PlayBoost Helps You Get More Views on Your Videos in the Post-Autoplay Era

Video continues to take over as the dominant way people like to consume content. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being shifted into this space and away from traditional content such as blog posts.

  • More video content is uploaded in 30 days than the major U.S. television networks have created in 30 years.
  • Marketers who use video grow revenue 49% faster than non-video users.
  • 59% of people agree that if both text and video are available on the same topic, they are more likely to choose video.
  • 87% of online marketers use video content.
  • 1/3 of online activity is spent watching video.

We’ve recently seen Facebook making moves towards video with their ‘Watch’ platform as well as their brand new feature to turn any image into a video to increase engagement.

Then… The Video AutoPlay-Apocalypse Hit Everyone

With the recent disabling of auto-play on videos inside all major browsers, video views have literally halved overnight for most brands and businesses.

Chrome, Safari, FireFox… They all followed the trend.

Video’s don’t auto-play anymore (…and you can get penalized if you use script workarounds).

We’ve seen cinemagraphs, GIFs and live photos explode in popularity over the past year or two.


Simply because images weren’t getting the job done with capturing attention in Facebook ads and banners on websites.

Well, now we’re in the same boat with videos.

We need to CAPTURE attention to get views, because auto-play doesn’t work anymore.

We spend so much time and money investing into videos for our marketing our SaaS businesses, coaching programs, online courses and physical products…

We need to adapt to make sure we get people to click play, and convert to customers.

We're Here to Help You Adapt...

Capture Attention. Click Play. Increase Views.

We took the exact same concept that every media buyer uses for advertising (replacing images with engaging, eye-catching moving images/GIFs/videos), and ran a test.

We boosted our video play count by 30%+.

That’s when we knew we had to build this out for the public.

Animate your video preview for click-through boosts of over 33%!

Without logging into any video platform (...simply paste in your video link)

Without editing complex thumbnails on YouTube (…no design skills necessary)

Without replacing or editing anything in your video platform or builder (skip the video editing time and investment)

Without affecting anything in your main video (your marketing videos still SELL)

Over the last few months you've seen everyone putting these over their videos

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Or even worse just these defaults embed thumbnails that
look like images (...not even videos)

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Using a still thumbnail image doesnt cut it.

The fact is, up until now it simply hasn't been possible to create the 'click to play' call-to-actions up without hiring a developer to custom code one for each and every video.

That racks up expensive designer and development bills, not to mention time and troubleshooting when something goes wrong.

Imagine something that took all this off your hands, and handled it for you?

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PlayBoost guides you to more views on your videos, in just 3 steps.

Enter Video URL

Select your video hosting platform, and enter your direct link to your video. We support YouTube, Vimeo, Wisita, Vidello and Amazon s3 hosted videos.

Drag 'n Drop

PlayBoost allows you to create an attention-grabbing thumbnail that is going to capture attention and call people to action to click the play button.

Copy & Paste... Finish!

Use our simple-to-place embed script and done. Just watch your video views increase.

Turn That… Into This...


Using PlayBoost’s Point and
Click Simple Features

Add Any Video

We support multiple video hosting sources such as YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, Vidello and Amazon s3.

Customize Your Paused Video

Auto-play doesn’t work anymore, so all videos are paused until the visitor clicks the play button. Customize everything about your ‘paused’ view (thumbnail) of your video to increase clicks to play (...and your view count)!


Add any overlay to your video to help it stand out.

Images and GIFs

Add any overlay to your video to help it stand out.


Add text to your video thumbnail, whether it be a call-to-action for them to click play or anything else!


There’s no denying emoji’s increase engagement. Use these to capture your prospects attention into clicking play.

Play Buttons

Forget the stale play buttons. Use our custom play buttons proven to increase clicks-to-play.

Capture Attention with Animations

Every element you add to your thumbnail can be animated. This includes your emojis, custom play buttons, text, images and more.

Easy to Install

Place one simple embed code and your new engaging video thumbnail will capture attention and increase views without any extra work.

We assist all different businesses...

YouTube Creators
SaaS Platforms
Online Marketers
Online Courses
Video Marketers

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between normal video and a playboost video?

We don’t actually change anything in your video. We simply apply the same concept used in traditional media buying to increase CTR (click-through rates) of your videos. Auto-play doesn’t work anymore due to the latest browser updates, so view counts are down for everyone. We counter this by creating engaging, animated thumbnails to increase views for your brand. More views = higher probability of converting prospects into leads and sales.

What is required to use playboost?

You can access us from any browser, as long as you have an active internet connection. Nothing to download.

What video platforms does playboost support?

Currently, we work with YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, Vidello and Amazon s3 videos. However, we’re constantly expanding.

Do I need to have coding or technical skills to use playboost?

Absolutely not. We’re focused on boosting your video play count without all the hassle. It’s just 3 easy steps to get a campaign up and running.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes. We strive to impress you with a boost in your view count but if for any reason you’re unhappy with our service we’ll happily provide you with a one month refund.