December 11, 2009

How to embed interactive links in your YouTube videos

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John HaydonIf you publish a lot of YouTube videos on specific topics, this screencast will be very useful.

With annotated links, you can edit your videos and add text links that will link to:

  • Other videos on YouTube
  • Playlists on YouTube
  • YouTube Channels
  • Searches on YouTube
  • Groups on YouTube
  • Any external link (only available to folks participating in YouTube’s nonprofit program)

Have you used interactive links in your YouTube videos? Feel free to share examples in the comments below!

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  • Excellent! Thanks for sharing this method. I was not aware of it, but can see it has many possibilities.

  • MANY thanks! I'd completely missed this development until I saw other people doing it, and couldn't find where YouTube explains if – if they do! – but this gave me both the inspiration and the steps to make it work! ;-)