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Vimeo or YouTube?

A Quick Comparison of Vimeo and YouTube:

You

Tube
Advantages Disadvantages
-free
-popular
-is used as a search engine
-is good for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
-good to reach “the masses”
-easily “sharable”
-videos can go viral
-can set video access to “private” or “unlisted”
-lots of advertisements
-comments must be managed closely or turned off

Vimeo Free

Account
Advantages Disadvantages
-more control
-no advertising or only controlled advertising
-can limit sharing to a select group of people
-limited to 500 mb/week storage space
-limited to 1 HD upload/week
-limited to 10 video uploads/day
-videos do not distribute as easily and therefore are less likely to go viral

For Premium Video Services, including Vimeo, VideoPress, Viddler and BrightCove, consider…

Vimeo Pro

(Premium)
Advantages Disadvantages
-more control
-no advertising or only controlled advertising
-can limit sharing to a select group of people
-more storage space (up to 1000 GB/year)
-support
-cost (currently $199/year)
-videos do not distribute as easily and therefore are less likely to go viral

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