Youtube with clickbank, how is it going

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I uploaded a video on Youtube and added my link to it of a clickbank product. Just after I uploaded, it was deleted! My previous youtube is running well but this one got removed.
Is youtube hard on affiliates?
 

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Well, if you have a blog with short posts and at the end of the post a banner to a squeeze page, then you can make short 2 min videos where you promote your blog posts..
In this way promo videos are not so focused on selling a product. And even on the end of a blogpost you can place a video where you review a sales-page.
To record my screen I use camtasia software for windows. (Movavi for the mac)
 
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In few words; it's going fine. The reason your video got deleted is because you copied it from somebody else and it's definitely copyright infringement.

However, if you create your own testimonial video regarding an affiliate product and invest in its promotion then you can achieve great results.
 

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I uploaded a video on Youtube and added my link to it of a clickbank product. Just after I uploaded, it was deleted! My previous youtube is running well but this one got removed.
Is youtube hard on affiliates?
In few words; it's going fine. The reason your video got deleted is because you copied it from somebody else and it's definitely copyright infringement.

However, if you create your own testimonial video regarding an affiliate product and invest in its promotion then you can achieve great results.
As Nick stated above, you need to follow YouTube's TOS. If you're simply downloading/ripping a video from another source, uploading it, and playing it off as your own without citing the source, then you're breaching YT TOS AND Copyright Laws.

Create original videos of your own work and you will be fine. You might even make some affiliate sales. On that note, I'd advise you to cloak your links if possible. This is more for trustworthiness than anything, but xyz.com/Irecommend looks much better than jinir24.beatmak.hop.clickbank . net. Make sense?
 
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Affiliate marketing is a grey area on YouTube and the general consensus is that it's not allowed.

Now, there are plenty of people getting away with it but it's not a risk I'd want to take with my personal channel. ;)

You can get away with it however by linking to your own domain, and then having a link to the affiliate offer on that page (although it can not automatically redirect.)
 
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I don't really think that it violates any regulation. I used to be working for a major YouTube network and I am pretty sure that unless you copy a video or create an offensive one, you won't have any problems with YouTube as far as the content of the video is concerned.

YouTube, as a promotional method for affiliate marketing, is great. Why? Because people are more likely to believe you when you give a 'live' (pre-recorded) testimonial. They value your opinion since they know that you have put a lot of time and effort in creating that particular testimonial video.

Moreover, that kind of videos don't really have to 'get away' from it for one simple reason; it doesn't violate any regulations and terms & conditions.

However, the issue, as mentioned before, is the fact that many people are just lazy, shy or don't have high quality recording equipment to record their own testimonial. That's why they prefer to copy an existing video, change its length and re-upload it. That isn't going to work anymore since YouTube's algorithm can easily detect 3rd party matched content and the copyright owner has the power to take down the ripped video.

Affiliate links are a minor problem. Most people just invest $2 in a .com domain that has to do with the affiliate product and simply either use a redirection to their hoplink or create an iFrame within their website.
 
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Sure, marketing within the content of the video is fine (although like you said, you can't steal videos unlessed they're licensed under creative commons.) It's the link in the description that ends up getting the accounts terminated.

If people would actually do what you said and iFrame it on their own site there wouldn't be a problem, many people don't bother to do this though. :(
 

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It's not really a grey area. Affiliate links are still allowed. Sure, it's better to cloak them, but there's not really anything dangerous about adding a link in the description...or even as an annotation on the video. And WHO'S general consensus is that it's not allowed? I wouldn't presume to speak for so many people...however you define "general consensus".
 
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