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    How are YOU using Video?
    Hello Everyone,

    First, let me say this is a fantastic forum with a ton of great
    content....I'm sure I'll be spending my share of hours here
    every week. :-)

    Today I'm curious to know how you are using online video to
    increase your bottom line?

    (You ARE using video, aren't you?)

    Do you have any stats to share regarding video conversion
    rates compared to text only in your marketing?

    I'm writing a report on the subject, and your replies could
    provide me with valuable, solid information that can be
    referred to time and time again.

    Thanks in advance for your replies!
    Ken

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    (You ARE using video, aren't you?)

    Nope. And then it really scared me to find out people using video submitters get banned and then have people come over to their house to give them noogies.

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    Hi Trust,

    Not sure what you mean by that comment, but I have over 5,000
    members of my video syndication site, and not ONE user has ever
    reported being banned for using a video submitter.

    Not only that, I own every video submitter on the market, and am
    a member of those communities, and have not heard of anyone being
    banned.

    Even mainstream sites like Veoh allow users to upload a video to
    their site, then their site submits it to youtube, myspace, blogger,
    and others. They have millions of users.

    Maybe you were just ribbing the new guy? ;-)

    Moving Forward!
    Ken

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    (You ARE using video, aren't you?)
    Nope, except for when somebody paid me $XX outright to put one on a site of mine. Then I held my nose and did it. No idea how well/if it converted.

    But my real opinion of video is right on par with my opinion of TV.
    *Chucks a TV out the window and enjoys the satisfying crashing sound upon its impact with the ground*

    With the exception of music, I don't like media I can't control the speed of.

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    "Maybe you were just ribbing the new guy? ;-)

    Yep. I've heard of some good free ones out there. If you have one to advertise:

    http://www.abestweb.com/advertising/

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    what is a video submitter?

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    Kind of like a search engine submitter. You have a video and there are lots of video sites now to upload to. You can upload manually one by one or use a program or something like that to upload to various ones at the same time.

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    I am using video it gets about 21% click thru and sells at a little above 6% conversion. Have been using it for months and can't wait for other merchants to adapt. The big benefit is getting traffic from youtube to your sites. I have a few worthless homemade video that works very well.
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    yeah there are some great software apps out there that submit videos...

    I've received over 80,000 views of my videos in the last 4 months, yet
    only a small % actually converted to new subscribers and/or new
    customers....all that tells me is I have to make more videos. :-)

    The reason I started this thread, is I'm writing an info-product PDF report,
    that I will be giving away for free....and I'm looking for success stories
    with video for the most part.

    I could refer to big corporate statistics, or general internet-wide numbers,
    but I was looking for some down-to-earth websites, owned by regular
    folks, that I can point to and say "NY Falcon of www.YOURSITE.com
    reports an average of 21% click through conversion when using video
    for their offers...compared to X% without it."

    You would think that it would be easy to "convince" readers of the
    next revolution online, but as with all uprisings, some people just
    aren't ready, so I need stats. :-)

    Thanks guys/gals - let me know if anyone can help, and it will be
    published!

    Talk soon,
    Ken

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    You do nothing but spam. You spam blogs, comments, video sites. Scumbags like you cost other people real money and time to stop your crap. You do nothing but run a network of the absolute lowest scummiest sites. Anyone who downloads and installs an exe from you is a fool.

    You would think if you were such a success, you would actually be able to keep all your "successful sites" going and not have to jump from scummy site to scummy site leaving a sh*t storm in your wake.

    You are the cancer on Internet advertising that gives everyone else here a bad name.

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    Hi "Chetr",

    Surely you weren't talking to me, because I've not "SPAMMED" anyone,
    including this forum, and you don't know me.

    I don't do "comment spam", "blog spam", or "video spam" either, and I BEG you to prove that since you made the accusation. PLEASE show me blog/comment/or video spam you say I commit.

    Maybe you aren't familiar with "video syndication", but it is NOT
    "spam". Many companies such as AOL, MSN, Yahoo, Google, Veoh,
    Brightcove, Clickz, and NUMEROUS others have recently announced
    their move into video syndication.

    Video syndication is the practice of taking a publicly accessible video,
    and making it available to the masses via other established networks.
    It is not frowned on, and is in fact ENCOURAGED by these outlets, who
    even provide the API and other tools to make it possible!

    I've not made any claims of my "success", and NOT asked anyone, including you,
    to download ANYTHING have I? Please show me where you got that idea.

    Please tell me what my network of "scummiest sites" are - because all I sell is software and ebooks, not gambling, pills, sex aids or porn. Sorry you don't like info products. :-(

    It's obvious you are having a bad day, or have a personal beef with me that I wish you could be a man or woman and contact me personally about, instead of a public forum.

    I sign my name to every post, yet I couldn't find yours anywhere "Chetr". I work
    at The Internet Marketing Training Center here in Hutchinson Kansas, a company I founded last year to teach others how to earn money online. I have 9 students at any given time, and I DON'T CHARGE THEM A DIME. So no, I'm not one of these guys who hide behind a fake name and participate in shady practices. I've been told I'm one of the good guys, and have HUNDREDS of testimonials and successful students to prove that. ;-)

    Just because you have a high post count doesn't give you the right to make false claims about me, my business, or my business practices. Free speech aside, your claims could be considered libelous without proof.

    Hope you're feeling better when you read this - "Chetr".

    Moving Forward!
    Ken Reno
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    Quote Originally Posted by VideoSyndication
    The reason I started this thread, is I'm writing an info-product PDF report, that I will be giving away for free....and I'm looking for success stories with video for the most part.
    we're not free ebook content providers, we're a community of people who are paid for the things that we produce. i don't think you'll get what you're looking for here.

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    Hi Donuts,

    Thanks man, I appreciate it.

    Guess I got off on the wrong foot here....I came here
    after reading about this forum in Revenue Magazine.

    I belong to several forums, but was amazed at the
    sheer number of people here, from all walks of life.

    I hoped that someone, out of 35,000 members, was
    using video in their online marketing efforts, and could
    shoot me some success stories.

    Just FYI -

    You are not a free ebook provider, nor am I. :-)

    I provide quality paid content to my members, and part of
    that content is the occasional PDF report that helps them
    along the way - without additional charge.

    I also give away free quality PDF ebooks/reports as
    an incentive to get folks to join my weekly newsletter.

    It's not always about the money, it's always about the relationships
    we build, and I want to apologize if I've offended you or anyone
    else with my posts. That was not my intention. I'm as straightforward
    as they come, and have been completely transparent in
    my quest for video conversion statistics.

    Hope all is well with you and yours, it's another hot one
    here in Kansas, but at least it's 90's instead of the 100's!

    Talk soon,
    Ken

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    Hi Ken,

    We use video for a number of our clients, which we make available for our partners to use in promoting our clients (hopefully one NyFalcon mentioned ) We have had great experience in the conversion rates.

    One challenge we have seen for video syndication is keeping the tracking in place as well as preventing duplication.

    Be interested to hear your thoughts in these issues

    cheers

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    Hi Chris,

    Great to hear from you, and I'm so glad to read of your success!

    "One challenge we have seen for video syndication is keeping the tracking in place as well as preventing duplication."

    Without knowing exactly how you implement video, that's a hard question
    to answer, but I'm checking out your site now to get a better idea. :-)

    Duplication of video on video sharing sites has not reached problematic
    status, but is something we should tackle head on before it gets there.
    (Hope unique content duplication is the "duplication" you're talking about?)

    One strategy I use is to issue my affiliates a video, and allow them to
    brand it as their own.

    That means it's a generic video, discussing the benefits of the product,
    or service, and affiliates have free reign to edit it.

    They add a new title, new intro clip, and new final screen. They also
    add their own watermark, as well as their own website URL displayed
    across the bottom of the screen throughout the video, directing
    viewers back to their own domain, which is a redirect to their affiliate
    page.

    I provide them software/resources that make this as easy as possible
    for all involved.

    Following these steps ensures that no 2 videos are ever identical. It gives
    the affiliate yet another tool in their arsenal of pre-selling, and increases
    sales for the merchant.

    Your site is very informative, and I'm going to read more now. :-)

    Moving Forward!
    Ken

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    hey spammer, you resell software that does fun things like spam users on youtube, auto creating friends, blah blah blah. You are full of crap here hiding what you really do,that is cost honest companies large amounts of money to block people from using software you resell. The video submission software is just one piece not your whole software being. You have a long line of scumtastic products you promote.

    The only good thing is, anyone stupid enough to use the software you resell pays the price, which must have been you as well and that is why you have so many sites closed down that you used to promote heavily using the software you resell.

    Right now you are just doing more used car salesman song and dance to pull the wool over people's eyes.

    scott richter signs his name to things, doesn't make him any less of a scumbag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris - AMWSO


    One challenge we have seen for video syndication is keeping the tracking in place as well as preventing duplication.
    We use an individual alphanumeric code (20 digit) for each affiliate set to an affiliate's id in a back end management platform on the merchant site. The material cascaded to the affiliate is in a datafeed. This includes flash or video. Each video therefore is coded with a separate affiliate id and beneath the video we include a small div or tabled area which can allow a hyperlink back to the merchant.

    That deals with the tracking. As for duplicate content, well every video or image is individually coded but in terms of production material, I'd presume you'd make slight alterations to each version of the video either in play time, content etc.
    Flambi Media Limited - USA/UK/EU Affiliate Management Expertise

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    Hello "Chetr",

    Once again you called me outside my name - which is Ken,
    not spammer.

    I sell thousands of digital products, and have over 800
    websites/domains....I sell 10,000 different products as
    a Clickbank affiliate alone....I don't need to answer to
    you about each product, or any of them.

    Who are YOU?

    I sell information products, but haven't asked you, or
    anyone else, to buy ANYTHING from me, and AGAIN,
    is not the reason I'm here. I haven't even posted a
    single link to this forum!

    I asked you to show me where I committed comment
    spam, blog spam, or video spam since you accused
    me of it. You CAN'T, because I DON'T.

    Why don't you go find who's sending me RX and dating
    messages 400 times a day and harass them? Or other
    members here who sell sex aids, or ones pushing credit
    card applications to those with poor credit who end
    up paying 20% interest in years of credit card debt?
    Or the ones pushing home loans that create 30 more
    years of debt to the homeowner who "almost" had their
    house paid off??

    See? Different people have different ideas of what the
    problems with internet marketing are. An opinion is
    like a butthole - everyone has one.

    The way to resolve problems is to talk them out, but
    your attitude, false accusations, and name calling have
    no place in a serious discussion, and I'd appreciate it
    if you would stop harassing me over this post about
    online video conversions.

    I won't devote any more time to your negative energy
    "Chetr".

    Thank you to those who answered my question, I hope
    that you see the value of video in your marketing efforts
    and continue to adapt to the changing climate.

    Good luck in your business, and in life!
    Ken Reno

    P.S. Maybe I could have stirred more trouble posting about
    politics? LOL Just joking :-)

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    Chet,

    Because I do know your track record and sincerely respect your acumen, I have allowed the "personal attack" posts to stay as a possible "outing" of a "bad player" but moving forward with the thread I'll have to ask you to substantiate the claims as it appears that Mr. Reno has "opened his kimono" with a certain level of disclosure.While I have done some cursory diligence and seen many hints of what could be determined as questionable activities, we need facts.
    Continued Success,

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    FriendlyTube - The Easiest Way To Grow Your Friend List on the Internet's Most Popular Video Site. You Can Also Use FriendlyTube to Send Messages To ALL of Your YouTube Friends On Autopilot!

    friendlytube.com /friendlydemo/

    Watch the demo... pretty obvious, it spams youtube members with friends crap. It has gotten where my youtube/myspace etc accounts get more spam than my email.


    While the domain is protected by domain's by proxy...

    The name servers are:

    NS1.KENNETHRENO.COM
    NS2.KENNETHRENO.COM

    And are on the same ip as his other sites. Pretty funny that most of his sites have no hidden whois but for a select few... almost like he was hiding something.

    So there you go.

    And KEN, you can make an excuse for this all day like I am sure you will.

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    Chet never disappoints.
    Continued Success,

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    Are you serious?

    "Well lock me up and throw away the key!"

    Maybe you didn't read the page, or use the software, so you
    really have no idea what it does.

    #1. The software does NOT SEND ANY comments/messages to
    people who are not ALREADY your friends. You CAN NOT post
    messages on other people's pages without being their friend
    FIRST. To be their friend, they have to APPROVE you.

    PERIOD.

    No spam there.

    #2. The software DOES allow you to build your friends list, by
    sending up to 500 friend requests for you each and every day.

    You can spend hours if you were to login to YouTube and submit
    a friend request to 500 people people by hand, which you are
    free to do every day of the week. This software automates what
    you are already allowed to do by hand.

    Any friend "request" sent to a user at YouTube, HAS to be APPROVED
    by that user before a person can become their friend. So again,
    the user APPROVES you as a friend, and GIVES YOU PERMISSION
    to send them videos or messages through the YouTube system.

    I repeat - they HAVE to APPROVE YOU.

    No spam there.

    **

    I too admire your diligence, but with all due respect to Admin and
    you Chetr, I did not come here to be investigated. Further, I haven't
    made a single post with a website in it, and nobody would have ever
    heard of that site until you posted it here.

    I came here looking for new friends, new contacts, advice from
    the experts, a getaway from the daily grind....not to push my
    products on anyone. I know that's not how business works in the
    real world, and I'd expect nothing less from such a community.

    I've now explained how video syndication is not spam and is used
    by billion dollar corporations. It's just like using an article submitter
    program. When you write a good article, do you sit down and go
    from one site to the next, to the next, and submit your article? Why
    do that when there is a much easier way that allows you to submit
    the same article to 600 article directories with one click? What is
    more time efficient? What is more cost efficient?

    I've also explained how my one software program, out of 800+ websites,
    does NOT SEND SPAM either, it only automates what you are already
    allowed to do by hand, and saves hours of time for the user.

    Again, I don't know how we got here based on my video conversion
    post I started, but I've found my self on the short end of the stick!

    Is there a "do over" button somewhere that I missed?

    Moving Forward!
    Ken

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    I'm tired of receiving spam friend requests. Please stop promoting this junk.

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    Hi Scott,

    What is a "spam friend request"? Do you mean sending a friend request
    to someone you don't know, out of the blue?

    Are ALL of your friends on MySpace and YouTube people you ALREADY,
    personally know outside of those sites? If so, why are you there? You're
    not at those sites to meet new people with like interests and view intersting
    content?

    So to become friends with these total strangers,

    a. they sent you a "spam friend request" out of the blue - and you ACCEPTED it.

    OR...

    b. You sent them one! (and they ACCEPTED it.)

    It's like I'm speaking another language here that you don't understand,
    or you're speaking it and I don't understand.

    Instead of talking about business, making more sales, programming,
    let's continue this thread for days while each member takes a shot
    at one of my websites ok?

    While I can't post URLS here for you, I'm sure you now have enough
    information to do a full background check.

    I promise to reply before and after the office, and in all of my free
    time. Heck, it's so important, I'll skip my sons football practice just
    to reply to attacks here ok?

    I'll even stop sending out my newsletter to my SUBSCRIBERS, because
    I know how much we all hate spam, and anyone sending out a weekly
    newsletter must be a spammer - it costs us all so much money.

    I'll even stop optimizing my pages for SEO and creating backlinks, because
    those darn SEO spammers gave us all a bad name and cheat the system
    with irrelevant content.

    Shoot, I won't even sell another software program, because don't
    you hate it when you get those .exe's in your inbox from those
    spammers who are just out to get your credit card information?

    I'll immediately take down all of my popups, because you know how
    they all have those hidden software programs that track every move
    you make on the computer right? You didn't know? Well now you do!

    I better hurry over to my domain registrar and change any private
    registration of a domain over to public registration. You know how
    those spammers pay for that service just to hide something. I'm not
    sure what they are hiding, but it's "something"!

    Gotta remove that "24" screensaver I downloaded the other day too,
    it probably has some kind of virus in it that will melt my hard-drive
    if I miss an episode.

    Talk soon,
    Ken

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    I think I'm going to jump into this discussion big time (ish) with both my very big feet.

    From an application perspective I can see the benefits of the software. It automates the friend request process very quickly. From that perspective it is an excellent piece of software.

    From an ethics perspective let's look at the purist approach. By enabling friend requests en masse, the user isn't really judging whether the friend request has any compatibility but is merely applying to someone in the same category of interest.

    I've rejected a few such requests on MySpace. However conversely I've also approved a few such requests. That's because the applicant actually represents something which may be of interest to my other friends.

    I don't believe shooting at Ken for providing the software is the right thing here. He provides the software. Is there any suggestion he is spamming? None proven.

    Instead consider the purchaser of his software. It is the unscrupulous USER who has found that this application may be ethically misused.

    Is Ken as the software provider responsible for the ethical conduct of those who choose to use the software? To expect him to be responsible for the ethics of another is ridiculous.

    The software from a design perspective could be improved by adding additional processes so that a user must visually visit the page of the friend to be before being able to add that person in a friend request. That would negate partly any suggestion that there is bulk friend request mailing of a malicious nature by a user as any bulk request could only take place after full visual inspection. it wouldn't prevent it, merely lengthen the process and thereby act as a mild deterrent to the malicious user.

    From an affiliate perspective not interested in anything that whiffs of black hat I wouldn't use the software. from a user perspective wishing to add friends I would use the software (I'd still recommend the additional actions built into the software first), from an unethical user perspective I would use the software hence the vociferous complaints raised in this thread.
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