There is no doubt that when it comes to online video YouTube is clearly king. there is simply no other re-source that can match YouTube when it comes to traffic, the number of videos viewed and the advertising revenue generated during the course of daily business.
Whats Wrong with Using YouTube
However, there are several problems with just using YouTube as a Online Video source.
The first is that YouTube will embed advertisements into the video that will play during the video. You don’t get to say what those advertisers are about, and you may not benefit financially from any reward the paid by the advertisers to YouTube. You will also find that once the video finishes playing that YouTube will display a set of related videos that may in some cases have your blog visitor taken from your site to your competitors site.
Now it is true that if your marketing and attempting to make money with a web-based business you need to do some advertising yourself on YouTube. You need to be putting teaser videos of around 5 min or so up on YouTube with a watermark with your domain name in it. You don’t put your best work on YouTube you save that for your paying customers or potential customers. You do want to have good quality informative and entertaining videos up on YouTube, there’s nothing worse than searching for a specific subject only to find that the video sucks. that is a surefire way to have people clicking away from your video and going somewhere else. Furthermore once your videos up on YouTube is no longer your intellectual property. YouTube makes a video available (once you allow permission) for all to see and also that anyone to download and to distribute. So although you took the time to make the video and usual resources YouTube gets to do what it likes with your video. This is not smart and as soon as you can afford to you should go to a paid solution.
Below is a 20 minute video showing you what I use for my Blog Video.
So ultimately you need another way of doing business when it comes to online video. Now there are several highly capable and highly functional programs and software suites built around online video. And it’s fair to say that I’ve gone through quite a few of them. I’ve used services like Traffic Geyser but in the end all traffic geyser does is post your videos to a bunch of video aggregation sites such as YouTube. Now distribution is a good thing, but it gets expensive so you need to establish a regular revenue stream before you go blowing the budget. All of the aggregators operate like YouTube and have similar terms of service. Which Flies in the face of what I’ve just said about your video distribution and control. Furthermore these video distribution programms are costing more to buy and run than a slightly more expensive single purchase option.
Now I use two distinct services to upload host and deliver my video content to this blog and other blogs I run in a variety of niches across the web. Both of these services offer something different and i use them interchangeably depending on the end product.
The first product I am going to talk about you may well have heard of. Youtubomatic hit the online world around a year ago, and changed online video web sites forever. At the time of its launch there was nothing else like it on the market, and there is still nothing to match it on the market. It introduced concepts such as being able to automatically post videos to your YouTube channel, just be embedding videos in the WordPress post you publish. This allowed the advancement of getting an automatic YouTube channel. It also allows to import videos from YouTube automatically, so all you have to do is to configure it, and it will feed itself videos to automatically post to your YouTube channel. Easy as cake. It also adds the ability to show off your videos embedded in posts or pages, using shortcodes.
The second product I use is called Vimeomatic. Now this offers the same features as Youtubomatic, just doing them for Vimeo. It also posts to Vimeo automatically, posts from Vimeo to your blog and allows for the embedding of videos from Vimeo, to your blog.