ManyVids

ManyVids
6.2

Traffic

1.0/10

Sales

4.7/10

Support

9.1/10

Usability

7.5/10

Design

8.9/10

Pros

  • High conversions
  • Sales come right in
  • Impulse buy powerhouse with many videos (hence the name?)
  • You can sell tangible items (like thongs, shoes)
  • Very friendly environment

Cons

  • Store administration not intuitive
  • Very little content management control tools for you (no clip lists, search, dates added, sorting etc.)
  • Only very short clip titles allowed

If you leave a comment below and send your votes with it, it will actually influence the scoring above.

Manyvids, to me, is the most interesting competitor to c4s. Instead of just basically copying the industry leader, they try a very different, conversion oriented approach with lots of high quality previews immediately greeting the ~765.000 Visitors / month (source)

It’s a little hard to stand out and get visitors to your very corner of the site. Instead, this page likes to let the clips/previews do the talking. The description and title texts are reduced to a minimum.

Quick Diary:

I have about 21 clips for sale in this store. I dare to give you my affiliate link to manyvids, because it does not disadvantage anybody (unlike e.g. yezzclips) and you can support my site a little without having to do anything else but use it to sign up. So here you go:

Sign up for ManyVids yourself now (honestly not sure yet if it’s worth a try, but I kinda like the idea)

Nov 1st:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 1 Sale
  • very very very low traffic (<20 visitors)
  • $6.59
  • Month Total: $6.59

Nov 2nd:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sale
  • very very low traffic (<50 visitors)
  • Month Total: $6.59

Nov 3rd:

  • Uploaded 2 clips
  • Made 0 Sale
  • had 100 views on my profile (I spread that link) but ~20 on the videos, like the past day
  • Month Total: $6.59

Added the Manyvids store link to my website, sent a newsletter about it, made a news post and promoted on twitter

Nov 4th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 12 views on my profile (I spread that link) but ~20 on the videos, like the past day
  • Month Total: $6.59

Nov 5th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 1 Sale
  • had 28 views on my profile and ~30 on the videos
  • $2.99
  • Month Total: $9.58

Nov 6th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 20 views on my profile and ~20 on the videos
  • Month Total: $9.58

Nov 7th:

  • Uploaded 0 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 21 views on my profile and ~20 on the videos
  • Month Total: $9.58

Nov 8th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 12 views on my profile and ~20 on the videos
  • Month Total: $9.58

Nov 9th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 13 views on my profile and ~20 on the videos
  • Month Total: $9.58

Nov 10th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 11 views on my profile and 14 on the videos
  • Month Total: $9.58

Nov 11th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 9 Sales
  • had 44 views on my profile and 29 on the videos
  • $71.31
  • Month Total: $80.89

Nov 12th:

  • Uploaded 0 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 36 views on my profile and 25 on the videos
  • Month Total: $80.89

Nov 13th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 24 views on my profile and 18 on the videos
  • Month Total: $80.89

Nov 14th:

  • Uploaded 0 clips
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 12 views on my profile and 17 on the videos
  • Month Total: $80.89

Nov 15th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 37 views on my profile and 25 on the videos
  • Month Total: $80.89

Nov 16th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 32 views on my profile and 35 on the videos
  • Month Total: $80.89

Nov 17th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 17 views on my profile and 11 on the videos
  • Month Total: $80.89

Nov 18th:

  • Uploaded 0 clips
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 13 views on my profile and 13 on the videos
  • Month Total: $80.89

Nov 19th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 20 views on my profile and 8 on the videos
  • Month Total: $80.89

Nov 20th:

  • Uploaded 0 clips
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 19 views on my profile and 23 on the videos
  • Month Total: $80.89

Nov 21st:

  • Uploaded 0 clips
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 20 views on my profile and 10 on the videos
  • Month Total: $80.89

Nov 22nd:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 2 Sales
  • had 39 views on my profile and 14 on the videos
  • $34.18
  • Month Total: $115.07

Nov 23rd:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 28 views on my profile and 21 on the videos
  • Month Total: $115.07

Nov 24th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 24 views on my profile and 28 on the videos
  • Month Total: $115.07

Nov 25th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 27 views on my profile and 14 on the videos
  • Month Total: $115.07

Nov 26th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 26 views on my profile and 24 on the videos
  • Month Total: $115.07

Nov 27th:

  • Uploaded 0 clips
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 12 views on my profile and 4 on the videos
  • Month Total: $115.07

Nov 28th:

  • Uploaded 1 clip
  • Made 0 Sales
  • had 19 views on my profile and 21 on the videos
  • Month Total: $115.07

Nov 29th:

  • Uploaded 0 clips
  • Made 1 Sale
  • had 19 views on my profile and 21 on the videos
  • $8.39
  • Month Total: $123.46

Nov 30th:

  • Uploaded 1 clips
  • Made 1 Sale
  • had 2 views on my profile and 5 on the videos (I think that’s a bug, because it also shows visits on the 31st and we both know that there is no Nov 31st, so I guess my views got split somewhere)
  • $2.99
  • Month Total: $126.45

That’s not too bad! If you consider the amount of clips I had on there and the work I put in, it’s great. If you consider that most of the money came from one large order, it’s a little so-so. On the one hand, having a large order so early in a store’s life is cool. On the other hand, without that it would have been around $50.

However, I learned from c4s that the big orders have their place in the averages and that it’s reasonable to just use those averages normally.

I must say, when I revised the visitor numbers of the clipstores, I was surprised to see how many visitors manyvids actually had. When iwantclips and manyvids were (are) competing for fastest growing clipsite, I really thought iwantclips was a serious competitor to manyvids. Looking at the traffic, that’s not the case. Manyvids is far superior (87k vs 765k).

I wished I had started here 20 months ago  instead of iwantclips, I might have had a top store now. I will definitely follow this up with another month (though not reporting daily)! Support has been great as well and they are working on some improvements to the backend that I really look forward to.