We love LeadPlayer by Clay Collins for it is by far the easiest way to put gorgeous YouTube videos on your WordPress site. When you use YouTube to host your videos for viral sharing and SEO benefit, LeadPlayer is a required addition. Lead Player Seamlessly and beautifully (if you have seen other simple and cheap software you will have seen what UGLY looks like../ YUCK) adds conversion features like call to action or optin buttons without breaking a sweat.
We now use it for our video news website Superfastbusiness (see it in action) and in the last few days since installing it our leads have JUMPED drastically.
That is a solid return on investment. It makes sense that someone arriving at the site who watches a short valuable video will want to get emailed about more videos.
LeadPlayer frees you from having to deal with Amazon S3 and clunky single encode players. It’s ready to use once you install it. No learning required. I installed it within minutes of purchase and it was simple.
Features we love
Makes your YouTube videos look its best
YouTube is the most popular choice for hosting public videos. Have you noticed when you embed your presentation videos on your websites from YouTube it can distract your viewer into clicking other links shown within the player such as other YouTube pages, ads or related videos, stealing your customer’s attention away from your website?
LeadPlayer transforms your YouTube video player with a sleeker design taking away distracting buttons and links. Notice the slim player bar without the youtube logo. It is 100% compliant with Google’s policies and reviewed by their developers. It is a good idea to stay ‘in’ with YouTube. I like the fact that there are not millions of possible things to configure. This is simple use straight out of the box software that works.
Where is it hosted?
You host your videos in YouTube and get the link to use with the plugin.
Get your viewers to notice even more
Increase conversions by adding call to action buttons at any time on your video that redirects to your offer page.
Grow your subscribers
You will boost your video views but also grow your subscriber base by having the ability to add optin boxes at any time. This is the feature that we’re excited most about.
You can make SITEWIDE (global) changes by just changing the master template. This is awesome if you have time specific campaigns. Imagine being able to change every lead capture on your site in SECONDS with one change.
It works with all popular email auto responders. We use Office Autopilot.
How it works
- Simply install it like any other wordpress plugin.
- Add the video title and YouTube URL
- Copy the shortcode it generates on your page or post (yeah it is that simple)
Also works without WordPress
If you want to place the video on another website, simply copy and paste the HTML code
Optin boxes and Call to action still works even on mobile devices
Why this could be the best Amazon S3 alternative
You get the best industry tools at your hands for free
- LeadPlayer works with your videos hosted on YouTube so you don’t have monthly video hosting fees to worry about.
- You get the best video hosting service with adaptive bitrate streaming
- Google’s best feature for video players which most S3 video players do not have. It delivers optimized videos depending which device or internet connection speed your viewers have.
Best for SEO and conversion
You get all the traffic for your public videos from Google or YouTube. You don’t leak traffic from distracting links and buttons that you get when you normally embed a video without the plugin installed.
Get interesting video statistics
Integrates with Google Analytics. Track how many views you get for your optin displays and submissions.
Use on Membership Pages
You can still host your videos on YouTube and embed them on your membership pages without having them listed publicly. A quick and easy solution if you want to offer premium content without the technical fuss. (Read YouTubes terms before doing this. We use Wistia instead for this).
How to add a new video
Sleek and Simple players
Optin Box in action
Simple settings page
Set button styles
Video Library view
Who should get it right now?
If you own a blog and use videos, watch your subscribers and email list grow faster. It is rapidly becoming the popular alternative to premium video hosting services like Amazon S3.
If you are an online marketer or a business owner, watch your sales and conversions go up when you add call to action buttons and opt in boxes with ease to your new and existing sales videos.
LeadPlayer is truly what the online marketing industry is desperately in need of and you will want to use it too.
Best of all it does not try to do everything and be everything under the kitchen sink like some of the low cost forum based hobbiest plugins available. That gets confusing and eventually they break. Leadplayer is simple, effective and well supported buy fulltime in-house developers and full time support. I suggest you only ever deal with professionals when it comes to adding code to YOUR greatest asset.
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