Updated: February 2017
Video is booming. It’s proving to be an excellent online marketing avenue for businesses. More and more people are buying online, or finding businesses to buy from online. Video is one of the fastest ways to build trust, as text and images can only do so much.
Video can show your professional personality, and your business experience and expertise a lot faster and clearer than just displaying text and photos.
When your business is looking to host your videos, the size of the space required can really add up, so just hosting them on your normal business website hosting may not be enough.
Here are some free and paid options you may want to consider when hosting your videos. But before you go ahead with a free option and discard the paid ones, you should really look at what you get, and what videos you are allowed to upload.
Some sites have strict “commercial” and “copywriting” restrictions that you need to adhere to.
“Vimeo was created by filmmakers and video creators who wanted to share their creative work, along with intimate personal moments of their everyday life.”
“Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original-content creators and advertisers, large and small.”
Since 2003, “Metacafe is one of the world’s largest video sites, attracting more than 40 million unique viewers each month (comScore Media Metrix). We specialize in short-form original content – from new, emerging talents and established Hollywood heavyweights alike. We’re committed to delivering an exceptional entertainment experience, and we do so by engaging and empowering our audience every step of the way.”
Wistia provides professional video hosting with amazing viewer analytics, HD video delivery, and marketing tools to help understand your visitors.
“SproutVideo is simple, effective video hosting for businesses, non-profits and organizations.”
“Viddler is a platform for video publishers. Viddler is built by a team of talented developers, designers, and architects.”
“It all started in March 2007 when Ken Moss, Adrian Sevitz and Ian Snead decided to build an online platform to help eBay sellers supercharge their businesses with video. Today, vzaar’s services have become even more sophisticated. This professional quality online video platform is used by media companies, marketing agencies, corporate communications, e-commerce, web applications and non-profit organizations.”
Vidyard provides the tools to help every company leverage video across their business. Vidyard can help you to generate demand, control your brand, etc…
Have you tried any of these video hosting platforms? Have you had a good experience? Can you recommend any others?
Feel free to share below.