Annotations are the most underutilized and perhaps the most powerful feature on YouTube.
ANNOTATIONS allow you to display messages, thought bubbles and most importantly, add links to other YouTube videos. Adding links lets you guide your visitors to other videos and create interactive games, improving your viewer experience and getting you more views.
Anyone with videos on YouTube can add annotations to their vids. Annotations come in three flavors; Notes, Speech Bubbles, and Spotlights. Spotlights can be used as links that allow viewers to go directly to the video you link to. Annotations can be layered and placed anywhere in the viewer with multiple annotations appearing on the screen at once.
Annotations are free, easy to use, and well worth the little time they take to implement.
NOTICE MY USE OF ANNOTATIONS IN THIS MATADORTV VLOG.
WATCH THIS VIDEO FOR A TUTORIAL ON ANNOTATIONS
Now that you know how to use annotations, start experimenting on your videos right now. When it comes to using annotated links to create an interactive game, their is virtually no limit to what you may create!
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