I posted my vlog to Reddit and measured the traffic that post generated. I had zero subscribers and advertised nowhere else, so except for a few people coming over from my comments elsewhere on YouTube, the initial traffic came from the Reddit post. Then, over the next two days, I tried to duplicate that traffic by pre-rolling my vlog before other YouTube videos as an Adwords ad to isolate the monetary value of that Reddit post. Even though the post did poorly on Reddit, maxing out at 23 net upvotes, it brought over 2,000 views, 170 subscriptions and $1.01 in ad revenue. That means each net upvote on Reddit brought 101.5 views, 7.4 subscriptions and 4.4 cents in ad revenue. When correlating with the price of subscriptions, that one Reddit post was worth $198.52 in Adwords ads. Using the average of the price for subscriptions and views, each individual vote on Reddit was worth $7.11, either up or down, in equivalent Adwords advertising.
The vlog I ran as an ad and on Reddit is this:https://youtu.be/cc5qyruRhGs
The Adwords coupon I mention is here:https://www.google.com/ads/...
If I ever talk to an Adwords human who can comprehend why my accounts shouldn't be banned, I'll update this here. It's ridiculous. If you know someone there with a brain who can help, please have them contact me.
Here are more keywords my Adwords "expert" thought I should buy on Google:
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I thought she was helping me set up tracking for subscriptions on YouTube, which is the only reason we stayed on the phone long enough for her to generate that list and install it in my account.
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