The range of benefits YouTube can bring a business is amazing. This is why you need this video platform to promote your Hospitality Property.

Welcome to another edition of hospitality property school.

Today we are going to talk about Marketing on YouTube



Before I start though I would bring you up to speed on a change with our podcasting schedule.


For the last couple of months we have been producing two podcasts a week and to our pleasant surprise, the response has been wonderful.


For that, we want to say –  Thanks


The response has been so wonderful, that we are now busier than ever and at present don’t have the time to continue producing two podcasts a week.


We wish to continue bringing you information to help improve your business, patronage and profit, so, for the foreseeable future, we will be releasing podcasts on Tuesdays.


We hope you understand and will continue to send in topic ideas.


As an independent hospitality property owner, you should understand the importance of marketing and are constantly thinking of ways to get your properties name in front of as many people as possible, without going broke.


Using YouTube for your business can be an economical way to grow if used frequently as part of your marketing strategy.


Some of the benefits include:


Take advantage of the YouTube masses

YouTube has now reached 4 billion video views per day. If you use YouTube for your business, you can target and reach your audience, by creating videos and advertising on other videos that complement your property.


YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world and the 3rd most visited website worldwide, behind only Google and Facebook.


Video-streaming platforms like YouTube have become so vital to marketing, as long as you educate, entertain and provide solutions to your potential guest’s problems, you’re guaranteed to find a group of people who will become your fans and customers.



Using YouTube Will Help You Get Found On Google

Have you noticed that videos are appearing more often in Google’s search results? Google considers video to be as important as text-only pages, plus, Google owns YouTube.


By incorporating YouTube as part of your marketing strategy for your property business, you’re also increasing the influence of your website. The more influence your website has in Google’s eyes, the higher your pages rankings.


Other ways to benefit from marketing on YouTube


  1. Share your videos                                                                                                

Get other website owners to embed your videos on their websites by cross-promoting with them.


Every time someone embeds your video on their website, Google gives more credibility to your websites.



  1. Create a YouTube channel with your brand

When you create a channel for your videos, you are telling YouTube that you are the official representation of your brand on YouTube.


This makes it easier to find you when someone is searching your brand or related terms.



  1. Share your videos on other platforms

And encourage others to share.  Social media metrics are a factor taken into consideration by Google when ranking pages. If they are high-quality videos, others will share, and this will tell Google that you are producing content that is valuable to your target audience.



  1. Give your audience options

Include text, video illustrations and activate closed caption (once you learn how to do this, make sure you check the text to make sure it is accurate).  This will increase the overall engagement.



5.   If you have a blog (and you should)

You can re-purpose your content for YouTube. You can take advantage of this by taking any of the high-quality articles you have written for your blog and creating a video for YouTube. It will be easier for searchers to find your property online and will build backlinks to your site.



6.   You can have a worldwide audience 

By consistently creating video content, visitors are going to find you who would never found you any other way.



7.   You can build your email list 

If you provide valuable engaging content you have the ability to build your Email list.



8.   The audience will stay and promote you 

Videos with a personal touch help to increase trust and in turn guests. If YouTube visitors trust you they are more likely to stay with and promote you if the opportunity arises.



Something to remember:

It’s important to include several call-to-actions inside your videos, with annotations that link to:

  • Your services
  • Content on your website
  • Other videos
  • Email auto-responder series


If you wish to learn more about YouTube and how to use it to promote your business, check out the

“The Guide to Operating an Independent Hotel or Bed & Breakfast” Training Tutorials

and watch the 9 part video training on more benefits and how to use YouTube.


If you have any interesting stories about marketing on YouTube and would like to share or have any questions or feedback you can leave them in the comments section of the show notes at.


That’s it for this session of hospitality property school.


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Until next time, have a fun day.



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