If you are in seo you probably know that videos became very important for seo and online marketing.
First of all, by making creative video you can get direct traffic, customers, brand awareness, etc. etc. More and more people search for videos on google and other search engines.
There are several options:
1) You can host your videos on such sites as Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe and many others. However the research showed that people tend to hang on those video sites and they rarely click links in description or inside the videos.
2) Second option is to upload your video to some video site and then embed it to your site. In this case there are also many providers. But after checking several of them I came to conclusion that I prefer Vimeo PRO.
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Vimeo was founded in 2004 by a group of filmmakers who wanted to share their creative work and personal moments from their lives. I’m not a filmmaker but during my life I worked with several filmmakers so I understand their creativity and all the problems they face.
Vimeo Pro is only $199 per year, it’s not a big amount of money if you run a company, business or seo services. And if you’re just someone who want to share own videos with the world – you can just sing up to Vimeo free account and just upload videos like to youtube. I Prefer Vimeo to Youtube for several reasons:
2) I think youtube new design is awful
3) Vimeo is not owned by such a giant like Google. And I prefer to support small businesses and entrepreneurship.
4) There is less censorship
If you are looking for the alternative of video hosting and share some of my views: GO AHEAD AND JOIN VIMEO!