HeySpread Video Distribution Service Review

by Michael

Ever since watching and putting videos online started to become popular, a lot of online video distribution services have emerged. Among those video distribution services, Hey!Spread is my favourite because they only charge you based on how much you use their service, in other words you could say that they use a pay as you go system while most other online video distribution services charges you a set monthly fee.

Even though YouTube is the biggest online video sharing website it’s important to share your videos on other online video sharing websites because of the SEO benefit. Sharing your videos on more than just one website improves the chances of your video appearing in the search engines.

Let me go over the features of Hey!Spread. The interface of Hey!Spread is very simple, it’s not cluttered and it’s easy to find your way around. It’s one of the reasons why I like Hey!Spread so much.

The Interface on Hey!Spread

The Interface on Hey!Spread

After you have created your account the first thing that you have to do is buy some credits in order to be able to begin distributing videos. There are two payment options, pre-paid and post-paid. I prefer the pre-paid option, by picking the pre-paid option you have to buy credits for a minimum of $10; each credit costs you $0.05 so by paying $10 you get 200 credits.

Once you have your account, click on the upload tab. If you go down you will find that there are many destinations available. In order to use all these destinations you have to create an account on all these websites.

Then simply mark the destinations that you want to use and then enter your login details. One thing that I liked about this feature is that by entering your login details, Hey!Spread simply checks whether the details that you entered are correct by logging in to the video sharing websites that you had marked. On other video distribution when you enter your login details it doesn’t automatically check whether the information that you entered is correct for all the websites and the error won’t be shown until later and it just makes the whole process more difficult and time-consuming.

Two other features that are worth mentioning here is Encoding and Watermarking. If you are uploading a video in a format which is not supported by the video sharing website you can simply check the Encoding box and it will change the format into a format that is accepted by the video sharing website. If you want to watermark your video, you can do it by using the watermark feature. You can just simply select where you want the watermark to appear and then put in the destination of your image file.

There are three other options when you are uploading a video. You need to select either the destination of your video file, the URL where your video is or you can upload your video directly from your webcam.

Other than that, when uploading your video you just have to enter the title, the description and the tags for the video and then by just clicking the ‘Upload’ button, you will upload your video to all your marked destinations. After doing so, Hey!Spread will give you a confirmation whether all the video has been uploaded to all the destinations. If something went wrong, Hey!Spread will let you know and they will also give you the reason why there was an error.


Hey!Spread also has a tracking service available so that you can track the number of views that your videos are getting on each video sharing website but this costs you three credits or in other words, 15 cents for each video that you track. I do not use this service because I think that it is a bit costly but if you are uploading some videos in which you are selling products you can easier track the conversions by tracking your videos so then using this service would be quite useful.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

boopesh August 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm

hi guru
todays trend tommorows market both are in ur hands.

hope ur sishyan comes that way soon.

:)

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Michael August 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm

First comment on my blog! Now You are creating history here :)

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George Phillip November 4, 2010 at 6:48 am

Looks very interesting. Please let us know once it is complete.

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Simon Henderson December 12, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Hi there, thanks for a great blog post! I’m trying to use this system and it looks good so far, however I am having problems with the logo for watermarking… there is no useful information on the site about it… in only says use png and host on another site… it doesn’t mention anything about size for example… and everytime I try to use a logo (guessing on the size, based on other sites etc) I get an error message but no option to find out how to fix the problem, only ‘this watermark is invalid’… very helpful!
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. I’m sure this is a great service, but it’s a bit unhelpful! They are lacking in basic info on how to use the service and what to do in case of problems… also no way to get in touch with them at all…
thanks in advance
Simon

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Simon Henderson December 12, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Ok, I’ve found a way, used different hosting and a much smaller image… But was pretty much shooting in the dark…
Well done again on the blog post :o)
Simon

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Holguin March 4, 2011 at 7:45 am

Now they are asking $50 to be loaded for 1000 credits :( I liked when I could load only $10 as now I have no idea if they will stay in biz or not !!!

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Jules August 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Hi Deepak,

couldn’t see a contact form.

Would you take a banner and affiliate link for my product.

See the footer http://pocketvideopower.com

jules

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