Some of you may know my podcast loveapple TV. Since the very start, expect one or two episodes, I hosted the series on Vimeo. Now 33 episodes later, I´ve moved back to YouTube. This has set the minds of many great people in bends of why I would do such a thing. To start off, it might be good to see what my needs are around a video service
- Easy to upload and share
- Easy for viewers to share
- Works on all platforms
- Good statistics
- Being able to host advertising
- Being able to grow beside my main viewer source (loveapple.no)
And since we are on the point´s section, I thought I´d without further ado write out some pointers where YouTube is better compared to Vimeo for my use.
- Statistic – Since it´s Google owned, the statistic function is pretty solid. I can easily compare which video is more popular, what sources led to views on my video and where people fell off in the video (just to mention some)
- Users – It´s just more users and more common to surf on YouTube. This can potentially lead to more viewers that necessarily didn’t read loveapple.no
- Advertising – It´s always good to have this option open. Vimeo doesn’t allow advertising at all.
These are some few, but very important that will help the podcast grow. Of course I could mention some more, but come on… I don´t want to slaughter Vimeo – which is really awesome at what they do. fafa In my mind, YouTube is far superior than Vimeo for my use. And I say my use because Vimeo has a way different usage field then YouTube. In YouTube you can basically upload anything from concert videos to omg-that-kitten-is-fucking-hilarious videos. Vimeo on the other hand is more a service for professional photographers, artists and so forth. I imagine Vimeo being sponsored by Canon 5D because some of the most beautiful videos on the internet are shown on Vimeo. It´s all in the name too for Vimeo (Video + me = viMEo) which I think is pretty cool. Ah, I´ve rambled on. Anyway, don’t worry. I still love you Vimeo. And you looks waaaay better then YouTube.