couple steps, your Boast and YouTube channel will be completely streamlined and ready to go.  A simple approval of a video will display it on the webpage that you have designated to show your testimonials and it will appear on your YouTube channel within only a matter of minutes (5-10 to be exact). It’s as easy as that. No extra steps needed.

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