Youtube Vs. Vimeo The Good The Bad and the Ugly
Let’s just be honest from the start. I don’t work for either of these companies so I “Don’t have a dog in this fight” as Michael Vick would say. However there are some advantages to both services and some major drawbacks to one of them.
Let’s start with the Good things about Youtube
- it is owned by google – so if you care about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) then Goggle is a narcissist. Goggle loves itself and if you want to show up in their search results, then the more google products you use, the higher up the page rank you will climb. So for that reason I give G+ my attention.
- it is free
- everybody has heard of it
- there is the potential for your video to blow up and you could be the next internet sensation
- they have lots of mobile apps for exposure
- And I’m out of positives
So now lets look at the Good things about Vimeo
- Everything is HD
- You can put your video up for the public to see without worrying about it being taken down for some unknown reason or have ads splashed all over your video or be muted in certain countries or flagged for copyright violation because you used 30 seconds of a song in your video.
The Bad and the Ugly things about YouTube
- When you put your video up for the public to see YOU HAVE TO worrying about it being taken down for some unknown reason AND it will have ads splashed all over your video or be muted in certain countries or flagged for copyright violation because you used 30 seconds of a song in your video!
- (Insert wine here _____________ for the copyright police to protect artist, movie studios etc. I get that, I don’t want to have bootleg movies or steal from hard working artist. In fact if you just look around my office or home you will see piles of DVD and BLU Ray and old CD’s. I paid the artist for their work so I don’t see the big deal in using a 10 second clip of a movie meshed in with something I shoot with friends being removed because of copyright. The same has happened to me since youtube was invented and I was producing videos with vcrs and then converted to digital and when youtube came on the scene I posted some old fun videos and they were removed because of background music. (I would go on, but I fear The Big G machine is looking, so I don’t want to risk my pagerank ;)
The Bad about Vimeo
If you want to upload a lot of videos you have to pay $
So in the end I have to say Vimeo wins just based on the fact that you can put your work up uncensored for people to enjoy. Buy the songs first don’t download illegally and then give the band credit for the song in your description and some link love and when people watch your video and see how fun it is and the catchy tunes they will go out and buy the music for themselves.
I’m sure you have a strong opinion about this or maybe just a light one, so let’s hear it.
Compare these two videos and you tell me which one is better.