Hosting Your Whiteboard Video
What is the best place to host your whiteboard video? Today, there are so many different options, so let's take a look at a few of them. YouTube, Vimeo, Ydraw, Amazon S3, Brightcove and Vzarr and see what the best option is for you. At the end of the blog, I'll tell you my opinion.
When deciding where to host your whiteboard video you need to ask specific questions:
What is your goal?
Do you want everyone to see it?
Is it a company video only?
Is it going to be private or public?
Once you have those questions answered, the rest falls into place quite easily. Here are some video outlet pros and cons, so you can develop your own opinion on what company you would like to host your video under.
Pro: YouTube is great if you are looking to get a video out on the internet quickly. It is also easy to embed a YouTube video on your WordPress account. YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, and has insane amounts of traffic. It is extremely hard for a video to go viral if it is not accessible through YouTube. Take a look at the "Dollar Shave Club Video", his business started on YouTube, and amazingly enough, Ydraw's first job came from a YouTube video!
Con: YouTube is owned by Google and you can bet they want as much traffic on their sites as possible. If you embed a Youtube video on your WordPress site you will often times drive traffic away from your site to YouTube.
2. Vimeo Pro
Pro: "Vimeo" is free but "Vimeo Pro" is not. Vimeo is a lot like YouTube, but it gives users an ability to customize the embedding on a video. You can put a logo on your video, change the colors, use auto-play settings, and view statistics. Vimeo also has a lot higher range of video quality than YouTube.
Con: Vimeo videos take a little bit longer to load than YouTube videos, but Vimeo has so much potential, and some great things should be expected from them over the next couple of years.
3. Amazon S3
Pro: Amazon S3 is for users who want to have more control over their videos. It is very cheap, and the load speeds are decent. If you are going to host many videos, this might be a great option.
Con: Amazon S3 is a little more complicated. I have tried Amazon S3 for Ydraw videos, but I felt like it was not worth it. I like my videos to be out on the market.
4. Brightcove and Vzaar
Pro: Brightcove and Vzaar are great places to host a video, and they have some great features. I have never used their services so I can not recommend them, but I have heard good things.
Con: They are not free.
Pro: If you decide you want a custom made video, you are more than welcome to use our platform. Ydraw will host your video. With Ydraw hosting you can get all types of customized features and stats. Ydraw offers an amazing video hosting platform that is perfect for marketing, sharing, and collaborating. We do a lot of testing to see how our videos are performing, and our system is awesome.
Con: It costs money.
Conclusion on Video Hosting
To become successful with online video initiatives, you will want to plaster the web with your videos. A video is created to be seen, so get it out there, and make it viral as soon as possible! Having videos on your website is just one step to improving your search rankings. You need to use all the free video hosting sites and then you will succeed when it comes to building search rankings for your site. Use Ydraw or another paid services for successful whiteboard video hosting.
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