Wistia Reviews and Cloudswave Rating

  • 83

    Cloudswave Score for Wistia

    Rating based on 29 Critic Reviews

    21 Favorable reviews
    95 %
    1 Mixed reviews
    5 %
    0 unfavorable reviews
    0 %
  • I dare you to try Wistia! You will not be disappointed.

    Wistia Use Cases and Deployment ScopeOur company and my consulting [practice] utilize Wistia in a couple of different ways. The company I currently work for uses the online video hosting platform for customer testimonials and product overviews. The marketing department is the main part of the company that uses the hosting platform. We use Wistia to send visual information via email marketing campaigns and product pages on the website. Our target market is largely male. Therefore, visual learning or visual retention of information is huge.

    Pros : Excellent playback option.Good controls for embedding video on the web and email marketing platforms.Solid integration with HubSpot and Salesforce.com.

    Cons : Make more learning videos in the "Learning Center" because I really really enjoy learning videos from the professionals.

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    Wisita is a great solution for automated video marketing campaigns

    Wistia Use Cases and Deployment ScopeWe are using Wisita for hosting our company videos. It provides us with analytics on our videos that we could not get with video services such as YouTube. It also allows for customization and call-to-actions with our videos which is incredibly useful.

    Pros : Very easy to use.Nice customization capabilities.Excellent analytics.

    Cons : Marketo integration. It's not as easy as some competitors like Vidyard.Missing the ability to block a range of IP addresses. Have to input each individually.

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    Wistia - the ideal video hosting & marketing platform

    Wistia Use Cases and Deployment ScopeWe use Wistia internally to host all on-demand webinar recordings and any videos that we produce. Since it integrates with HubSpot, it is an extremely valuable tool for us and allows us to learn more about our contacts. We also use it for clients.

    Pros : Each video you upload is fully customizable, from the color of the player to which "share" buttons you'd like to include.The HubSpot integration is key, and so easy to set up.The call-to-action option is great - you can create short copy and a link that appears on the ending frame of your video.

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  • Be a professional, use professional tools

    If you are creating great video content, why not leverage those videos to their greatest potential. Wistia has a full set of professional features to take your videos to the next level. Marketing integrates naturally into the wistia infrastructure.

    Pros : -user friendly -reporting features are easy to understand -integrates with Hubspot and other marketing platforms -optimized fast streaming -ability to email gate videos or add CTA's to the end

    Cons : -sometimes so many features that it is hard to use it to fullest potential -can be expensive for the casual user with lots of videos

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    Finally! A great alternative to YouTube and Vimeo for Videos

    The nice thing about Wistia is that it allows you to track which of your videos are actually seen, which parts of viewed (or skipped, or rewatched), and by whom (or at least by which IP locations). The statistical part means that you can use this tracking to make better videos that have a higher engagement or a better conversion ratio. Another great thing that I like, which I do not get with the Vimeo Pro account, and which is also not possible on YouTube, is the ability to have a turnstile embedded within the video. This allows you to collect somebody's contact info partway through the video to watch the rest. You can also embed nice looking calls-to-action within the video itself, which is helpful for doing any sort of Marketing Automation. All in all, it's a great service, especially for small business owners. The cost is affordable, and the value you gain is quite high.

    Pros : Stats, stats and more stats! Able to have a Turnstile (to request a viewer's contact info) Can create a Call to Action Easy to Embed in a Website Affordable Lots of areas to customize

    Cons : Cannot really think of any cons. It would be great if it were more seamlessly integrated into GetDrip. Another thing that I see with my ScreenFlow (screen capture software for Mac), is that I can click "Publish To" and send the rendered video directly to YouTube and Vimeo. It'd save me time if I could also publish directly to Wistia.

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  • Professional Video Hosting with a Marketing Twist

    What do you like best?

    The straight-forward, user friendly user interface is great. The available tools are robust with enhancements made regularly. The reporting features are well presented and easy to understand, which gives us great visibility into how our video content is being consumed. The Wistia community is awesome as well. It is a very enthusiastic and supportive community.

    What do you dislike?

    Honestly, it's difficult to find something not to like. Recently we've had a minor issue with videos defaulting to HTML5 in Chrome, but resolution is already underway.

    Recommendations to others considering the product

    Take a look at your needs against Wistia's feature set - if their marketing tools will provide the metrics that you are interested in, you won't be let down.

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    We are distributing better videos since moving to Wistia. Their heat maps and other reporting tools help us see our viewers behavior, allowing us to tweak our production techniques and delivery to improve the overall experience. Being part of their online community has also allowed us to share the experiences of others to enhance our craft, learn new things - all of which leads to a better video product for our viewers.

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    Professional Video Hosting with a Marketing Twist

    What do you like best?

    The straight-forward, user friendly user interface is great. The available tools are robust with enhancements made regularly. The reporting features are well presented and easy to understand, which gives us great visibility into how our video content is being consumed. The Wistia community is awesome as well. It is a very enthusiastic and supportive community.

    What do you dislike?

    Honestly, it's difficult to find something not to like. Recently we've had a minor issue with videos defaulting to HTML5 in Chrome, but resolution is already underway.

    Recommendations to others considering the product

    Take a look at your needs against Wistia's feature set - if their marketing tools will provide the metrics that you are interested in, you won't be let down.

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    We are distributing better videos since moving to Wistia. Their heat maps and other reporting tools help us see our viewers behavior, allowing us to tweak our production techniques and delivery to improve the overall experience. Being part of their online community has also allowed us to share the experiences of others to enhance our craft, learn new things - all of which leads to a better video product for our viewers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Low-cost alternative to those expensive hosting providers

    What do you like best?

    Wistia is great for hosting video on our website to offload bandwidth from our server. The integration with HubSpot is great, as many others don't do this. Their videos stream fast, have a HTML 5 player which fails over to flash if the player isn't compatible, and the player is unbranded.

    What do you dislike?

    Although we pay for the unbranded player, if the user right clicks on the video, they are still prompted with a menu that mentions Wistia and has a link to their website.

    Recommendations to others considering the product

    Their plans are limited by the amount of uploaded videos. If you have 100 videos at 3 hours each, or 100 videos at 3 seconds each, it doesn't matter. Make sure the videos you upload are worth-while so that you don't have to pay extra for the next tier up.

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    Wistia allows us to stream video fast, without having to encode multiple versions of the same video. The ability to auto-detect the browser type, as well as bandwidth makes it very simple for us to upload a single video and have it automatically converted.

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  • Choosing the right platform to help you accomplish this is "HUGE". Wistia obviously saw this niche and that's why they are so successful. Thank you Wistia for giving small business owners an affordable, simple, and robust platform to help us compete.

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  • Should you use wistia? If you’re a marketer yes. If you’re trying to learn about video engagement, yes. If you’re an author? Probably not- Youtube will gain more advantage.

    Biggest advantages: Marketing toolkit.

    Biggest disadvantage: They have not shown an S3-like commitment to price reduction as they scale. Once they accrue a competitive advantage, it’s hard to see what they will do.

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  • If you love analytics, like I do, you’ll fall in love with the kind of data you can see about how visitors are viewing your videos in Wistia. Now, the Wistia platform itself is fantastic, but they also have an incredible support team that you can e-mail or call on the phone.

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  • Wistia is most unique in that their tracking focuses not only on the aggregate video data (for improving and understanding overall engagement and effectiveness).

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  • That's Wistia, it's very easy to use, the stats are fantastic and it makes embedding videos, hosting videos and changing the features easy and quick, so I recommend Wistia if you are putting videos on your website.

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  • Luckily, I have now come across a new service called Wistia, which I believe has the best of everything " PLUS features that I have never had access to before

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