I don't mind their ads but I find their info bar far more intrusive than the ad. The add in fact just flashes for a single frame in players like fireant, because not all players stop at the end of a video. THey could compensate this by causing the add to play for a few seconds... I think this model can and would work very well in a wide variety of places, but they'd need to move to mp4 (for iPod or PSP) and they'd loose their clickable links. still, the simple display of a domain name is easy enough to remember, though not as trackable.|
As for what you're saying with the embed code, object code and what not, that's very cool. I must admit I prejudged them a bit.
So other than the format concern which is really only an issue for use on iPod and the PSP (the .mov format is widely supported enough)... oh, and the poor compression quality as someone pointed out... my only concern would be about the issue of archival permalinks. Quite frankly it's a simple fix... if someone should want to host their videos Revver could upload the various formats after putting the ads on them via FTP to their blog and create the post in wordpress and MT... It would cost them less in bandwidth and make the media urls more archival. The tracking wouldn't be to hard to maintain even thought they'd no longer be hosting the video.
Anyway, I noticed you had a Chappel Show add on the end of one of your videos... that's a very good advertiser.
I guess my only other question is... what kind of money? What's the ad rate. Usually this is expressed in "cost per thousand". For example the recent rocketboom ad sale went for $40k for approx. one million views... that's a $40cpm (cpm = cost per thousand).... Ads usually pay on a per view basis if they're graphical, or if they're textual like adwords they pay per click.... aka. cost per click vs. cost per view. I'd assume revvers ads are cost per view.
I think textual ads ussually go for a $2-3 cost per thousand clicks or some such. Visual ads web ads go much higher... video based ads should go much higher still.
So, how much is revver paying per thousand of ad views?
On Feb 11, 2006, at 10:00 AM, Nerissa (TheVideoQueen) wrote:
Revver provides several options for posting/sharing below each video on it's page. Scroll down and you will find---
video url for hyperlinks
object html code
embed html code
thumbnail link to video page
I use "thumbnail link to video page" and that shows up in my Feedblitz RSS feed by email. Inever noticed they had direct links to video file in their sharing codes-- I easily posted my video using http://freevideocoding.com -- FANTASTIC! It even keeps their info bar and ad at end of video!!
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 06:46:01 -0500
From: Michael Meiser <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: Re: Videobomb.com a new digg.com for videos?
Sort of disappointed they don't offer better support for vlogging.
I'm sure you could go in and dig out the urls. I was able to dig out
and download the following video of yours and play it on my computer
just fine, so it's enclosable in an RSS feed. It's just they don't
make it easy.
I'd expect it'd be more blip.tv like, post to wordpress or blogger or
wordpress. Certainly getting their videos in blogs and rss feeds
would be a contributing factor to sucess.
On Feb 10, 2006, at 11:03 PM, Nerissa (TheVideoQueen) wrote:
I use Revver for this vlog--
It's great for gaining Google rankings. I have made a couple bucks
and about 500 people have viewed my videos so far. Blog has been up
since last Christmas. I highly recommend encouraging people to click
on your ads. The ads don't encourage clicking right now, so mosy
people dont realize they can click to find out more.
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 22:08:10 -0500
From: robert a/k/a r <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: Videobomb.com a new digg.com for videos?
I'd hate to have to explain to airport security my job if I worked for
videobomb "you see, sir, i'm a videobomber" ;)
RE Revver, I've enquired on this list about them before, noone replied.
Has ANYONE tried them? Or more likely, anyone ripped apart their TOS?
BTW, is there a TOS summary matrix on the wiki for all of the hosting
Finally, David from youare.tv presented tonight at nytechmeetup. It was
a heavy agenda so all presenters were a bit rushed. He did a nice job.
Nice one, David!
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