Hi guys,
I've made a YouTube intro and outro and I want my website address on it.
It looks way better as www.myviolinbff.com but the actual address is of course https://myviolinbff.com
Which do I put? Will it slow down the load time if its www? I'm guessing that creates a redirect.
Thanks very much for your advice
Marketa

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Triblu Premium
Hey Marketa,

You want to make it EASY for visitors to type your domain name into their browser... so adding the WWW to your domain is not a wise idea.

Having discovered awhile ago now that dropping the http and/or the www even if it IS in the address, is always best. That was back before the SSL certificate became so vital.

Many images that I created and used my business site's URL on, I mistakenly used the HTTP and now that it is HTTPS... well, at first visitors couldn't find me typing in the lengthily http://www.... and so they would receive a prompt that made it look though I was no longer in business. Not a good idea.

Browsers are made to add the necessary text BEFORE the actual domain name when someone wants to visit the HOME page of any website. Use that to your advantage... making it easier for your potential customers.

Hope you find this helpful.
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mgmalek Premium
Hi Trish and thank you so much for this really helpful response.
Just to be 100% clear, what you're saying is that I should just write myviolinbff.com with no prefix on my intro and outro right?
Thanks so much
Marketa
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Triblu Premium
That is correct Marketa.
This way, even if you went back to using HTTP instead of HTTPS, your advertisement STILL works.
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mgmalek Premium
Thank you so much that's so helpful
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MarionBlack Premium
You don't need to use www or https within your video, Marketa. Just use the domain name so people will have less characters to type. Use https:// if you put a link to your site in the description below the video. WWW is so 1990!
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mgmalek Premium
Thanks SO much, Marion,
so I just put myviolinbff.com ?
is that enough?
so if they type myviolinbff.com that's my site regardless of whether there's www or https?
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MarionBlack Premium
You've got it!
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mgmalek Premium
Thanks heaps. That is what I'll do!
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Marketa
You will want the link to be clickable so to do that you need to make sure you use the https://myviolinbff.com version.
If you dont then the link wont be clickable and you will be depending on people typing it in or copying and pasting which will really reduce your numbers of click throughs

Cheers
Dave
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mgmalek Premium
Hi Dave,
so, in the image, would it be ok as myviolinbff.com and then in the description put the actual link with https:// ?
I don't think you can click in the actual intro or outro can you?

thanks for this advice by the way!
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Marketa.
In an image where it’s just for visual purposes then you can use either version.
However if you want people to be able to click it and go to your site then you need to add the https bit too.
There is a way to add clickable links to your video but I can’t remember off the top of my head how
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mgmalek Premium
Thanks heaps. I think I have a good understanding of it now - thanks to you and others who've responded now. So I'll put the whole correct clickable link in the description and where you can click in the video but just myviolinbff.com as like the label on the things you can't click.
Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your day!
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AlexEvans Premium
In many ways, https is identical to http because it follows the same basic protocols. The http or https client, such as a Web browser, establishes a connection to a server on a standard port. However, https offers an extra layer of security because it uses SSL to move data.

Security equals trust, many folks are becoming aware, some tend to avoid sights that don't offer SSL protection.

Especially when it comes to making purchases.
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Jeffreybs Premium
You explained that so well Alex
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mgmalek Premium
Thanks Alex
Do you think just myviolinbff.com in the intro and outro and then actual link in description as per what Marion said?

I'm worried if I don't put the actual address, I'll be promoting a different site or something
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BMcGinley1 Premium
I use https:// because it is secure and read somewhere that http:// will no longer be acceptable.

Search engines want everything to be secure.

Barbara
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