Have you ever sent someone a link to a video on YouTube and then explained to them that they need to skip to the 50 second mark, or wait to watch or pay attention until a certain point in the video?

Did you know there's a simple way to simple edit the end of a YouTube URL so that it automatically drops the user to a certain point in the video?

See the =50s at the end of the URL below? that's telling it to drop the user to the 50 second mark of the video upon click/page load.

So that's pretty cool. I think it's useful for digital marketing purposes and video delivery via email newsletters / social media link embeds on LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.

However, when you try it in the embed code it throws an error, just FYI.

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Paul Hickey, Founder / CEO / Lead Strategist at Data Driven Design, LLC has created and grown businesses via digital strategy and internet marketing for more than 10 years. His sweet spot is using analytics to design and build websites and grow the audience and revenue of businesses via SEO/Blogging, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Social Media Content Marketing and Email Marketing. The part that he’s most passionate about is quantifying next marketing actions based on real data.


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