This means your videos will no longer play automatically until your visitor clicks “play”.
Not only does this hurt your views, but it hurts your sales (less people seeing your offer = less people purchasing it).
Don’t worry though – Playboost is to help present you with some solutions to this problem so you can choose one that best suits you!
First of all – a quick warning. The first way marketers started to counter this problem was by using workarounds to ‘force’ auto-play and they have been penalized. So please don’t use any script workarounds to force anything. It won’t end well at all.
Next, we saw top paid video hosting platforms using looping GIFs of videos with a small non-customizable call-to-action to ‘click for sound’ or ‘click to unmute’.
No customization options at all , but it was a step in the right direction.
Not to mention that marketers need to re-upload their videos to one of these paid hosting services, replace embed codes and possibly even re-edit videos (and lose their analytics/views on existing videos).
So here are our 3 options on the table for getting our video views back up.
(All the below options are compliant ways that don’t FORCE auto-play, but rather capture attention and present a call-to-action that tell your visitors they need to click your video).
#1 – Buy a paid video hosting account (Wistia is an example). They will allow you to add a simple non-customizable call to action button in the top right of your videos and your video will auto-play in a muted state.
#2 – Use a custom script for each video (you can get a call-to-action designed and coded to your video by a developer).
#3 – Use a new software that is built from the ground up, to counter this exact issue. It’s called ‘Playboost’ (click here to get launch discount).
Playboost allows you to create captivating, animated thumbnails that automatically place themselves over your existing videos on any landing pages/website:
☓ Without ‘locking’ you into using any third-party player (use your existing video hosting service – even FREE ones such as YouTube).
☓ Without hiring designers and coders to customize your own call-to-action experience.
☓ Without replacing or editing anything in your video platform or builder.
☓ Without replacing any embed codes (playboost auto-detects your video on your existing page).
So, although the market offers other limiting solutions to the auto-play shutdown, Imy personal opinion is that playboost is the most versatile.
It finally presents a creative way for marketers, brands and agencies to increase views with unlimited customizations.
It’s also for a one-time fee – so it’s a bargain versus the monthly fees of expensive video hosting platforms.
It just launched and they are packaging it with a $70 discount for their short 4 day launch period.
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Unique Features Of Playboost
☑ Add Any Video – Worried about having to re-upload everything? Don’t! We don’t require you to do anything but insert a video link. We support YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, Amazon s3 and Vidello videos.
☑ 1-Click Install – Nothing is worse than something that is hard to install, right? No technical skills required! Paste our one line and playboost automatically detects your video on your page FOR YOU!
☑ Customize Everything – Add just about anything that is going to capture attention, and customise that. Colors, animations, size, opacity, etc. We make things irresistible for viewers.
☑ Overlays – Use your default thumbnail as a background or customize your video using our library of overlays and patterns to make your video stand out more.
☑ Images and GIFs – Upload your own, or search our library of images and GIFs that play over your video thumbnail (…did I hear a “hallelujah” in the back?)
☑ Text Call to Action – Marketing 101, right? Add a call-to-action. Nothing increases plays like telling your visitors to ‘Click Play’ :).
☑ Emojis – Emojis are the engagement tool of the decade. Emojis are so recognisable that they are almost unavoidable when on a page.
☑ Play Buttons – Choose from our play button templates to make sure your visitors can’t miss it!
☑ Drag ‘n Drop Technology – Old school video stuff is bleh. Drag & drop all your customizations and make your videos unmissable.
☑ Animations – Nothing captures attention like animations. Animate every single element on your playboost thumbnail to take your engagement up a notch.
☑ Mobile Friendly – Have complete peace of mind knowing that your videos are going to be playing perfectly on mobile devices and you’ll enjoy the benefits of 80% of the world’s traffic source.
☑ Page Builder Support – Playboost’s animated thumbnails work with all major page builders..
Why is Playboost different to other video software?
Secondly, Playboost solve a totally different problem to other video software that have been launched. They solve the problem of creating videos and/or hosting them – Playboost solve the the problem of not being able to get enough views on your videos due to the auto-play shutdown problem. So whether you are creating a new video, or wanting to boost video views of an existing/old video – Playboost is PERFECT for you.
Other video apps you have seen launched over the past 2 years are mostly video creation apps that make creating marketing videos super easy (which is great). There have also been a few video hosting launches where you need to re-upload your video to their hosting and then you can use their video player.
Thirdly, Playboost is different because it allows you to create a captivating animated thumbnail that is automatically placed over your existing (old or new) videos on any website, landing page or page builder to boost your views!
Playboost allows you to use ANY free or paid video player (so you don’t need to be locked into any one service), you don’t have to re-upload anything (you can leave your video as they are on your pages and Playboost service auto-detects the video and applies the overlay) and you aren’t limited to ONE ‘click for sound’ template that only some paid services offer (which you need to pay for monthly).
Fourth, you get UNLIMITED customizations, so you can drag & drop your way to a masterpiece of an animated thumbnail to boost your views – all for a ONE-TIME FEE!
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