Why Video Sharing Sites?
You may ask why video sharing websites play a major role to promote business. The answer is simple: They allow users to browse easily, attract the attention of users easily and allow them to watch their favorite videos any time.
If your video manages to impress the viewers, you can become a celebrity or famous personality overnight. Another important thing is that you can use them to make your business popular.
In this article I have discussed about the five best video sharing websites to promote your business. So, let’s start:
Needless to say, when we think of a video sharing website, the very first site that comes to mind is YouTube. It has millions of internet users. So, if you upload any business video on it, it can reach those millions of users and you will get more benefit than you expected.
But before starting to create a video, ensure that it is smaller than 2GB in size and 5-10 minutes or shorter in length, if you are using a basic account.
One best thing about YouTube is that it has no restriction on the number of videos you can upload, but it should not be above 2GB or exceed 10 minutes. But unfortunately, you cannot edit your videos once you’ve uploaded them. However, you can annotate them by adding links and additional information. Again it allows you to embed and customize your uploaded videos for free.
Like YouTube, Vimeo is the another popular video sharing website. You cannot upload pure commercial content on this website; instead the content must be original and non-commercial.
Actually, it comes in two flavors: free account and paid account. The free account includes 500MB per week of uploaded videos, including one HD video per week. You will get one channel, one group and three albums.
The basic account allows you to embed and share your videos. You are facilitated with privacy settings. You can upgrade your basic account to Plus account which allows you to upload upto 5GB and it also removes the restriction on HD movies and gives you unlimited channels, groups and albums. The Plus account further allows you to customize the embedded player and also expands your privacy control.
After YouTube and Vimeo, Dailymotion is the most popular video sharing website. This too comes in two flavors: The basic account lets you upload videos upto 1GB (as against 2GB on YouTube) in size.
If you are sharing original content in the video, then Dailymotion allows you to sign up for a Motionmaker account. Actually Motionmaker is for distribution of innovative common videos. It allows you to upload HD Content. The original content of Motionmakers is more aggressively promoted on the front page and search results.
The Flickr community is owned by Yahoo. Originally started as a photo sharing website, it now allows to upload videos as well. It has nearly 21 million visitors; so it is definitely the best website to check out.
When compared with YouTube and other video sharing websites, it allows to upload videos only up to 90 seconds in length. So, if you have any commercial video which takes less than a minute, then this is the right platform to share.
Free account owners of this website can upload maximum of two videos per month but paid account owners can upload unlimited videos with a maximum length of 90 seconds each.
On this website, a regular user is not allowed to add any video; only reviewed users can do that. It has a good interface. Its video content is somewhere between semi-professional to professional.
Business people can utilize this website to promote their business. It pays you for video traffic. One interesting feature about this website is that if 20,000 people view your video, then this company will pay your $5 for every 1,000 views.
It takes into account user ratings for ranking the best videos. The criteria to upload content on this website is that it should be below 100 Mb. There is no restriction on the length of the video. This website has many high quality ‘how to’ videos. So, those who want to learn about something can watch these videos.