As you consider social media and social media marketing in terms of how you advertise your small business you will know that they are a number of ways to reach customers and also share your information.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn are the top four social media buttons that you may find on most of the websites. But these are not only the four options and you may face a dilemma where you will be left to answer the question: Which one is best for you?
When it comes to video sharing, the main reason to utilize any of these services is to not own the expense of hosting. Videos require a lot of space on the server and can affect you website performance if you host them all by yourself. So opting for a video hosting service and embedding files in an i-frame enables you to keep your website working just fine. It is also based on the service you utilize and is an impressive way to get visibility on the web off of your website
But the most confusing question that I want to ask today is, Should I utilize YouTube or Vimeo for my small business?”
Quite obvious the answer is based on what kind of audience you are targeting and how you want to seen by them.
Let’s see how to utilize them and how one would be the better option than other and vice versa. Obviously the last call would be yours but here are some things that you must pay heed to:
If you are a company that sells directly to your customers or what you call as B2C business and also want to keep the expense low at the same time, YouTube would be a great choice, Why? As it is free of cost and has no such limitation on what content you display and will randomly pull your video up dependent on relevant keywords: which suggests you have more chances of getting found online. If you are dealing in an e-commerce business than again YouTube is an impressive way to share commercials and advertise product and share videos at the same time.
For a company that primarily sells to other business, the best option would be Vimeo. But there is a cost associated so that you can utilize it with no limitations. Actually Vimeo is one such video sharing site that is more stringent with what kinds of videos are uploaded. While it free of cost you cannot use it for infomercial kind of video or commercials that involve selling or promoting your product or services until and unless you register for their “Pro” plan. However if you want to utilize video just for sharing some useful information or what we say as quality content, vimeo is a good option as you can easily embed the video on your website too. I recommend spending the small amount to get the Pro plan as it has the biggest benefit over YouTube for small business is that you and your business is kept as the main focus and there are no advertisement or any other videos that pop up at the end of your video.