I was recently talking to a dealer who has been incorporating YouTube videos into his emails and marketing efforts. I noticed an issue and have been unable to come up with a fix or work around and wanted to reach out to the Automotive Industry for help. The issue has to do with YouTube’s Recommended Videos.
Dealer records and publish a video to YouTube… “Why Buy From Us”.
He embeds it into an email to send to his customers.
Customer clicks on Video Thumbnail and watches video.
After the video concludes YouTube populates 16 Videos they recommend (As well as 20 Suggested Videos on side of page).
The issue is the videos it is populating as recomended/suggested are for the dealership’s competitors.
I have searched all through the channel setting and I see no way to turn this off.
If it is your video on your channel it seems like you should be able to control this.
But YouTube is free to use, so I maybe we cant do anything about it.
Really hoping some knows something or could offer some help. Is there any way you can influence what is being shown?
Hunter Swift is the Director of Sales Development at DealerSocket and has been with the company since 2005. In addition to his current role he has fulfilled the responsibilities of customer support, consulting, training, and sales. He specializes in helping dealerships improve processes through the use of CRM technology. Prior to DealerSocket he sold cars and is a graduate of Pepperdine University.
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