YouTube Alternatives & Video Self Hosting
21st Aug, 2018
Welcome to the 14th edition of our Gaffg KickstartMonday series where where we help to start your week off on the right foot. You can find all of our KickstartMonday series here. In this edition of #KickstartMonday we focus on YouTube since they are banning accounts! This is a big enough reason to consider YouTube alternatives and even more, self hosting for videos.
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- YouTube Alternatives
- Video Self Hosting
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VimeoVimeo is probably YouTube's biggest competitor but they are no angels as well having previously closed accounts and showing the not give a damn attitude. Vimeo though isn't the biggest video site so that is an incentive to at least try to care. It does seem that YouTube is the big corporate bully on the matter.
DailyMotionThey might be huge but probably not the friendliest if you have any type of gambling content. As for the rest, there are hundreds of sites and services out there, the only problem is YouTube was the biggest and videos often ended up showing in the SERPs so they had the ability to rank and pull in traffic. Assuming YouTube is going to ban all videos that have online and offline gambling content, including games that are not for real money, this is a serious amount of videos that are going to disappear
Vimeo ProVimeo Pro is the not free video hosting service which makes it easier for you to share videos. They have one of the better interfaces around and in relative terms it doesn't cost too much with a price tag over $200 per year. Certainly there are plenty of other similar video hosting services like Wistia.
WistiaSimilar to Vimeo in that they offer a free model, they have business models available too. Visit wistia.com #LOLorWTF on Twitter if you are bored and just want to find more of these. This week we share some funny fail videos, ironically enough on YouTube. At some point this video will probably get pulled.
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21st Aug, 2018