Pictures speak more than words, and videos convey more than pictures. These days, people do not want to read in order to gain information. They are just too bored or lazy to read. Why go through some text when you can obtain the same information by watching a video online? And which website comes to your mind when you hear "online videos"? YouTube. Duh!
Why the name Vimeo?The word 'Vimeo' is as a combination of the words 'video' and 'me'. It can also be anagrammatized into the word 'movie'.
But there are other video sharing websites like YouTube, and if you are a content marketer, or a brand, or a filmmaker, or an artist, then you might have also heard about Vimeo. YouTube and Vimeo are the two most popular websites for sharing and watching videos for entertainment and learning. Vimeo and YouTube, both are good in their own terms but, this Buzzle article will explain which is better for video sharing.
✦ YouTube is a Google-owned company, so it shouldn't come as a surprise when you learn that YouTube videos rank higher in a Google Search than those on Vimeo.
✦ Using YouTube, you can easily monetize your videos with pre-roll, post-roll, and overlay ads. All you need is content which is in demand, and doesn't violate YouTube's Terms of Service.
✦ YouTube doesn't have a dedicated community of experts.
✦ YouTube, on the other hand, has far more videos than Vimeo. So, for most of the searches, you will find many homemade and cat videos for a single high quality video.
✦ We have no gripe against the layout of the video player on YouTube, but Vimeo makes it more appealing. On YouTube, the video player is surrounded by tens of distracting things like related-videos, comments, ads, etc. This distracts the viewer from focusing on the video.
✦ YouTube has two options for video privacy―Unlisted and Private videos.
✦ YouTube is free to use. Users can not only watch unlimited amount of videos but can also upload countless videos. For new users, there is a restriction on the duration of the video that can be uploaded, but it gets removed with time. What else? YouTube lets you upload your films in Ultra HD (4K).
✦ YouTube allows its users to upload all but adult videos. You can upload your product demos, walk-throughs, and TV commercials free of cost. You can also include a link to your website in the video description for driving additional traffic.
So, here is the ultimate question:
Well, it really depends on what you are trying to achieve. If you are into an entertainment/infotainment business, and want to earn to some revenue while getting more shares and views, i.e., more exposure, then YouTube is where you should upload your videos. YouTube is a personal and marketing platform, whereas Vimeo is a platform for professionals.
On the other hand, if you want to showcase your creative work, and are also looking forward to receiving some genuine feedback from filmmaking experts and artists, then Vimeo will suit your requirements best.
Do let us know which one out of these two would you prefer for sharing your videos and why through the comments section below.