Three YouTube Alternatives You Shouldn’t Ignore

By January 27, 2015Online Marketing
Video marketing is becoming one of BIGGEST conversion strategies this year. Who woulda thought, right?!

However, we all know creating ‘videos that sell’ is a huge and mighty challenge. It’s tough and takes a lot of time — especially for small-business owners who aren’t very techy. Which is why I shared 12 creative video ideas and tips to succeed in YouTube on my blog earlier this month.

I hope that gave you a headstart!

“After creating the video and posting it on YouTube, what’s next?!”

I’m glad you asked!

Video creation may be hard, but it’s very doable if you put your heart in it. I know you can do it! And when you’re done, the good news is that with just one video, you can submit to multiple sites to get the most amount of traction from your efforts.

Yep, you read it right. One video does not need to be only submitted to one video-sharing site, there are tons of sites you can share it to to get more views… leads… and then sales!

That perked you up, huh?

Here are top four video-sharing sites that you should submit to… and read their descriptions to know why you need to create your first video as soon as possible!

Youtube

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Obviously, YouTube has to be first in the list. The site has 1,000,000,000 estimated unique monthly visitors, making it the highest converting video-sharing site in the world.

It’s super successful because of the following reasons:

  • It’s free for all who have a Google Mail account
  • It allows you upload unlimited videos per month as long as they’re 10 mins in length and are 2GB or less in size.
  • it allows you to add annotations and intro / outro after you have uploaded your video for FREE
  • All videos (except the private / unlisted ones) in the site are embeddable for FREE

Vimeo

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Vimeo, one of the rising stars in video hosting, imposes itself as an important asset in video marketing because of its huge number of viewers. I’ve seen many people invest time and effort to reach out to the loyal community of Vimeo and it worked wonders for their business.

Some of the important things you should know about Vimeo are:

  • It offers a FREE basic account
  • It has 130,000,000 estimated unique monthly visitors
  • It lets you upload up to 500MB per week of uploaded video
  • It lets you upload one HD video per week
  • Basic accounts also let you embed and share your work
  • No disruptive ads for your videos

Dailymotion

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Even with less estimated unique monthly visitors to the site, Dailymotion is said to be YouTube’s best competitor. In fact, comScore tagged Dailymotion as one of the biggest video platforms and the most popular video site in the world.

Check out some interesting Dailymotion stats:

  • Has 128,000,000 estimated unique monthly visitors
  • Gets 2.5 billion video views every month
  • Offers an international catalog of tens of millions of HD videos across all digital devices (computers, mobile devices, connected TVs and tablets)
  • Length of videos can be up to 60 minutes maximum length and 2GB size.
  • Upload quality of regular users are HD (1280*720p)

Metacafe

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Perfect for small-business owners who are planning to create interesting twists on their video campaigns, Metacafe allows users to upload short-form video entertainment.

It’s also one of the best video sharing sites because of the following reasons:

  • MetaCafe attracts over 40 million unique visitors per month
  • You can earn money from your uploads on MetaCafe through their Producer Rewards Program ($5 per 1,000 video views given that your view count is 20,000 or more).

Remember, whatever the kind of video each of the sites are allowing you to upload, it’s up to you to think outside the box and be creative.

I won’t say for a second it’s easy, no sugar-coating in this camp, but for something that’s gonna be so huge sooner or later?

Why not start now and be ahead of your competitors?

What do you think? Share your comments below.

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