Is Youtube all I need for video marketing?

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I am planning to implement video marketing to my arsenal of traffic generation techniques and I am thinking of distributing my videos to as many video sharing sites as possible. I planned to use Tube Mogul but it seem that they are no longer free....I am requested to pay a monthly fee of $50 to use their service.

So I am thinking, is Youtube all I need for my video marketing endeavor? Is it ok to drop sites like Metacafe and Vimeo and Reveer?

What are your thoughts warrior?

Also, is there any free alternative to Tube Mogul? That would be extremely helpful, thanks!
#marketing #video #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author AnthonyKrese
    I guess it really depends on your audience and where they are. That being said, I've never had much luck with any "alternative" video sites like Vimeo. I do like to use those sites for the video players (for my sites)...they are quite nice.

    You should check out blip.tv. You can automatically upload to other video sites, like YouTube. It even does all the dirty work to get you into iTunes (as a video podcast).
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by AnthonyKrese View Post

      I guess it really depends on your audience and where they are. That being said, I've never had much luck with any "alternative" video sites like Vimeo. I do like to use those sites for the video players (for my sites)...they are quite nice.

      You should check out blip.tv. You can automatically upload to other video sites, like YouTube. It even does all the dirty work to get you into iTunes (as a video podcast).
      I was also going to suggest blip.tv- I really like it for what I do.
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  • Profile picture of the author lisaroy1
    Yes you can go for it
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    I've never really had a very high opinion of Tubemogul (for marketing purposes) because of the fact that it has some restrictive terms which may not make it all that suitable for internet and affiliate marketers. I'd much rather recommend that you utilize Traffic Geyser instead.

    If money's tight, save it for now and just concentrate on uploading videos to Youtube. Once you start seeing some results with your video marketing and can afford it, I'd recommend getting Traffic Geyser for your video distribution needs.

    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author rcritchett
      Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

      I've never really had a very high opinion of Tubemogul (for marketing purposes) because of the fact that it has some restrictive terms which may not make it all that suitable for internet and affiliate marketers. I'd much rather recommend that you utilize Traffic Geyser instead.

      If money's tight, save it for now and just concentrate on uploading videos to Youtube. Once you start seeing some results with your video marketing and can afford it, I'd recommend getting Traffic Geyser for your video distribution needs.

      Paul
      I agree with Paul on this exactly. Youtube for now, if you can afford it TG!
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  • Profile picture of the author julesw
    I agree that different services may have a more relevant audience

    eg if you are targeting video, arty, crafty, educator people you need to be on vimeo

    I've found metacafe great for how to and toy focussed videos and don't forget dailymotion, it's bigger in Europe especially France.

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  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    If I were you, my main focus would be YouTube! But that is not all you need to be honest, secondary video sites can bring you traffic or exposure as well! You should consider uploading your YouTube vids to these secondary video sites as well. But keep your main focus on YouTube because there is the biggest potential of getting noticed. But then again the competition is way more, make sure your videos stand out and see what the competition is doing, learn from them.

    My 2 cents

    Hope this helped you out?
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  • Profile picture of the author noname987
    There can be many video sites where you can market. Tube mugol isn't bad. But people are mostly viewing you tube. You can concentrate on them.
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    • Profile picture of the author claytonkeirns
      yea youtube is definitely where everyone is at. I heard something like YouTube is responsible for every 2 out of 3 video views on the internet.

      So YouTube is pretty much the main one, the head hancho of the bunch... Go for it!
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  • Profile picture of the author SandyHall
    Hi fated82, Sandy here..

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  • Profile picture of the author Louise M.
    I tried TubeMogul but wasn't convinced. Now I post my videos to Youtube, Metacafe and DailyMotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author fated82
    Thanks Warriors, I will start with Youtube then and explore other sites in the future. Probably will outsource the uploading to other sites instead of doing it myself...
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    • Profile picture of the author youngworks
      Youtube accounts for the Lion's share of video marketing, but distributing your videos to other sites might help.

      Apart from Tube mogul take a look at Incansoft Videobot.

      If you video is a tutorial of any kind spread out to as many places you can using an program as you can with a top level link back to your site.

      The rest of your time you can spend promoting it on Youtube.
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      • Profile picture of the author Greg M Schmidt
        You still can do Tube Mogul. It was free about 30 days ago. Did they start charging for it? I was told you can no longer have "internet Marketing videos" or home based business videos" uploaded to their website. They will ban you if you do this. I would still use metacafe, vimeo, and some of the other video sites. They can compete with other YouTube vids on 1st page of google.
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  • Profile picture of the author mjMONEY
    Why not expand your videos to all video networks? That way you can maximize your traffic!
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  • Profile picture of the author jushuaburnham
    Youtube and Metacafe are to of the most prominent video sites, go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul wolfe
    Another free video uploader is PixelPipe.com.

    Regarding using the other video platforms I did some quick calculations last week on my main channel:

    YouTube - total upload views - 950,000
    Other Platforms combined - approx 220,000

    So I'm getting approx 4 views out of every 5 on YoUtube. Leads you to believe you should focus on Youtube.

    However I asked my 10 best clients ('best' defined as spending the most money with me) where they originally found me. Now i know that 10 is a small sample and could skew the results....but:

    5 found me via YouTube
    4 found me via the other sites
    1 was a don't remember.

    The important metric to remember isn't how many views you get - it's how many people watch your video and take your action.

    Until you start tracking this - both from your YouTube videos, and from videos on other platforms - you won't know what's working best for YOU. You may find Youtube IS best - but you won't know until you implement on all platforms and track.

    HTH.



    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author BruceWood
    After having my account shut down at Tubemogul for posting business/commercial videos, I moved on to Trafficgeyser. That allowed testing lots of different video sites, and I came to the conclusion that most of the sites were not producing results in my market (Internet marketing & entrepreneurial training programs.) On that info, I dropped TrafficGeyser after about 9 months and now submit only to Kewego, Dailymotion, Youtube and Metacafe.

    You may want to do the same testing with Tubemogul, depending on the niche you're working, but those 4 sites worked best for me.

    I post to them manually, but to save upload time I convert the videos to smaller FLV files.
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  • Profile picture of the author nairb21
    You can try Pixelpipe
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    • Profile picture of the author Vanessa Reece
      The three I tend to use are Youtube, Metacafe and Dailymotion with Youtube being my main one.

      It obviously depends as well on what Keywords and tags you're using (and where applicable citations if you're project is Google Places related)

      I put up a video on YT a few days ago and its now on page one of both google.com and co.uk (no where to be seen on Yahoo or bing yet though)

      As for upload I just do it manually as there is only three sites I would go to.

      Youtube is definitely my number one choice and there is, in my opinion, still more of a community feel on there and a chance to network beyond your video (many people miss that point with video promotion but its really helped me with various channels I've had)
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