Free Webinar Software...Does More Than Gotowebinar

by blackhawkup Banned
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hi guys,

I actually own a pretty expensive account with go to webinar but i was looking around for a feature that gotowebinar doesnt offer.

And i found this free webinar software.

Anymeeting.com

As you all know webinars are one of the most effective ways to build a relationship with your list. And in return it ends up being one of the best ways to get alot of fast sales for a product that you are promoting.

So if you are new to affiliate marketing, or new to list building i would highly suggest you start doing webinars today, as they will really help to propel your business forward.

I this is not any kind of promo or affiliate link, i just think its a good program for people who are just starting out!
#free #gotomeeting #gotowebinar #software #webinar
  • Profile picture of the author LaunchGal
    Rich,

    I was just looking at anymeeting today. Looks good. How prominent are the ads they display?

    thanks

    Jane
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  • Profile picture of the author blackhawkup
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    they were pretty targeted..If I'm correct it was a combination of multiple ad networks but nonetheless they were pretty targeted.
    Oh and if it helps they are very non-obtrusive as well....they didnt hinder my webinars at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author gtlovesellipsis
    Does it work well if people join from all over the World at same time? I have had issues with GoToWebinar if 5-10 people join from Australia, UK, US, India, etc... It works well as long as people are confined within one region... but when it comes to supporting people from multiple regions it really becomes very very slow...

    Anyone any thoughts?

    Thanks,
    GT
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    • Profile picture of the author blackhawkup
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      Originally Posted by gtlovesellipsis View Post

      Does it work well if people join from all over the World at same time? I have had issues with GoToWebinar if 5-10 people join from Australia, UK, US, India, etc... It works well as long as people are confined within one region... but when it comes to supporting people from multiple regions it really becomes very very slow...

      Anyone any thoughts?

      Thanks,
      GT
      sure does...
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    Yeah they are pretty good for being Free. I've had an account with them since they were Freebinar.

    And unless you're a big balla who has super affiliates driving you massive amounts of traffic and leads, the 200 participant capacity should be more than enough for you.

    They even let you customize your landing page enough to make it presentable.

    It's definitely a good free alternative to a gotowebinar type paid for service which I wasn't too impressed with anyway.

    And don't worry about the ads, no one will really care, especially if you're delivering good content.

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  • Profile picture of the author Centurian
    Just to add my 2 cents and confirm anymeeting is a good product. Give it a try.
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      Have you guys actually used Anymeeting.com? Any problems? Are they as reliable as GoToWebinar? Anyone tried Meetcheap.com yet?

      Thanks
      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author CommunitySEO
        I know this is a little late, but I use Anymeeting and it is pretty rubbish if you need the recordings.

        For live webinars, product presentations, it's fine, and easier to use than GoToWebinar, but if you want to produce recordings to distribute (which people always request) and if you want to be able to kick bad viewers in the chat and so forth, you're out of luck.

        I just finished my 5th webinar with them, and I am going back to GoToWebinar, which isn't as good live, but is much more robust when it comes to recordings and features.
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        • Profile picture of the author magentawave
          Originally Posted by CommunitySEO View Post

          I know this is a little late, but I use Anymeeting and it is pretty rubbish if you need the recordings.

          For live webinars, product presentations, it's fine, and easier to use than GoToWebinar, but if you want to produce recordings to distribute (which people always request) and if you want to be able to kick bad viewers in the chat and so forth, you're out of luck.

          I just finished my 5th webinar with them, and I am going back to GoToWebinar, which isn't as good live, but is much more robust when it comes to recordings and features.
          You could use a screen recording program like Screenflow or Camtasia to record your webinar but thats a bummer that you can't kick people off of your webinar with anymeeting.com.
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        • Profile picture of the author daisy172
          Originally Posted by CommunitySEO View Post

          I know this is a little late, but I use Anymeeting and it is pretty rubbish if you need the recordings.

          For live webinars, product presentations, it's fine, and easier to use than GoToWebinar, but if you want to produce recordings to distribute (which people always request) and if you want to be able to kick bad viewers in the chat and so forth, you're out of luck.

          I just finished my 5th webinar with them, and I am going back to GoToWebinar, which isn't as good live, but is much more robust when it comes to recordings and features.
          This. The recordings simply won't load in Chrome or Firefox (and I checked my Firefox was the latest version too), which makes them useless.
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          • Profile picture of the author magentawave
            Originally Posted by daisy172 View Post

            This. The recordings simply won't load in Chrome or Firefox (and I checked my Firefox was the latest version too), which makes them useless.
            I don't know how you could get your recordings to play in your browser unless you uploaded them to a webpage. Are you using Anymeeting.com's recorder? Why not record directly from your desktop with something like Screenflow or Camtasia for Mac, Camtasia for Windows, or Screencast? Screencast is free if its a small video but I'm pretty sure you can upgrade so you can record long videos. Then play the video you recorded from your desktop for your webinars, or again, upload the video file to Amazon S3 and embed the code on a webpage.

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          • Profile picture of the author Muhammad Iqbal
            Originally Posted by daisy172 View Post

            This. The recordings simply won't load in Chrome or Firefox (and I checked my Firefox was the latest version too), which makes them useless.
            Yes...i cannot load
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            • Profile picture of the author magentawave
              Originally Posted by Muhammad Iqbal View Post

              Yes...i cannot load
              Anymeeting.com has always gotten back to me quickly with the questions I've asked. What do they say about this issue?
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        • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
          Originally Posted by CommunitySEO View Post

          I know this is a little late, but I use Anymeeting and it is pretty rubbish if you need the recordings.

          For live webinars, product presentations, it's fine, and easier to use than GoToWebinar, but if you want to produce recordings to distribute (which people always request) and if you want to be able to kick bad viewers in the chat and so forth, you're out of luck.

          I just finished my 5th webinar with them, and I am going back to GoToWebinar, which isn't as good live, but is much more robust when it comes to recordings and features.
          If you're using a Mac, you can't record with GoToWebinar. Which, if you think about it, is pretty pathetic for a company that is supposedly top tier with regards to their market.

          Plus back when I used a PC, half the time the recording would crash on production and I was sh*t out of luck.

          Words of wisdom when it comes to webinars - ALWAYS record with something in the background like Screenflow for Macs or Camtasia for PCs and Macs.

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  • Profile picture of the author WF99
    Looks good ..
    Thanks for sharing with us
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  • Profile picture of the author jmerc
    We've been using join.me for our webinars. We love it! We use the pro version for $149/year for our webinars, but they also have a basic version that is free and easy to use. I use the free version also at times.
    We don't record our webinars though.
    Judy
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      Originally Posted by jmerc View Post

      We've been using join.me for our webinars. We love it! We use the pro version for $149/year for our webinars, but they also have a basic version that is free and easy to use. I use the free version also at times.
      We don't record our webinars though.
      Judy
      Below are the questions I sent to Join.me with their answers. Join.me sounds okay but their answers to my questions #2 and #5 below means they won't work for me.

      1) Can I password protect a live webinar?

      Answer: No, not currently, the Shared session can be Locked or Unlocked at this time but the Conference line (whether telephone or VOIP) is code protected.


      2) I do NOT want my viewers to see who is attending my webinar and I do NOT want them to see the number of people attending my webinar. In other words: I, as moderator, want to be the ONLY human that can see both who is attending and the number of people attending. Is that possible?

      Answer: No, everyone can chat with everyone and see the members list.

      I DON'T WANT MY VIEWERS TO SEE WHO AND HOW MANY ARE ATTENDING.


      3) Can I share my desktop with viewers and how much of a lag is there?

      Answer: join.me is a desktop sharing application so yes you will be sharing your screen if you are the presenter. The lag is based on many factors, upload/download speeds of both the presenter and the viewer(s) internet, machine stability, processor availability etc so it really depends on how fast a connection both ends have and how stable their computer is.


      4) Will my viewers be able to hear me?

      Answer: If you join either the Dial up conference line or the Internet Conference line, yes they can all hear everyone. Sounds from your computer are not shared to the viewers.


      5) I will be opening up my webinar to questions later but I do NOT want my viewers to see the questions that others are asking. Is it possible that I am the ONLY one that can see their questions?

      Answer: No, not at this time. It is a group chat. People can send private chats but can also view public type chats posted to all.

      Bummer. Its important that I as moderator be the only one that can see the questions being asked.



      6) If during my paid-for members-only webinars I see someone that is not a paid customer, can I kick them out of my webinar?

      Answer: As a presenter, you can kick anyone from a "Shared Session" I don't know that "Webinar" is what I would refer to it as. It's just you sharing one of the monitors hooked up on your computer to viewers that have connected to your Shared session.


      7) Can my webinars be viewed on both Apple and Android mobile devices?

      Answer: Yes, there is a free app that can be downloaded from the respective markets for those devices.


      8) Is there anything my viewers will have to download in order to attend my
      webinar?

      Answer: Yes, one small file that they execute and can then quit and remove or they have the option to save it to their desktop to use again at a later date as what we call the "Desktop App" for join.me.


      9) Is there technical support for my webinars? If so, what are the hours
      and days support is available and how can I contact you?

      Answer: Yes. We are available on the phone from Sunday 7:00 PM eastern to Friday 9:00 PM eastern 24 hours. Or you can post tickets online (such as you have done here) anytime. You can reach us by phone at 1-866-478-1805


      10) I expect my free sales webinars to have as many as 300 to 500 viewers but my paid members only webinars will only have 10 to 30 people. Do you have a plan that fits that?

      Answer: No, the maximum amount of remote viewers at one time is 250 for the free and the paid version of this software (which only has to be purchased by the presenter not the viewers)


      11) Can I paste a clickable link in my webinar?

      Answer: You can paste a clickable link in the chat window that everyone can click on or send private chats that contain the clickable link.
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  • Profile picture of the author ejunkie
    Just saw this thread.

    Looks like a nice alternative.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkBradley
    Thanks for he great tip!
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      It seems that no one webinar service has everything I need for my free sales webinar presentation so now I'm thinking of live streaming it with Ustream, Livestream, Justin, or Vokle.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattysaff
    The free webinar services provide free ads promotes. They targeted niche category people, who's are interested in it. But it little targeted and its will live streamed.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkBradley
    getting ready to do my 1st webcast with https://join.me/ ill let you know how it does.
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