YouTube or Vimeo for Your Business?

YouTube or Vimeo, which do you use for business? Today you will hardly find a person who doesn’t know or hasn’t used the service Vimeo Views.

This service helps people who own a video to get as many views as possible.

But before getting views there comes the choice of the video-sharing platform.

Everybody knows about video sharing websites YouTube or Vimeo. Some of us use these sites for watching videos, laughing, getting to know the latest news or finding inspiration, and some of us are the avid “uploaders” of these videos.

Today watching videos have become more popular in fashion than reading contextual based content.  For this reason alone business owners eager to promote their products have started to use videos as their number one choice for online marketing.

So where should you load your videos, on YouTube or on Vimeo?


Vimeo possesses a beautiful interface for videos. Even if you have a patchy Internet you won’t have many problems with uploading a video onto Vimeo. One of the pluses of Vimeo is its useful menus seen at the top of the page. However, Vimeo enjoys less awareness. So, in order to be able to compete with its rival YouTube, Vimeo launched its new feature called Vimeo Pro which is meant especially for small business owners. This feature is kind of separated from The Pro account makes it easier for small companies to compete with larger companies.

As for YouTube, we all know it is the most well-known video-sharing site on the web. It comprises a large volume of videos. YouTube makes it easier to share videos with other websites. However, there is one disadvantage as compared to Vimeo. YouTube doesn’t provide as much high quality content as Vimeo.

Speaking truthfully I really adore both sites but you will hardly find a person who spends a day without YouTube. So if you are a business owner perhaps using YouTube for the promotion of your product would be the right choice. But if you want to gain audience who is eager to have access to a high quality content video use Vimeo.

In brief, prefer YouTube to Vimeo for gaining wider audience and to achieve quicker results in the promotion of your videos.

  • Darren

    Nice post, Roman. I just started to upload videos to YouTube and was considering using Vimeo, too. It sounds like it will be worth it.


  • Stephan Hilson

    I haven’t heard of Vimeo and I have been a fan of Youtube. I checked out the Vimeo, which I found to be promising but it has few videos of my choices. And there are many videos in the Youtube. I have tried uploading video on Youtube but I wasn’t successful in marketing the videos. I guess I’ll try vimeo too. Thanks for the interesting insights.

  • Roman

    Hi Darren. Glad you liked it. Vimeo is a great place to share your videos and the main difference is it is not so spammed as Youtube by marketers :)

  • Ileane

    Hi Roman, I never heard of Vimeo Views, sounds interesting. I use YouTube and Vimeo but I get much more traffic from YouTube back to my blog. I don’t think I get any traffic from Vimeo come to think of it. Thanks. for the post.

  • Katie Woodard

    YouTube is definitely my choice as well. Way more people will view your video because so many people are on YouTube.

  • Kurt Rasche @ Las Vegas SEO

    Why not use both? Even better idea, if you have a website:

    Load the video to your own site first. Once it is indexed in Google, then load it to YouTube and Vimeo pro with a link back to your video page.

    The problem with relying on YouTube or Vimeo for ALL your video needs is – You lose them. As Roman pointed out, people go to YouTube for entertainment, news, etc. They can get stuck on there for hours and forget how they got there in the first place!

    There is also a pretty good chance that YouTube will be kind enough to show your viewer all your competitors videos to when yours finishes.

    With WordPress and Video Plug-ins – anyone can have there own video site up and running in no time.

  • Raj

    Youtube any day. These days, one can make some money through advertising too by making sufficient number of videos on youtube.

  • rahul

    YouTube is filled with spammers. Google should work on it to increase quality on the other hand vimeo sounds interesting and can be used as a youtube alternative.

  • Peter

    I always post the video on youtube and vimeo. I think that’s the best way to get the most views. I really like the great interface of vimeo more then youtube, but everyone knows that youtube is the most popular video sharing site. Keep on the good work!

  • Mary G. Tengan

    Hi Roman,

    I love your post. I am a YouTube user. Indeed people hardly spent a day without YouTube. This is a great website to promote something and earn money. But I will try Vimeo to see the difference.

  • apple@Austin Investment Consulting

    I’ll be heading up to YouTube since it is widely known all over the web. Putting up videos in a post is great. Thanks for introducing vimeo to me, I’ll consider.

  • William Davis

    It would be a lot easier to use YouTube since it is the leading site for it’s field. Using a video is one way to get viral,with quality content and value of it.