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Old 2nd September 2011, 12:12 PM   #1
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Default YouTube, Links In The Video Description

I know it is possible to put links in your YouTube description, but it has to be the full link. For example www.youtube.com does not work. http://www.youtube.com (the full link) is all you can use.

As far as I can tell or at least google searched there is no way to add an anchor text. To me that seems unusual, that feature should be added somewhere to make the links look nicer. They look somewhat horrible without anchor text.

YouTube obviously doesn't care you have a link in the description, so why not let us make it look nice for YouTube users and YouTube's sake.

Does anyone know of a way to add anchor text to youtube video descriptions that I may have missed somewhere?

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Old 2nd September 2011, 11:43 PM   #2
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I know it is possible to put links in your YouTube description, but it has to be the full link. For example www.youtube.com does not work. http://www.youtube.com (the full link) is all you can use.

As far as I can tell or at least google searched there is no way to add an anchor text. To me that seems unusual, that feature should be added somewhere to make the links look nicer. They look somewhat horrible without anchor text.

YouTube obviously doesn't care you have a link in the description, so why not let us make it look nice for YouTube users and YouTube's sake.

Does anyone know of a way to add anchor text to youtube video descriptions that I may have missed somewhere?
I don't know of any way to do what you are asking, but you could always use a service like bit.ly to have shortened links, which you can name what you like. For example, bit.ly/youtubelink

That way you can track your link via bit.ly too.

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I'm not familiar with any way either, you are not missing anything Mike. Its just not possible.

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I don't know of any way to do what you are asking, but you could always use a service like bit.ly to have shortened links, which you can name what you like. For example, bit.ly/youtubelink

That way you can track your link via bit.ly too.

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