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Facebook is taking on YouTube, but I am still inclined towards Vimeo.
By Dr Maharaja SivaSubramanian N
If recent updates are seen as an indication, both Vimeo and Facebook are taking actions to increase the video content in terms of quality and quantity. And, even if they say that they are focusing only on their growth, indirectly the resulting growth will eat up on the share of YouTube, the video social network behemoth.
I had recently updated that my YouTube account has been suspended. And what a timing it was, especially when I was in a position to create 20-30 video content pieces every single day.
I did consider about taking it through other social network channels and video sharing sites, but rather opted for text blogging for time being.
Does that mean I am restricting myself from video blogging? Absolutely not. Rather I have been studying the different alternatives.
Facebook is a wonderful platform, but again the ad suggestions may actually be taking business away from me, especially if my competitors take on with similar keywords.
My profits are from offline deliverable as of now and not through video views, so ad revenue is of little interest for me at this moment. And I am sure it is the same for a lot of small business owners too.
Vimeo has a lots of limitations as compared to YouTube for the free channel, but the paid version is clean and has the benefits. It acts more like a video server where I can then take the videos, embed them in my own sites and distribute from there.
Currently, my choice is getting on to Vimeo as it offers a video platforms for creators who are business owners.
At the same time, I will also be uploading most of my content through Facebook too to cater to the audience and connections I am priviliged to connect over there.
And what about YouTube? My main account is suspended and I am waiting to hear from them to share my videos again through them.
If you want to go with the tried and tested method, go for YouTube. Want to check out the next wave, Facebook has the edge too (as that is where you are more connected directly). And Vimeo is the dark horse competitor who by some means is totally of a different league.
Which video sharing network is of your choice and why?
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