Comparing TrafficGeyser.com and TubeMogul.com

This blog post is in response to Ray Prince’s question when he commented on my "Video Rankings, Transcription & Mobile Blogging" entry.

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Hi Ray, thanks for your greetings!

I hear TrafficGeyser is a great product, and the creators one (Frank, Michael & Rocket) are good people.

TrafficGeyser does more than broadcast video to 35 video-sharing sites from what I understand. Its a comprehensive service that offers slidecasting, bonus royalty-free music packs, toll-free numbers to record podcasts or testimonials, video-to-audio conversion, broadcasting to podcast directories and social bookmarking sites. For anyone who wants these features from one service for a 97/m subscription, then TrafficGeyser is for them.

TubeMogul broadcasts and tracks metrics of your videos across a dozen video sharing sites from one screen (which is super convenient). It does what it does very well, plus its free.

For those who do not mind using multiple services to accomplish what TrafficGeyser does (in one paid membership), and would prefer free services or pay-to-own-once products/services, then they can accomplish similar or better results using:

1. TubeMogul.com (free) – broadcasts & tracks metrics to 12 video-sharing sites

2. Slideshare.net (free) – creates slidecasts by mashing up your images/slides with your voice or music audio

3. MusicBakery.com (15/song or 60+/album) – pay-per-piece royalty-free music or buy albums; there are also many other royalty-free music sites on the net.

4. Google for ‘free toll free numbers’ to find a service that can provide you with this, and have it forwarded to your destination of choice for recording whatever you want.

Or if you don’t care for the toll-free, then use:
GrandCentral.com (free, owned by Google),
Vonage.com (paid subscription VOIP service) or
AudioAcrobat.com (19.95/m) – podcast, video & teleseminar recording or
Hipcast.com (small monthly subscription) – podcast, video & teleseminar recording
or the many other services available.

5. Blip.tv (free or 8/m) – for video-sharing and hosting, but it also offers cross-posting to other popular sites and services. Plus it encodes your video to MP4, FLV and MP3 too.

6. OnlyWire.com (free), Pingoat.com (free) & RSS Submit software (100+ one-time purchase to own) – these free ping services and paid software helps you to update blog and search engine directories of your new content on your blog or at video sharing sites. Plus RSS Submit will ping podcast directories with the Podcast Plugin.
 
If you or anyone else would like to share with us their experiences using both, I’d welcome it here. Cheers!

As always, I welcome your thoughts, feedback and comments…

29 comments
StuBowes
StuBowes

Traffic Geyser offers more than just video distribution. Some members have been amazed at the immediate impact this service has had on their online business as it significantly impacted page rank and site traffic, which resulted in more customers and more sales. Others say that the overall SEO impact is not as good as it was a few years ago and that while results have improved, Traffic Geyser isn't as effective as it use to be. It's still pretty good though. Tube Mogul is intended for non-promotional purposes and they will close accounts if the policy is abused.

http://makemoneyonline.reviewsbystu.com/traffic-geyser-review-is-it-worth-it

Geoff
Geoff

Sherman, you are crushing it!

Eric Fontaine
Eric Fontaine

Hi Sherman, I am the Marketing Director at HeySpread.
Thanks for this good article.
That is true, they are good services.

But you should also have a look at HeySpread for Professional Video Analytics and Video Distribution – http://bit.ly/4Kxy9. Far cheaper, with exclusive features such as YouClone (copy/paste your YouTube videos to any other platform automatically and in one shot), powerful and user-friendly interface, REST API for an easy and fast white label integration.

guvnrDOTcom
guvnrDOTcom

cheers Sherman,

very useful...gonna try TB now!

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Sherman Hu
Sherman Hu

@NanBade - Yes, its growing in popularity. Powerful enough? If you're asking if it delivers results, yes it does.

Consider your needs, your budget, your objectives. If you're planning to use video for marketing on a consistent, monthly basis, and $97/m is fine for your budget, then TrafficGeyser will work well for you as an all-in-one solution.

If you're testing out video marketing, consider using the other free services I recommend, and determine your next steps from there. Ultimately, your business, your choice.

NanBade
NanBade

Understand trafficgeyser is on 2nd year.Will that still powerful enough?Still doing my research on this.

blackfoot
blackfoot

trafficgeyser rocks! especially the platinum membership =)

Jason Hodge
Jason Hodge

Hey Trish,

If you don't already have a twitter account, you may want to check that out as far as brevity training is concerned.
:-)

It's also great for pubbing your stuff to the community.

Forrest
Forrest

Very well written article. As a contrasting perspective, spending $97/mo. to immediately compete in, if not dominate a niche on the organic search results is priceless. Tubemogul and all the other tasks needed to match Geyser's service are not really free when factoring in the time to do them all...on each video you make! Make a few sales becaue of Geyser, and all of a sudden $97 is no longer an issue. Make those sales because Geyser gives you SEO to rank high. But hey, just my humble opinion!

Forrest
Forrest

Very well written article. As a contrasting perspective, spending $97/mo. to immediately compete in, if not dominate a niche on the organic search results is priceless. Tubemogul and all the other tasks needed to match Geyser's service are not really free when factoring in the time to do them all…on each video you make! Make a few sales becaue of Geyser, and all of a sudden $97 is no longer an issue. Make those sales because Geyser gives you SEO to rank high. But hey, just my humble opinion!

angela@angelachan.com
angela@angelachan.com

Does anyone have a direct email address for the folks at trafficgeyser.com. I want to purchase their product for one year but would certainly like to TALK WITH someone in person before parting with large $$$. thank you.

3 Days to Riches on eBay
3 Days to Riches on eBay

Great infomration, Thanks for the heads up and the help. I have been using traffic geyser for a couple of months and it works great.
Thanks

Sherman Hu
Sherman Hu

Wanna know another resource that rocks for video distribution? HeySpread.com.

20+ video networks. Pay as you go (works on credit system). Offers stats and metrics. Clone your YouTube videos to transfer to another video sharing site too.

Cheers!

GordonTheMentor
GordonTheMentor

Yes Traffic Geyser is a great service which helps you rank in SEO very fast on long tail keywords. Good review on the free sites. I need to work on the RSS feeds next!

Thanks,
Gordon

Dale
Dale

Good info, I have been using Traffic Geyser and it seems to be working. Still learning and trying to get it all worked out. I have been using all the free trail stuff so far, but soon I will need to start and pay for the services.
Thanks

The Blogging Queen
The Blogging Queen

Well Duh King Blogger ... I should have thought of that but maybe this is the reason you're the King and me ... humble Queen! :-)

Thanks Sherman, you know I appreciate you!

Trish

Sherman Hu
Sherman Hu

You may be right in a longer text description, its really up for testing to see how accurate that theory is.

After broadcasting via TM or TG, simply login to your YouTube account and add/modify the text description to make it longer.

The Blogging Queen
The Blogging Queen

Thank you King Blogger, I will try to exercise some brevity. I had actually been told that you are more likely to get higher search rankings in YouTube if you had longer descriptions. I suppose your comment dashes this theory.

And sure, I will watermark my videos in future.

Thanks Sherman - valuable answer.

Trish

Sherman Hu
Sherman Hu

250 could be a limitation but I look at it as a challenge to overcome. It requires the art of brevity while including my important search terms.

There are many video publishers who achieve millions of views from focusing on well-crafted video messaging.

Lastly, consider watermarking your videos for direct traffic as super viral videos get passed around without an opportunity to have any text descriptions to go along with it at all.

"The Blog King" has spoken, and has left the building ;-)

The Blogging Queen
The Blogging Queen

Hi Sherman,

For me, the biggest drawback to using TubeMogul is that the description is limited to 250 characters. Not enough if you want to get a decent listing with keywords.

Got any comments Blog King! :-)

Trish

Sherman Hu
Sherman Hu

Hey Mark, thanks for swinging by to give some TubeMogul love!

I love the ease of use and the results I've achieved using TM - thanks!

If I can be of service to y'all, give me a holler, k? Cheers!

Mark Rotblat
Mark Rotblat

Thank you for the review, Sherman. Video distribution tools save a ton of time for those getting videos out to multiple sites. At TubeMogul, we feel the analytic tools we offer are another big part of our value. Not only are you deploying videos to the top sites, but you get to see where and when your videos are working best. Many of our users utilize the grouping feature that allows you to group particular videos or publishers to aggregate viewership figures in one place.

Check it out, and let me know if you have any feedback!
Best regards,

Mark Rotblat
TubeMogul

Trish Jones
Trish Jones

Sherman,

I have personally used Traffic Geyser and have a client who uses them and, I like what I've seen. My opinion though is that if you have the extra time needed to use the other services and $97 could be a stretch for you on a monthly basis, I agree that you can get the same results if not better with the services you've mentioned.

I won't use the "if you're not a techie use TG" arguement because my experience is that people who claim they are not techie are LESS likely to use TG than they are the individual services because once inside, they get overwhelmed, despite the greate training videos.

My recommendation is that people start with one of the services you've mentioned (TubeMogal.com for example), master it for a couple of weeks and then add another. This is better than paying $97 per month and using only one or two of their services or worse still, not using it at all because you're overwhelmed.

Sherman, thanks so much for what you've been sharing on your site - I love it, and you know I'm a HUGE fan of "The Man!" Hope you had a great Birthday!

Trish Jones

Tinu
Tinu

Hey Sherman - cool stuff, I just stumbled it. :) Hope you're having a good weekend!

Ray Prince
Ray Prince

Thanks for all these resources Sherman :)

I think I'll give Tube Mogul a try first before I part with the 97/mo (although TG are doing a $1 pm trial at the moment).

I'll let you know how it goes.

Thanks!

Ray

Sherman Hu
Sherman Hu

Eric, thanks for connecting and sharing more about HeySpread's goodness! I'm consistently sharing with the thousands of business owners in my sphere of influence about HeySpread. In addition, I've added HeySpread as one of the "35 Video Tools I Use And Recommend". Do let me know more about HeySpread's upcoming/future offerings in private via email if you so choose at shermanlive [at] gmail [dot] com. Cheers!

Cranoldo
Cranoldo

Im thinking of using the service, I would like to use it to help my clients.
Can the service be used in that way ?

Sherman Hu
Sherman Hu

Yes, you can use it to help your clients.

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