today's Website Marketing Newsletter...
The New (Free) Wistia Video
by Jim Daniels
week I updated the WordPress training videos in my member area and in the process,
them off Amazon s3 and onto Wistia. Why? It's so much easier to use. It's very mobile friendly. Oh,
and it's free.
many marketers know about
Wistia's awesome video hosting, most don't realize Wistia offers an
incredible free solution as well.
I want to show you what you're missing and how to get in for free...
not sure how I hadn't heard of Wistia until fairly recently, after all
they've been around for a few years now. I guess I tuned it out because
I thought my video solution was both affordable and sufficient.
I found Wistia's new free solution that lets me have up to 10 gig of
video and 50 gig of bandwidth monthly. That's enough for about 40 videos
and 7,000 minutes of viewing time.
Since that pretty much covered my needs, I figured I'd test it out. What I found was amazing.
Their simple, one-click video upload feature worked flawlessly and I was immediately hooked.
first tested it out with an older flv video I had on my server from one
of my most successful students. The video was in flv format, so most mobile
users could not watch it. To my amazement, Wistia instantly converted
it into a format that played on every platform I tested it on. That
included my Windows PC, my daughter's Mac, my wife's iPhone and iPad,
and my Android Galaxy S4 phone.
was huge. With mobile web visitors quickly approaching 50% of all
traffic in 2014, I needed to get up to speed with all my video.
next I uploaded all my new training videos for my member site into
Wistia. It took me about 15 minutes in total. Then I simply pasted
Wistia's embed code into my WordPress site and bingo -- they looked and
played perfectly. Talk about simple. Could this really be free?
At least until I reach my storage or monthly bandwidth allotment. Then I
can upgrade to their small business plan for just $25.
Their small business plan adds lots of neat features including...
Engagement Graphs to help you identify trends of high engagement or
heavy drop-off for each of your videos using viewing data from across
Generation Tools that let you add clickable calls to action and
email collection forms to your videos, no coding required.
Provider Connectivity with thumbnails to your email campaigns to
improve click-through rates, and track the video viewing activity of
your email list.
Viewer History Tracking to identify the most engaged prospects in your audience.
Video SEO to help you drive traffic and boost search result rankings.
Unlimited Storage and 200 GB of Bandwidth Per Month (Approximately 28,000 minutes of video viewing time.
But for now, free is all I need and I love free!
After this quick sponsor link I'll show you how to get Wistia for free...
Click Here To Start Your No Cost Income
I want to share 4 more reasons why I love Wistia, then I'll share that free link with you.
1. No Leaks
free video hosting solutions such as Youtube, Vimeo and Viddler leak
traffic. By that I mean you lose a percentage of your audience to their
advertisers. That can be a costly loss over time, and most small
businesses need all the visitor retention they can get!
2. Easy Embedding and Sharing
makes it copy/paste simple to embed videos onto your website or share
them via social media. They're even integrated with Twitter to make
your videos watchable from within a tweet!
3. Works on Every Device
you upload a video to Wistia, they automatically encode and deliver
Flash and HTML5 versions at multiple resolutions. This means it works
on virtually every device, from anywhere on Earth.
4. HD Bandwidth Detection
instantly measure each viewer’s connection and deliver the best quality
video with the least buffering possible.
I guess this is starting to sound like a commercial for Wistia. But I'm
not getting a dime or even a kickback. I'm just getting great, free
video hosting, and you can too.
So as promised, here's that link to Wistia's new free plan.
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