VideoNab (mostly using magic…and perhaps software code) is a powerful WordPress plugin that scours YouTube searching for videos on any topic. Though the results do indeed feel like a bit of wizardry is involved, the concept itself is simple: Set the topic, choose a schedule for how often new videos are “nabbed”, and VideoNab’s filtering and aggregation software handles the rest.
PaperTelevision—one of the many startups emerging from Cincinnati, Ohio—has proudly announced a new WordPress plugin titled VideoNab. Yes, they seem to be fond of mashing two words together and randomly capitalizing in order to form a new word. Go Internet!
VideoNab (mostly using magic…and perhaps software code) is a powerful WordPress plugin that scours YouTube searching for videos on any topic. Though the results do indeed feel like a bit of wizardry is involved, the concept itself is simple: Set the topic, choose a schedule for how often new videos are “nabbed”, and VideoNab’s filtering and aggregation software handles the rest. Set it, forget it, and boom: the site is suddenly an automated machine of constant, fresh video content. Furthermore, users can refine the settings to include comments for each video, design customizations, sharing across all social media, and even an integrated voting system — a nice touch for hosting contests, or simply allowing visitors to rate their favorite videos.
Check out some of the advanced features:
VideoNab will crawl Youtube and “nab” videos based on a specific topic, which is set by the site’s administrator via keywords. The results are highly accurate while duplicate videos and unrelated content are filtered out. That means consistent, fresh content on a daily, or even hourly basis, with virtually zero work involved after initial setup.
Event Scheduler Generates Content Automatically
The event scheduler allows you to specify how often you would like VideoNab to crawl Youtube for new videos. Via this schedule, VideoNab scours YouTube only for new videos (it remembers videos that it’s already pulled) and then places them into a beautifully designed list that can be integrated into any site.
A Rich Voting and Commenting System
Site visitors will be able to vote on videos via the Facebook voting system. They can also add comments to each video, which can optionally be posted to their Facebook timeline. This does wonders for gaining traffic and popularity.
Beautiful, Responsive Video Presentation
VideoNab organizes every video, automatically, into a paginated video list that will integrate perfectly into any site design. On top of that, every feature is 100% responsive and displays perfectly on any device. This goes for the actual video page too, which allows HD video preferences, comments, and sharing.
An Unrivaled Ability to Share and Grow
VideoNab essentially becomes your personalized viral marketing machine. Once set up, VideoNab will execute a video marketing campaign for you: finding relevant content for your community and sending loads of new traffic to your website, automatically! As one might guess, video sharing is done by billions of people each day and provides an incredible amount of traffic to YouTube. While the YouTube videos still get their views (and thus help out the original authors), the traffic (visits) will instead flow to your website, pushing thousands of users to your content.
A Concise Yet Powerful Admin
VideoNab integrates seamlessly into the WordPress admin section in a neatly organized collection of settings and customizations. While concise and organized, it supplies full control over how videos are displayed, as well as detailed settings on how they are pulled from YouTube via the event scheduler.
Elegant Videos Displayed in Full HD
Videos are displayed in a pristine, responsive design, and allow visitors to choose their viewing preferences, toggle videos based on popularity, comment, share, and more.
With positive reviews pouring in — and having only just launched a few months ago — the VideoNab developers seem to be filling a niche of site owners in need of more control over video content. “VideoNab allowed us to quickly and simply create a central resource of continuously new, daily content. This drove regular traffic to our eTail site and quickly became our favorite and most effective marketing tool,” said Max Feldman, owner of 321kill.com, who has used a version of the VideoNab software to generate constant content for his Bike Polo website (as mentioned, the topics can be very specific) and it has given his users a constant reason to return on a daily basis. The fact that this is achieved while adding virtually zero workload on the website’s busy owner is a welcome bonus.
WordPress is the foundation for nearly 25% of all websites on the Internet, a staggering number indeed. Within that demographic, countless users are still looking for an easier way to add videos to their WordPress site, whether in specific collections, or via a stream of videos based on a specific topic. VideoNab was created from scratch to solve this problem with finesse, and it looks to do just that.
VideoNabPro is available now for $39 on videonab.com. There is also a perfectly useable free version, though with limited features.
About VideoNab: VideoNab is a creation of two Joshes: Josh Kremer and Josh Sears. Josh Kremer is an SEO expert and eCommerce entrepreneur based in Vancouver. Josh Sears is the founder of a small design company called PaperTelevision, which is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Find out more about VideoNab, play with the demo showcasing all of VideoNabPro’s great features, or purchase the software itself by heading here: http://www.videonab.com