WebinarHero is a free webinar listing service and promotion service. On the site, you can submit your upcoming webinar.
Or, if you are looking for webinars to attend, you search the database for webinars on various topics. You can also search by date, in case you are looking for something to do on a particular date and time.
The service is fairly intuitive and straightforward. In order to list your webinar, you must register. I didn’t see any overt statement about “we respect your privacy and won’t sell your name to spammers”, but I’m willing to take my chances and give it a try anyway.
You will immediately notice that on the Submit Free Webinar page pictured above, there is Step 1 that states it is free. Then in Step 2 you see a price and PayPal button. It is slightly confusing. However, it is indeed free to submit your webinar information. You drop down on the Pay Now area and there’s a “No Thanks” option with $0 listed.
From there, you enter the basics, the link, and some tags. Easy enough. Then, below the fold, is another box where you can enter the description for the event or webinar. Just remember to scroll down so you don’t miss the opportunity to tell others about your event.
In addition to submitting webinars, and finding webinars, there is a third tab on the site. That tab is “Create a Webinar” which mainly has tips for how to pull off a successful webinar. It ends with a link to a page describing custom consulting services that WebinarHero offers to help companies create and promote webinars.
Where They Could Improve
When submitting webinars, after you’ve entered all of your information, you are taken to the calendar area where you can select the date for the event you submitted and double check everything. Again, very easy. The only downside was there was no simple and easy way to edit the event. Of course, after digging around in the FAQ, I found that you can “Duplicate Event” and make changes to that one, then go back and delete the old one. Not my preference, but it works. What if I forget to delete the old event? So, I just skipped the Duplicate step and deleted and started over when I made a mistake. I’d like to see an edit button in the future that lets me edit my actual listing.
Remember, this is a new service and one that is in beta. I’m sure they’ll keep ironing out these kinks and continue refining this great service.
Who is WebinarHero for?
For the marketer or small business owner or startup entrepreneur that wants an inexpensive way to get the word out about an upcoming webinar, WebinarHero is one of the places to start your promotion.
As an attendee, if you are looking for a single source of informative business webinars, and don’t want to have to search through Google or press releases or umpteen newsletters, WebinarHero can save you time and effort.
Another advantage of WebinarHero is that they “get” Twitter. On their Twitter feed (@WebinarHero) they publish links to new webinar events that have been listed. So you can follow them on Twitter to be alerted to new webinars.