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Best Video Hosting Services | Sharp Eye Animation Insights

Do you have videos that you want to share online, but aren’t sure which video hosting service – like YouTube or Vimeo you should use? Hey everyone, I’m Daniel Bales, Former Googler and Founder of Sharp Eye Animation. The place where businesses go for custom animated videos. And today you’re going to learn the best
video hosting platforms that you should be using for your next set of marketing videos. Keep watching.. Before we get started, be sure to subscribe to this channel so that when we come out with new video marketing tips, and more videos, you’ll get notified. So first off, what’s video hosting? Video hosting is simply a complicated phrase that means a place online that you can go upload your videos to and allow people to
play them back. YouTube is an example of a video hosting service, but there are a ton of other options out there depending on your needs. Right now you’re watching this video on
YouTube. YouTube is one of the most popular video hosting services around, and it’s really good at helping you get found. So unless you’re a large company with its
own internal video hosting service, you’ll likely want to start with YouTube and upload your videos there. YouTube is free, comes with some great seo tools, and has really powerful backend technology. Plus if you’ve considered running targeted
ads on YouTube where you can reach people based on who they are, their interests and habits and what they’re
actively researching online for example, you have to host your video on YouTube. To get started with ads like these, contact
the email in the description. The biggest downsides to using YouTube is that there is little-to-no customer service – outside of what you see online on text
pages. Again – being a former Googler, we have direct contacts at the company and can make sure that you get you the results you’re looking
for – contact us. That and you can’t customize video players – like changing the color scheme for example Or link out to external websites unless you’re a YouTube Partner, which you can only get after getting 1000 subscribers. Now the second most popular video hosting service is Vimeo. Vimeo was the first to support high-definition video way back in 2007 And they now offer hosting, sharing, and even live streaming videos in not just HD but 4K. Vimeo’s entry-level tier is also free, and
they let you control who you want to see your video based on location, for example. They also offer great collaboration tools,
if you have a team who that is working on a video together. The main downsides to using Vimeo is that you can’t customize their video players either like YouTube. Unless you pay, and the SEO offering aren’t as good as YouTube’s. Now third up on our list is Wistia. We use Wistia on the Sharp Eye Animation website and love it. Wistia provides not only video hosting, but also video creation tools, like Soapbox, which is their screen recording software. And they offer a lot of flexibility for their
video players. You can change colors, link out to other websites, embed forms and all kinds of stuff. They also have great customer service and really cool integrations with marketing tools like Salesforce, Marketo and Mailchimp. The main downside to using Wistia, is that it’s a bit expensive. JWplayer has been around forever, and they’re used by lots of large corporations and news websites. Their players are really easy to embed and
customize, and they’re usually up-to date with latest technologies. We’ve found that the only issues with JWplayer is that there isn’t the best customer support, and you do need strong technical chops to use it. Vidyard is another great video hosting service – pretty similar to Wistia They offer video players, hosting and analytics. It’s also a bit pricey, but like Wistia
you get a great-looking player and analytics that YouTube and Vimeo just don’t have. And they offer a discount to education-related businesses We’ve found that they also don’t provide
much support, and using it isn’t as intuitive as it could be. So that’s it! If you like this video, subscribe to our channel, right now. Also, if you want exclusive content that we only share with subscribers, head on over to Sharp Eye Animation website and subscribe to our email newsletter. Its free. Now I want to turn it over to you. Which of these platforms are you planning to use? Let me know by leaving a comment, right now. And if you want a video for your next video campaign, contact us in the description below. Thanks for watching

One Comment

  • Aspoonful of Knowledge

    I think you helped me decide. I will use Wistia. But I would like to know if Wistia also allows you to Live Stream like Vimeo?

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