YouTube is the most well-known video sharing website. According to CISCO, online videos will account for more than 80% of all consumer internet traffic by 2020. Social Media Examiner reported that, 73% of marketers intended on increasing their usage of video. Video submission sites are indispensible assets for content marketers. If you are a marketer and you are looking to promote your videos, following are some of the most popular video sharing websites.
(Alexa, Global Rank: 2)
YouTube gets over 30 million visitors per day. About 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day.
All of these social media platforms have video sharing options and they have significant user bases. Make sure you are utilizing these platforms before moving onto the rest. Facebook video receives 135 percent more organic reach than a Facebook photo. And, video views on Twitter grew 220X from December 2014 to December 2015. These platforms are must-have's on any video promotion sites list.
(Alexa, Global Rank: 131)
Dailymotion is a video-sharing website based in France. Users can upload, watch and share videos. It is one of the biggest video platforms in the world, offering a mix of content from users, independent creators and premium partners.
(Alexa, Global Rank: 135)
Vimeo was founded in 2004 and it was the first video sharing website to introduce High Definition video (starting in October 2007).
(Alexa, Global Rank: 243)
9gag functions very much like a social media site. It hosts both photos and videos, that is shared by users. It is worth noting that, users can share URLs of videos hosted elsewhere which get embedded on 9gag. The video watching experience is very much like an online TV. Good quality videos that are submitted on the platform, often go viral.
(Alexa, Global Rank: 346)
Flickr is owned by Yahoo. In 2013, The Verge reported that 87 million registered users and 3.5 million daily image uploads. Flickr has a discover option for videos and it gets massive online traffic. Hence, Flickr is likely to remain relevant in the future as a prominent video sharing website. It is one of the many assets that improves Yahoo’s company value.
(Alexa, Global Rank: 1153)
LiveLeak was founded in 2006. It is different from other video sharing websites in that, it seeks to promote reality footage, war, politics and other worldly events. With a tagline of “Redefining the Media”, it’s goal is to function as a platform for citizen journalism.
(Alexa, Global Rank: 1850)
Photobucket, as the name suggests, started as a photo hosting website. It was founded in 2003 and was acquired by Fox in 2007. Photobucket has a video option as well. The website is most similar to Flickr, except Flickr is a lot more popular. Photobucket still gets a lot of online traffic and is a very good platform for sharing videos.
(Alexa, Global Rank: 3726)
eBaum’s World was founded in 2001 and had USD$5 million revenue in 2007. The website’s primary purpose has been to share entertainment related videos. It has suffered many lawsuits over the years. It still remains a prominent name in the online video sharing industry.
(Alexa, Global Rank: 3822)
MySpace is a household name. Even though its glory days are behind it, the website still gets lots of visitors and it has a thriving video sharing section with millions of views.
(Alexa, Global Rank: 5315)
TinyPic is similar to Flickr and Photobucket. It’s interface looks very dated but its video sharing service is being used by numerous users. The video discover options are not that great but it’ll still help get your video indexed by search engines since the website’s ranking is quite good.
(Alexa, Global Rank: 8754)
Break.com was one of my favorite websites back in the day. You could find all kind of cool knick-knacks like games, stories and jokes. Currently, Break.com thrives on video sharing. It’s a lot like eBaum’s World, except I personally prefer Break.com’s interface a lot more. Break.com is only a few ranks behind eBaum’s World and it should be a staple in any video marketer’s list.
(Alexa, Global Rank: 10,938)
Veoh was founded in 2004 as an online TV. You can watch movies, TV Shows and such. However, the website also has a video sharing option. It suffered many lawsuits and even went bankrupt once. It was then acquired by an Israeli company in 2010.
(Alexa, Global Rank: 14,088)
Metacafe is yet another video sharing website. The website is famous for short videos. It’s user interface is quite attractive. In 2011, Metacafe was attracting 13 million unique visitors per month.
(Alexa, Global Rank: 36,676)
There’s not much known about Vidmax. The website has a trending section and the user interface is not horrible. The website’s ranking is quite modest as well. It’s a very decent platform for sharing videos.
(Alexa, Global Rank: 51,353)
VidiVodo is a Turkish video sharing website. The website isn’t exactly in English but the it’s well ranked and the user interface is good. Plus, the website has a lot of global content such as English music videos. Therefore, there’s an audience for English content. Will you say no to organic traffic? Make sure you utilize it for sharing your videos.
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