When you want to upload your video online YouTube and Vimeo come first in to your mind. Then a question occurs. Which one is the best? The answer depends on several facts.
You are tired of seeing ads? Are the exactly suitable videos found in a search? Let’s see what gives the best result.
No doubt that YouTube is the most popular host for online videos all over the world. It’s got 800 million visitors each month and 72 hours of video are uploaded every minute. But does that suggest Vimeo can’t compete with YouTube? Absolutely the answer is No. Each of these has unique qualities that you have to consider when uploading your next video masterpiece.
If you want your video to be seen by large number of visitors, you definitely have to choose YouTube. With more than 800 million visitors each month, there is a big chance for you. And of course YouTube is owned by Google, therefore there is no risk of not finding your video in search results. Furthermore YouTube allow us unlimited uploads and to customize player backgrounds as well.
If it’s about business purpose, YouTube allows ads in videos. You can even pay for promoted videos to make sure that your video is highly likely to be seen.
With a large number of videos being uploaded every minute, there may be lot of junk in YouTube. It allows any user to upload; therefore it’s full of junk which may be a disturbance to the visitors. That gives minus points because most of the viewers do not like that. Advertising also detracts from the users experience on Youtube.
Another limitation is that YouTube allow users to upload only 15 minutes videos.
Vimeo has a much more arranged appearance and is easy to use because everything is organized and easily searchable. Video quality is also higher and there is no time limit for uploading videos.
Vimeo suits for a more professional audience as it filters the commercial videos, gaming videos and non-user generated content. The Vimeo community is engaged with much more supportive work and responses. And in the other hand, Vimeo allow users to upload their own thumbnail image to the video to represent the video and pro-users have opportunity to embed their logo or image directly on the player. It might be a good chance for branding.
Vimeo’s popularity continued to grow every day, with around 60 million unique visitors in each month, but that’s not enough for challenge YouTube that’s for sure. It might be a satisfactory point to go with YouTube. Another disadvantage is Vimeo does not allow free users to upload more than one HD video per week and also does not offer fast upload speeds.
So, what do you think? You just have to relax and think a little bit on which one is the best for my necessity and goals.
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