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6 Part Social Media Series -Cross Posting -YouTube vs IBOTube #3

6 Part Social Media Series – Cross Posting – YouTube vs IBOTube #3

ibotube-logoSorry for the interruption in my posts but to get back to the 6-part series about cross posting or as some have mentioned to me, referred to as “cross sharing,” I will not be sharing any information with you about YouTube today.  
I may have mentioned before (lol) that Google has shut down my Adsense account and also my YouTube account, so I cannot sign in to get the information I need for a post.  I intended to use a friends account but I guess Google still picked up on my ISP and I still could not get to any information to share with you.  No worries though, I have had to make a few adjustments since Google doesn’t like me any longer and this is no different.

IBOTube Video Sharing Alternative

I would like to tell you about IBOtube which is an alternative video sharing site that is very similar to YouTube but SO DIFFERENT in that IBO will not shut your account down for posting videos about your business.  In fact, IBO (Independent Business Owners) welcomes videos about your business and encourages posting your videos because there are many, like me who have been shut down by YouTube.
IBOtube is a part of IBOToolbox which is a free social and advertising platform built, maintained and kept running for the sole purpose of online marketers and/or business owners online.  IBOtube has a separate login for the video part of the site and I believe you also have to have a regular IBOToolbox account (Get Your IBOToolbox Account Here) in order to sign up for the video channel (I haven’t been able to confirm this yet).  
I am thankful to the IBO folks who provide such a great platform for marketers.  As they grew, they added the video channel, a section called IBOgigs (similar to Fiverr) and a traffic exchange.  

Most of the visitors that IBOToolbox receives are visitors who find something that an IBO member has posted, commented on or added a video through a Google search; kind of ironic, isn’t it?  

Google Loves IBOToolbox and IBOtube.  

Just to give you an example of the traffic that IBOToolbox receives, I have taken a screen shot of the stats from the dashboard as of Sunday, June 22, 2014 at approximately 2:57 pm EST (see picture below).  My personal stats are at the top of the picture; I haven’t visited IBOToolbox today yet to make my post, comments, etc.  


Getting back on track with videos at IBOtube (my IBOtube channel; )  So far, I have not found anything with IBOtube that wants or requests to gain access to any of your accounts or to post on your behalf, with the exception of the traffic exchange which directs you to log in to your account yourself in order to share your sites on the traffic exchange. 

Building Social Relationships


Just like any of the other social sites, the key to success with IBO is in building relationships.  As you are active on the site and participate, you will gain credits to use for advertising.  In addition to earning credits yourself, you can earn more credits for attending the webinars on Wednesday evenings at 8 pm EST and Saturdays at 12 noon.  Kris Karafotas who provides the webinars, also writes the IBO Newsletter that is sent out every Sunday evening which will also contain a coupon code to exchange for ad credits. 

I apologize that I was not able to provide the YouTube information for you but as a heads up, you may want to take a look at your YouTube account settings and maybe you will notice and find some things that do not look quite right to you and you can make changes as needed.  

Next Week’s Topic

Next week we will take a look at LinkedIn.  This will be a new learning experience for me, as I have never found LinkedIn to be a user friendly site but I am told I am wrong.  So this coming week, I will take time to learn more about LinkedIn and how it can benefit you in whatever type of business that you are involved in.  


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Monna Ellithorpe Writer, Published Author, Teacher, Blogger, Marketer. I have been writing in journals, diaries and creating short stories since my teen years. It wasn't until the death of my beloved husband in 2008, that I realized my purpose in life was to write. It was then I started to seriously pursue a career in writing and marketing.

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  1. Jenni Ryan Jenni Ryan
    October 12, 2014    

    HI Monna

    I too had to look for an alternative video hosting site since YOU TUBE is on the rampage for shutting channels down even when people give conssitent value and never post about their business opportunity. So rather than wait to get shut down I switched over.
    Jenni Ryan recently posted…Leadership Vs ManagementMy Profile

    • October 12, 2014    

      Hi Jenni, It’s good that we do have an alternative but I just do not get their reasoning for shutting channels down. I think you made a wise choice to be proactive in looking ahead.

  2. Liz Delaney Liz Delaney
    July 19, 2014    

    Hi Monna.
    Thanks for the ‘heads up’ on IBOTube. I have been a member of IBOToolbox for a while but haven’t been using it. This has prompted me to return and also investigate their tube . I haven’t had any problem with Youtube yet, but I suppose it’s best to have a few video accounts spread around so you don’t end up losing your videos.
    Thanks heaps Monna.
    Take care
    Liz Delaney recently posted…Friday Findings – CanvaMy Profile

    • July 19, 2014    

      Hi Liz, You are welcome. I wish I had taken the time to search this before YT shut me down. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to YT shutting down accounts. Have a great day.

  3. July 6, 2014    

    I’ve had trouble with YouTube as well. It can be very frustrating. IBOTube sounds like a great alternative. I have an IBOTube account but haven’t really used it. Maybe I should give it a spin!

    • July 6, 2014    

      Hi Sharon, People tell me to open another YouTube account but I am leery of loosing anything else connected with Google, like my Gmail account, etc. IBOTube has been working for me so far. Have a great evening.

  4. June 30, 2014    

    As always I am greeted with informative information from you. Thank you. I definitely enjoy YouTube but I have noticed many of the same things as you and am exploring Ibotube.
    Elise Cohen Ho recently posted…The Art of Saying NoMy Profile

    • June 30, 2014    

      Hi Elise, Thanks for visiting and commenting and you are welcome. I love to hear that I was able to provide information new to you or anyone reading. YouTube is out my rear view mirror now; Done with them. Have a great day.

  5. June 29, 2014    

    Well, I have to say I am no longer impressed with YouTube. I actually started to use IBO-Yube too.. so I think I will continue… even after 6 months, which was my jail time on YouTube for a “Childbirth Education” video, I’m still in jail.. you’de think they’d correct it… ? Maybe in July, lol
    Lesly Federici recently posted…Whoa Can My Brain Catch UpMy Profile

    • June 29, 2014    

      Hi Lesly, LOL – I’m not impressed with YouTube any longer either. I no longer worry about putting a video up on IBOTube like I used to on YT. IBOTube welcomes business videos. I do hope you get your YT account back (if you want it). Me, I don’t really care if I get mine back or not. Have a great evening.

  6. June 29, 2014    

    Hi Monna,

    I suppose no social media platform is perfect, and we run the risk of losing what we’ve built up. FB shut down my account two months after the death of our son, and to this day I don’t know what I did to offend anyone. Thankfully they gave it back to me after a couple of weeks. My daughter has lost her YT account twice, and she is mystified as to why.

    I’m sorry you lost your account, but I love your attitude — there is almost always an alternative. I’m glad you’ve found one, and are willing to teach it to us.
    Willena Flewelling recently posted…Baby StepsMy Profile

    • June 29, 2014    

      Hi Willena, Thanks for visiting and commenting. I’m sorry to hear you got the YouTube axe too. I have no idea what they base their decisions on. I try not to let too much online bother me any more; it’s not that big of deal and as we agree, there are alternatives.

  7. June 29, 2014    

    Hey Monna,
    I’ve heard many of my genuine network marketing friends too have their YouTube page shutdown, or many of their videos has been taken out. Anyway, I am glad that you have discovered another platform for your videos. IBOtube is new to me and something I could be checking out as an alternative for YouTube. Thanks for the recommendation.
    Best wishes.
    Justin Iskandar recently posted…10 Strategies to Increase Your Facebook Posts Engagement | InfographicMy Profile

    • June 29, 2014    

      Hi Justin, Thanks for visiting. It seems to me that YouTube would do much better to at least let us know what we did to cause our accounts to be shut down. IBOTube is there for promoting your business, so no worries of your videos or channel being shut down.

  8. Erika Mohssen-Beyk Erika Mohssen-Beyk
    June 27, 2014    

    Hi Monna ,
    I really wonder why Google and Youtube ,do something like this ,
    Good you have the IBO toolbox and IBOTube.which is really a good thing .
    I started to look at it and did already some adds ,have to get used to it .
    Thank you for your tips and advice 🙂
    Erika Mohssen-Beyk recently posted…Are You In Pain? What To Do If We Have Neck PainMy Profile

    • June 27, 2014    

      Hi Erika, I probably will never know exactly what caused them to shut me down. There are always alternative ways around this; I am finding them and using them. IBO does take some practice to get used to but a good advertising source.

  9. June 27, 2014    

    Hello Monna, Wow That is terrible, I would like to talk ot you about this sometime. How does this kind of thing happen.. All I can say is WOW>> As for IBO I actually just signed up last week but have not even looked at the site yet.. Now I guess I have a reason to HUH>> Thanks for sharing.. Talk Soon Chery :))
    Chery Schmidt recently posted…Why Do You Do What You Do?My Profile

    • June 27, 2014    

      Hi Chery, Thanks for visiting. Let me know when you are available and we can set up a time to talk. I suspect a few reasons why it happened but not exactly sure what caused it. IBO is a great place for advertising, especially if you don’t have an advertising budget or a very small one right now.

  10. June 26, 2014    

    Hey Monna,

    Sorry that all this has happened to you. But at least you ran into IBOTube. I’ve been away from IBO too long. Mainly because it was pretty darn difficult for me to find some genuine people to build a relationship with. I’m not a video person just yet, but I plan on shooting 30 videos next month though. Thanks for sharing this alternative to youtube!
    Sherman Smith recently posted…Why It’s Good To Lower Your Bounce Rate?My Profile

    • June 26, 2014    

      Hi Sherman, Thanks for visiting and commenting. I started working more with IBO again recently and have found it very valuable in terms of advertising. I’m also working on trying to do more videos.

  11. Sue Bride Sue Bride
    June 25, 2014    

    Monna! I’m so sorry about your Google ban. That’s dreadful. Your videos are always valuable. I stopped using adsense on most sites because I have heard of so many unfair bans, especially close to payout time.

    I didn’t know IBO had added a video feature. IBO provides good value and great tools. Value as far as its worth that is because you can use it for free.
    Sue Bride recently posted…Team Site Success FormulaMy Profile

    • June 25, 2014    

      Hi Sue, Thanks for visiting and commenting. It was a little hard at first doing things without Google, but there is almost always an alternative. I am not sure when IBO added their video channel but works great for me. IBOToolbox has provided great value to me so far. Have a great afternoon.

  12. June 23, 2014    

    Hi Monna,

    Sorry for all the inconvenience you have had. That really stinks! have found your way around it and that is a great thing. I haven’t heard of IBO and I’m sure glad you introduced me to it.

    Seems to me that it is more engaging than Youtube ever was. Just from your screen shot, I’m impressed! I need to follow this one up. I also have to be more vigilant about my Youtube. I do, however have all my videos backed up on EVP so if anything ever happened, I have them all.

    donna merrill recently posted…Engagement BloggingMy Profile

    • June 23, 2014    

      Hi Donna, I always try to find a way around obstacles put in front of me. I thought I had my videos backed up but somewhere between the old computer and the new, they got lost. Oh well, another day to make something better. I think you will like IBO. I will look you up and add you as an associate. Have a great day.

  13. Dexter Roona Dexter Roona
    June 23, 2014    

    Im using both Youtube and Ibotube and occasionally Vimeo as well, i had a similar problem a few years back with blogger when they took 6 months worth of blogs down because they want to pretend they like all the big sites and platforms are not just about money and so dont want us talking business, but that was then and we have moved on and have a wordpress that rocks as a results so its all good
    regards Dexter
    Dexter Roona recently posted…Team Site Traffic ReviewMy Profile

    • June 23, 2014    

      Hi Dexter, Thanks for visiting and commenting. It’s a chance we all take when we use free sites; they can do as they wish. Sure would be nice to be able to retrieve our contents with a notice before they shut us down. I agree WordPress is the way to go. Have a great day.

      • Dexter Roona Dexter Roona
        June 23, 2014    

        i have just added you to my Engagers Circle on Google 😉

        • June 23, 2014    

          Hi Dexter. Thank you. I really need to learn more about Google+.

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