My mate, Hubbers, pointed me towards an interesting new Web 2.0 startup the other day. TubeMogul attempts to solve the problem of getting your videos out to as many video sharing websites as possible. YouTube is the big daddy, and I’m still fond of Revver, but there are plenty more that should not be left out if maximizing your viewership is your goal.
The general gist of what they do is this: You upload your video to them, give it a title, description, and tags, and then you click “launch!” and TubeMogul goes and uploads your video to lots of different video sharing sites using your own credentials on those sites, thus saving you the bandwidth and headache of doing it yourself. The important part is that, when the video reaches all those sites, the fact that you used TubeMogul as an upload tool is completely transparent. The videos are there just as if you had uploaded them manually.
Also provided are little badges like this one:
All in all it’s a pretty clever idea and it’s executed well. When I had a bit of confusion about the numbers being displayed on my report, I sent them an email. Within one hour, I exchanged 5 or 6 emails with a TubeMogul technician, and later that day, the page layout that had been the source of my confusion had been rectified on the site. I love when you send an email about a bug or suggestion and it gets fixed that quickly. It’s very satisfying.
It’s clear that TubeMogul is still in its infancy. The layout of the pages changes almost daily, as new features get added. I’ve only used it for one video so far, but I’m very happy with my experience and will continue to use it for my future videos.