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I need to add links to the bottom of an YouTube video, like this Ben Stiller video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDN08JwNEfc

Here is a video of a guy teaching how to add little baloons to an YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5otjHuOkVM. But he also says you cannot link outside of YouTube. The links created with this tool can only lead users to other YouTube videos.

Question: how can I add functionality similar to Ben Stiller's videos with links that lead users outside YouTube to something like a donation website?

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    I am thinking it has to do with that group being with the Non-Profit YouTube Program. – phwd Aug 20 '10 at 19:23
  • Hey, thanks! I am checking that. – Marcos Buarque Aug 21 '10 at 11:17
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Linking to external websites, or a Call-to-Action overlay, through annotations is available to partners in the Nonprofit program as well as advertisers and partners with promoted videos.

The Case Foundation show an example of this in a video, How to Use New YouTube Annotations for Nonprofit Partners.

Apart from that, you can still edit the description field to include the link to your site.

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You might be able to get similar functionality using annotations;

http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=92710

Hope this helps.

  • From the page you linked to: "linking is restricted to certain pages on youtube.com." – musicfreak Sep 10 '10 at 3:06
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it's to do with the type of video you describe it as - changing it to educational/tutorial for example will allow clickable links in the description

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