Private Video Hosting vs. YouTube
PRIVATE HOSTING VS. YOUTUBE
When hosting videos online, everyone’s default seems to be YouTube – it’s often cited as the second largest search engine next to Google, it's free, and everybody already uses it. Look, YouTube is great when you’re searching for a video clip your friend just HAS to watch because "Seriously man, it’s SO funny," but it’s not necessarily the best video hosting site for your website.
Without coming down too hard on YouTube (I mean... we post videos there all the time) you should always use private video hosting for your website. This is why:
That’s why private video hosting has become more popular with businesses. Sites like iPlayerHD, Vimeo, and Wistia - which are made for business – have no ads, much better customer service and far superior analytics for tracking your videos.
Make no mistake, you still need to put your videos on YouTube (it's FREE afterall). However, I’m not a fan of having a YouTube video on the home page of a website for the reasons mentioned above.
This is a great video we stumbled on, showing how annoying those ads on YouTube can be. Ironically enough we found this video on Youtube, and yes, it was technically an ad. C’est La Vie.
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