YouTube Info Cards – Top 5 Ways To Use Cards In Your YouTube Videos

If you’re not currently using YouTube Info Cards in your videos you’re missing out on a large chunk of your audience. That’s because cards they work across all devices including mobile phones.

Here are the Top 5 Ways To Use YouTube Info Cards In Your Videos

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1. Associated website

  • Login to your YouTube channel
  • Click the profile icon
  • Click “Creator studio”
  • Click on “Video Manager”
  • Select the video that you wish to add a YouTube card to
  • Click edit
  • Click on Cards
  • Click “Add card”
  • Now you can select an associated website. This could be a landing page, fundraising site, merchandise site, video or playlist.
  • First we’ll try the associated website so click create
  • Enter your associated website URL
  • Add a title, call to action and teaser text
  • You can also upload an image (ie my free report)
  • Click “create card” and you’ll see the teaser text at the top of your video

2. Fundraising

  • Click on Cards
  • Click “Add card”
  • Click “Create”
  • Select Fundraising
  • Put your fundraising project URL in the box
  • In this case I’ll use GoFundMe.com and here you’ll see the title
  • Add a call to action which can be “learn more”
  • Add the teaser text
  • You can also upload an image
  • Click create card”
  • Now I’ve got “please donate card” at the top of the video

3. Merchandise

  • Click on Cards
  • Click “Add card”
  • Click “Create”
  • Select Merchandise
  • Click “create”
  • So with merchandise you can link to a product or store or one of the supported merchandise sites so click the link that says “approved retailers and example links”
  • I selected “Gumroad”
  • Add your call to action
  • Add the teaser text
  • Click “create card”
  • Now you’ll see the teaser text at the top of the video “click here to buy now”

4. Video

  • Click “add card”
  • Select Video
  • Click create
  • Select from any of the videos you’ve uploaded
  • Select the video
  • Click create card
  • Add the teaser text (YouTube cards – the new mobile-friendly annotations)
  • Now you’ll see the teaser text at the top of the video.

5. Playlist

  • Click “add card”
  • Click “create”
  • Select playlists…or you can add a URL in the box below
  • Click “create card”
  • Add the teaser text (how to edit videos on YouTube) for the playlist
  • Now you’ll see the teaser text at the top of the video.
  • Click…”Play All” and you’ll be able to play all the videos in the playlist

You can add up to 5 cards a specific video however I would suggest only adding one or 2 and to make it more effective try spacing them out on the timeline.

That’s it!

Now you know the top 5 ways to use
YouTube Info Cards in your videos

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