Founder
Joined June 2013
Asked almost 6 years ago

I have recently seen lot of business people use vimeo than youtube. Is there any specific reason behind this?

Vimeo vs Youtube

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Joined September 2013
Responded over 5 years ago
Its youtube for visual artists. No home videos.
Cofounder Engineering
Joined August 2012
Responded almost 6 years ago
I see a lot of people making their living off of YouTube. It's not traditional, but they are definitely business people!
Social Intelligence Lead
Joined July 2013
Responded almost 6 years ago
The main reason why Vimeo is more professional (or at least that is the common perception) is the Pro plan that enables you to get in-depth insight and store HD quality videos with an all-round clean interface, as opposed to YouTube's layout that favours engagement and social interactions.
Marketing Operations Manager
Joined July 2013
Responded almost 6 years ago
YouTube definitely has a larger community and the backing of Google, but Vimeo has a clean, professional look and feel, plus no ads. I guess it depends what you're going for.
Associate Product Manager, VCC Trainer, Account Management Specialist
Joined June 2013
Responded almost 6 years ago
Good observation, Ben. Due to the fact that Google is the search engine with greatest market share and it also owns YouTube, that does put YouTube front and center. Even a video search on Google shows a far greater percentage of YouTube videos than any on any other platform.
Director of Marketing
Joined April 2013
Responded almost 6 years ago
If you are looking to get SEO value out of your videos, I'd definitely go with YouTube. It most definitely gets scraped more by Google, and is more likely to be returned in search results. I rarely see Vimeo videos returned in results (if ever actually). IMO though, Vimeo has a slicker, more sveldt interface.
Associate Product Manager, VCC Trainer, Account Management Specialist
Joined June 2013
Responded almost 6 years ago
Another thing Vimeo does not have is the suggested videos for you to watch once you finish your Youtube video. Some are entirely unrelated to the current video...which could be problematic when using for business - ie. marketing.
Associate Product Manager, VCC Trainer, Account Management Specialist
Joined June 2013
Responded almost 6 years ago
Vimeo has the advantage, because you don't need a Google account to view a private Vimeo video. Also, I think Vimeo provides the administrator more control over how they want the video to be presented, and it defaults to showing HD. You can also password protect the video, which is not possible in Youtube. Some would argue the Vimeo embedded video player is better as well.
Head of Indirect Sales and Business Development for Latin America
Joined June 2013
Responded almost 6 years ago
Youtube will just pop ads in your videos at any given time. Don't know about Vimeo, but youtube is still dominant in the market so I'd still go with them rather than Vimeo.