Calling all tech-savvy entrepreneurs. There’s an unmet need among us online-video nerds. We spend hour submitting to multiple sites, and it’s quite time consuming and tedious. When there were dozens of search engines, website owners had the same problem. A few free/paid tools emerged that promised they could submit your URL to a variety of the top tiered search engines.
Your task for videos is more complex because each site (Google Video, Yahoo Video, YouTube, Revver, etc.) requires different information and has different field requirements. For instance, some sites allow for a set number of tabs, and some require commas while others require spaces. Passwords are also different by site. Most sites accept .mov files but some (Metacafe) require .avis. However I would think this can be done for ate least the majority of the big-tier sites… the old 80/20 rule (80 percent of the traffic belongs to the top 20 percent of the sites).
The most frustrating requirement is that some sites require the same information each time you submit. Revver, for example, asks me my web address and e-mail each time I submit a video. That gets old quick.
The market won’t absorb a huge price, but I’d easily pay a modest monthly fee to use this service- especially if I knew it would be updated as site data requirements are in constant flux.