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How to download YouTube Videos

Marketers are always looking for innovative ways to market their business, particularly where there are affiliates involved.

As an affiliate of a business, you are often supplied with very useful marketing material some of this often comprises of videos you can embed on your site or YouTube videos that you can embed.

The problem is that everyone else in the business also has that very same marketing material.

So it can be very difficult to stand out in the crowd.

Let’s say everyone is using the same really good marketing video that the company supplies and allows you to use.

It shows and tells those viewing everything they need to know about the business and converts really well.

You would use it as well, right?

The problem being is that that same video will have been seen so many times and when someone does stumble across your version they are more likely to pass it by as its been popping up all over social media.

Your potential audience gets bored or seeing the same thing.

There is another good reason for making the content your own with YouTube and that has to do with SEO and YouTube. We will talk more about that later.

So how do we make the marketing videos our own?

Simple, you download the video that you want to use from the business site or you download the video from YouTube.

Then you add an intro of yourself introducing the video or you just change the thumbnail that shows when the video appears on the page ready for someone to click play.

This way the video appears new and is far more likely to get fresh clicks

Making videos and YouTube Videos your own

NB – Please check the copywrite limitations of any videos that you want to download.

Are you permitted to download them?

If you are going to use video marketing material then the best course of action is to download the videos and then add them to your own YouTube Channel.

You can if you want just download them and then add them directly to your own WordPress by uploading and then embedding them.

The reality is that if you first add the videos to your own YouTube Channel first you then give yourself a very good social media stream that you can use to promote.

And a really big reason for using YouTube is there is far more potential for hits and views on YouTube then there probably is on your own site or splash page.

How to download YouTube Videos to your computer

So how do you save videos from YouTube?

There are a number of sites that will help you with downloading YouTube videos. You just add the YouTube link to the download box and save and it is really normally just that easy.

Here are 4 of the best sites to download YouTube videos

VidPaw

VidPaw is my favourite site to use to download YouTube videos with. It is just so easy to use and yet offers a very comprehensive download system that allows you to if you wish just download the video with sound or just the video or the audio.

VidPaw also has a great trick that allows you to download YouTube videos without having to go to the VidPaw site to add the video link to download

How to download YouTube Videos direct from Youtube with VidPaw

This is really easy to do. When you are on a YouTube video that you would like to download you simply add the word paw after the word youtube in the link and hit return

So like this www.youtubepaw.com. So just after youtube on every video that you would like to download. You are then taken to Vidpaw with the link of the YouTube video you would like to download already added to the download field.

VidPaw download instruction - how to download YouTube videos

You then just select your chosen quality for the video and download.

Here are the steps to download YouTube videos with VidPaw

1/ Add the YouTube video link to the video that you would like to download

2/ Download your video at the chosen quality

3/ You can download just the audio

4/ Download the subtitles

2conv

2conv is another site that you can use to download YouTube videos.

With 2Conv you add the YouTube video URL that you would like to download and then from the pull-down menu you select the format that you would like the video downloaded into

Your download is then converted to either MP3, MP4, MP4 HD, AVI or AVI HD

How to download YouTube Videos with 2conv
Add your YouTube URL, then on the pull-down menu select the format and download your YouTube video

Here are the steps to download YouTube videos with 2Conv

  1. Copy YouTube video link
  2. Paste the copied link into the input field
  3. Choose the file format you want
  4. Click Convert to get an mp3 file or the format of choice

PickVideo

Downloading YouTube videos with PickVideo is a lot like using Vidpaw. You are also able to full videos, just the video image or just the sound. It doesn’t, however, offer you the handy VidPaw trick where you can just add Paw to the YouTube link. Apart from that, they are pretty similar usability wise.

Here are the steps to download YouTube videos with PickVideo

  1. Copy YouTube video link
  2. Paste the copied link into the input field
  3. Choose the file format you want – Video with sound Video only Audio only and then select file quality.
  4. Click to download your YouTube video.

Video Grabber

Video Grabber is another useful YouTube video download tool.

Like all the video downloader before, you simply add in your YouTube video URL into the download box and then select the video format and quality to download or the audio format and download quality

Here are the steps to download YouTube videos with Video Grabber

  1. Copy YouTube video link
  2. Paste the copied link into the input field
  3. Choose the file format you want – Video with sound Video only Audio only and then select file quality.
  4. Click to download your YouTube video.

YouTube Video SEO

I mentioned YouTube Video SEO near to the start of this article when I was saying it was a good idea to make affiliate marketing materials more unique to you.

So here is how it works.

After you have downloaded a YouTube video you just edit the video add an image as a thumbnail that will show when someone comes across your video, something just to change it from the default image that shows on everyone else’s version of the same content.

You can if you wish create a new start where you introduce the video to make it more personable.

Or you can just upload the video as is.

Uploading the video as is still very beneficial because of YouTube SEO.

When you upload a video you get to give it a name meaning that you can brand it to you. Use great keywords that you have done research on. You really can make a unique title that will help you get found on YouTube.

Add a description

Next, you can add in a long description again with lots of good keywords and hashtags and the big bonus is you get to add in links of your choice.

YouTube gives you 5000 characters to use for your description and that is more than enough.

Make sure that you do target the main keyword phrase within your title and related keywords in your description.

Keep the first line of your description brief no more than the first 157. This first sentence will appear as a snippet in search so get your keyword phrase as close to the start as you can to help your SEO.

Link back to your blog just after the first sentence.

You don’t want the link to appear in the snippet but you also don’t want it to be hidden beneath the “Show More” section of the Description field. so just after the first sentence is the optimal position to add the link to your site.

Towards the end of the description you can add in your social channels.

Use your description to cross-promote your blog and online presence.

Add some closely related hashtags and your description is good to go.

Thumbnails

Before you publish your video you are offered 1 of 3 thumbnails taken from the video that you can use.

This makes the start of the video before it plays different from everyone else’s video and so helps with your clicks and views.

There is a big chance to do some cool optimizations with YouTube Video SEO. You just set up your SEO as if you are writing a blog. 

Add Keywords in the title. Make your title serve a purpose by offering a solution or giving an answer to cover the viewers intent when searching on YouTube.

Add related keywords into subtitles and generally just write about the product or service or business.

For a full in-depth SEO Guide, you can check out my SEO Guide 2018. It’s quite a long read at 5000+ words but then it does cover everything. You will be able just to skip through a lot of it and focus on the sections that talk about keywords and structuring the text.

How to download YouTube Videos
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17 Responses

  1. Sadhan Pal
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    Hi Roona,

    Thanks for the post. Another way, I would like to mention here if you type (ss) after the (www. ) you will be automatically redirected to the download option. But your ways are also awesome.

    Thanks
    Sadhan Pal
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  2. sam
    | Reply

    Thank you For Sharing This Information…
    And also give to me important knowledge.

  3. Gaurav Kumar
    | Reply

    Hi Dexter,

    Downloading YouTube Videos is a great way to do enjoy videos even when not online. It is good to know how to download quality videos with subtitles. Thanks.
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  4. Hazel Jarrett
    | Reply

    I so need to spend more time creating videos. Thanks for all the tips, another very helpful post
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  5. Johanna Galyen
    | Reply

    Dexter,

    You just made my night. I have a few youtube videos I really like with traveling, but limited data plans and traveling through the mountains of TN and NC make that complicated. Thank you so much for the great ideas to download AND only do the audio. I have some work to do before next week’s trip! Thanks so much! ~ Johanna

    • Dexter Roona
      | Reply

      You are welcome. Sounds like you need to use VidPaw.

  6. Richard Monssen
    | Reply

    Hi Dexter,

    Great article on downloading videos from Youtube! I’ve got another video downloader for your list (it’s also free too) it’s called Real Player. Real player allows you to download almost any video from any website and not just Youtube too.

    I’ll check out the others you suggest here to see if they’re better than Real Player 🙂

  7. Roger Lee
    | Reply

    Try

    “TubeGeter” and download Youtube playlists, videos in seconds in 4K video quality.

    TubeGeter is an excellent tool for downloading the high definition Youtube playlists and videos.

    Just follow the steps to download videos with TubeGeter:

    Step-1) Go to TubeGeter – download the entire playlists from YouTube in seconds.

    Step-2) Download and install the software.

    Step-3) Then just copy the link from your browser and click ‘Paste Link’ in the application. That’s it!

    • Dexter Roona
      | Reply

      I will check it out, thanks for the recommendation.

  8. videofk
    | Reply

    You can download youtube videos using https://www.youtubemy.com This one is best according to me.

  9. Fred Green
    | Reply

    Thanks for sharing your information. It helps me a lot. But I do prefer https://tubegeter.com/ Because this is the easiest way to download videos from YouTube. You can try it.

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