Compared: Vimeo vs Youtube, which is best?

YouTube and Vimeo are two of the most popular video sites around, and at first glance they look quite similar, but there are some key differences.

Whether you’re looking for a platform to upload and share your videos, or you want somewhere to watch great quality content, there are lots of factors to bear in mind. Both YouTube and Vimeo offer free services, but both also have various premium services, which differ greatly. Vimeo also allows for much higher video quality than YouTube, which encourages users to focus on quantity rather than quality.

Upload costs

Vimeo works the other way round, letting viewers watch videos for free, but charging creatives to upload their content.

A Vimeo basic account is free, but comes with some strict limits on the amount of data you can upload (see below for full details). Premium Vimeo accounts are priced as follows:

  • Plus: $7 / £6 / AU$7 per month billed annually
  • Pro: $20 / £16 / AU$20 per month billed annually
  • Business: $50 / £40 / AU$50 per month billed annually
  • Premium: $75 / £70 / AU$75 per month billed annually

YouTube gives watchers a chance to watch recordings for nothing, however on the off chance that you would prefer not to be hindered by promotions, at that point you’ll have to move up to YouTube Premium. This is free for this first month, and $11.99/£11.99/AU$14.99 every month from that point.

All about the costs and prices

YouTube Premium additionally gives you a chance to play recordings out of sight while you utilize different applications on your telephone (perfect for music recordings), and gives you access to YouTube Originals (TV arrangement and motion pictures appointed by YouTube).

Recordings on Vimeo aren’t peppered with advertisements, and many are allowed to watch, yet others are accessible on a compensation for every view premise called Video on Demand (VoD). This offers three levels:

Lease, which enables you to stream the video for a particular period

  • Purchase, which gives you a chance to stream the video for whatever length of time that it stays on Vimeo
  • Buy in, which gives you access to everything on the VoD’s page, including any new recordings that are transferred in future.
  • VoD installments go straightforwardly to the maker. All makers acknowledge US dollars as installment, however different monetary forms (counting pounds sterling and Australian dollars) are discretionary.

Summary

So overall, it would appear that YouTube is better, although if you are employed in the arts, graphics or design then Vimeo offers a viable alternative solution, albeit for a higher price.

Why did YouTube close my account?

If you have a website and you have been using YouTube as a method of driving traffic to your website, then you may want to take note. It would appear that Google – who have owned YouTube since late 2006 – are on a mission to clean up the internet by ridding it of spam and ensuring that all content created and published by webmasters is ‘useful’ to those who are reading it.

For many years, thousands upon thousands of people have been complaining that their YouTube accounts have been terminated with not so much as a warning, an explanation or any hope of getting them back. Today there seem to be no signs of things changing, as it is estimated that Google permanently deletes over 10,000 YouTube accounts every single day.

 

Why is this Happening?

Google’s official explanation for the sudden removal of accounts and uploaded videos is that such content is in violation of one or more of over a dozen different policies that they have created and enforced over the years. These policies have been designed and created in order to ensure that all videos uploaded are suitable for the YouTube audience.

As a result, all videos that are uploaded to the website are monitored in order to ensure that they do not violate any of these policies. Depending on the nature of the content of the video, it may be subject to further moderation and in many cases even manual review. YouTube account holders who upload too many videos that violate the strict policies will find that they are promptly banished from the website, and any subsequent accounts created afterwards – regardless of the actual content of the videos uploaded – will suffer from the same fate.

How to add YouTube videos to GoDaddy Web Hosting (Site Builder)

If you’re using GoDaddy Site Builder, then don’t despair, it is possible to add any YouTube video to your site – indeed, it’s even possible to add multiple ones, never mind just one video. Read on to find out how.

As of November 2019, YouTube no longer supports the software component used for Website Builder v6 and InstantPage. However, you can still display YouTube videos by adding HTML code to your Website Builder v6 pages.

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. In your Products list click Website Builder, and then click Manage next to the account you want to use.
  3. Click Design Your Pages.
  4. If necessary, from the Pages menu, select the page to which you want to add a video.
  5. Click the content block you want to edit, and at the block’s bottom-left, click the HTML button.
  6. After the Edit HTML window opens, switch to a new tab or window in your web browser.
  7. Browse to the YouTube video you want to place on your page.
  8. Click the Share button below the video to display a field containing code.
  9. Click Embed and then Show More below the code field.
  10. Use the Video size menu to choose a standard display size or Custom size, then select or deselect the choices listed below the menu.
    Note: The code field’s content changes based on your choices.
  11. Copy all content in the code field.
  12. Switch back to your Website Builder v6 page and replace the Edit HTML window’s code by pasting in the copied YouTube code.
  13. Click OK to close the Edit HTML window.
    Note: To preview the video within your Website Builder v6 page, click the play arrow. To adjust the settings, click the < > button again.
  14. When you’re ready, click Publish.

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Will Vimeo ever be Bigger than YouTube?

If you’ve ever watched a video online then the chances are you have visited the YouTube website to do it. But did you know that there are other websites out there that will allow you to watch, upload and share videos just like YouTube? In fact, there are many websites out there that offer the similar or even better functionality than YouTube. One of the largest of such websites is called Vimeo.

Vimeo was founded in November 2004 approximately a year earlier than YouTube, yet it only receives around 0.98% of the voice compared to YouTube’s 97.2%, and has only 100 million registered users compared to YouTube’s 1 billion. The main reason for this is thought to be that while the creators of Vimeo were developing it in their spare time alongside their college work, YouTube was heavily invested in by huge technology companies more or less from the outset, and then was sold to Google in 2006.

Despite the fact that YouTube is so much bigger, Vimeo is still pretty big. It still receives over 100 million visits every month, and makes around $40 million each year. So it’s no small fish, and it is probably YouTube’s biggest competitor, so is there any chance of Vimeo becoming bigger than YouTube in the future?

Probably not. For starters, the fact that YouTube already has over a billion registered users will mean that it will be pretty difficult to overtake. Although there are 7 billion people on the planet, there is still a massive potential audience for Vimeo, but the snowball effect will mean that as Vimeo continues to grow, so will YouTube. The difference is that YouTube will grow at a much larger rate as it has the financial capital and share in the video upload market to just keep growing.

It also helps that YouTube is owned by the largest search engine in the world, Google. When people search on Google and videos appear in the search result, statistically there will be more YouTube videos than any other website because of the fact that YouTube has so many more videos than the other video sharing websites.

There is also the fact that Google could show bias to its own products and therefore only return YouTube videos in search results. Google denies doing this, but there have been examples when this has in fact been the case. If Google is the largest search engine in the world and is not showing Vimeo videos in search results then it will be very difficult for Vimeo to become more popular.

One thing that may work in Vimeo’s favour is the fact that YouTube has so many ads these days. Ads appear before, after and now in the middle of some YouTube videos, which many people find extremely irritating. Vimeo offer a ‘Plus’ membership where advertisements will not be shown when members are logged in. Providing that this stays at good value for money, it could be a major reason for people to begin switched to Vimeo from YouTube.

There are also several other annoyances for YouTube users such as the fact that YouTube keep closing accounts, and the YouTube autoplay feature doesn’t work for a lot of people. These may be too much for some people to put up with and if they begin to search online for a YouTube alternative, Vimeo will be the most popular result.

Solved: How to spot fake-popular YouTube videos

Is this story actually true? Who knows, but it caught my attention, as I have my eye on a BMW M3 and also because it involves YouTube 🙂

If you watch the video above, you’ll see that the story goes like this:

YouTuber had BMW M3 stolen, and saw it by chance on YouTube again being re-sold illegally at a junkyard.

This roused my suspicion because a BMW M3 that is only a few years old should not really end up at a junkyard / scrapyard. Even though the bonnet is open on the video, and there is some minor damage to the front-end, it looks (from where we are sitting anyway) to be a fully repairable car. And using the VIN you can see from here that it’s not actually ever been scrapped or written off…

The first bad sign?

No insurance underwriter is going to write off a car that is still worth about £25,000 ($40,000) without good reason – i.e. it’s worth way less than that. But why would it be?

When some people started to question this is in the comments, they were mysteriously locked and all comments removed/disabled. That’s the first warning sign.

The second warning sign is that you can see the likes and dislikes are disabled. A video with over 1m views would have at least one rating – it’s inevitable. And indeed I’d expect the number of likes/dislikes to be well into the five figures, for a video with this many views.

Locked comments are a red flag

YouTube gives you the option to lock comments, and also to prevent likes/dislikes being left. I can’t see any genuine reason to do this:

Every so often a video on YouTube goes viral and yet it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that it’s probably not fully true nor is everything as it seems. These are my two tips to spotting fake videos on YouTube – do you have any other tips?

TheVerge also has a fairly useful article here on how to spot fake viral ones (i.e. they’ve bought the views). Let’s be honest though — it’s much easier to create a fake video than it is to create a real one, and buy the views. If you create the right clickbait video title, the views will come.

Is YouTube Really Cracking Down On the Alt-right? (Answer: YES)

Whether you agree with the alt-right or not, you probably don’t agree with censorship. If we have a censored video website then we all become zombies with the same opinion. Sometimes it’s healthy to have a different opinion and to change your view, this is like on websites such as ChangeMyView here. So in spite of later reports, YouTube claims it isn’t attempting to expel conservative voices from its website in a purported “YouTube Purge that we all know about” head of business Robert Kyncl revealed to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s a load of nonsense!

“We have some flexibility under which YouTube works: opportunity of articulation, opportunity of chance, opportunity to have a place and flexibility of data,” Kyncl stated, emphasizing remarks he made to YouTuber Casey Neistat in February. “They really turn into our North Star amid troublesome circumstances. For me, having originated from a place that didn’t have opportunity of data and flexibility of articulation, they’re critical. Our message is that we completely are inclining in to flexibility of data and opportunity of articulation, subject to our group rules.

YouTube was first blamed for endeavoring to “cleanse” conservative voices toward the beginning of March in the #purge, after remarkable moderate savants, firearm advocates, trick channels and other conservative voices got group strikes or were bolted out of their channels. YouTube tended to the worries, revealing to Bloomberg that new arbitrators “may twist some of our strategies bringing about mixed up expulsions.” YouTube’s group at that point corrected those slip-ups, expelling strikes from makers that were given strikes, similar to the master firearm Military Arms Channel.

Things just opened up in following weeks, in any case, as a portion of the conservative’s loudest voices, as Alex Jones, announced that YouTube was taking up arms against small-c conservative content. Despite the fact that YouTube hasn’t altogether prohibited any of the commentators standing up about the stage purportedly cleansing their substance, it hasn’t prevented individuals from blaming the organization for control. The reality remains, in any case, there’s frequently little legitimacy to their allegations. Jones, for instance, got two group rule strikes against his channel after he distributed recordings wherein he charged that a portion of the more candid survivors of the Parkland school shooting in Florida were emergency performers.

YouTube didn’t issue a site-wide rule due to this; Jones got the strike since his substance abused the organization’s rules on cyberbullying and provocation. The organization’s strategies express that makers can’t make “pernicious and adverse remarks/recordings about someone else,” which Jones’ recordings did. Disputable makers are currently searching out elective stages as an approach to sidestep the organization’s rules and strategies. So what do you think, is YouTube right to do this? I don’t think so personally, and it will just drive content creators away to alternatives like GAB (if they allow videos anyway).

YouTube Web Video Stars

Can it really be only five years ago? YouTube is so culturally ingrained that thinking of a time before it existed is almost as mind-boggling as thinking of the pre-internet era itself. None the less, the site’s first video looks very much like the historical artefact it is. Uploaded on 23 April 2005 “Me at the zoo” is a poor-quality, 19-second clip featuring co-founder Jawed Karim standing in front of San Diego Zoo’s elephant enclosure. He says: “The cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really long, um… trunks.” He pauses. “And that’s pretty much all there is to say.”

Except of course, there was a lot more to say. Five years after Karim and two fellow PayPal employees Chad Hurley (now YouTube’s CEO) and Steve Chen (now chief technology officer) founded their video-sharing website, it hosts more than 120 million videos and 300 million accounts. Thanks to its founders, who sold it to Google a year after its inception for $1.65bn, the word “viral” now suggests a popular video before it does a nasty infection.

The site is a phenomenon that’s generated a whole culture of sub-phenomena with its canon of YouTube celebrities. Never before had anyone with a video camera been able to reach a potential audience of millions and for many – including pensioner Peter Oakley and BMX rider Danny MacAskill (both featured here) – they did so by accident. But when Hurley announced in 2007 that the site would start sharing advertising revenue with key “content providers” it meant that stars like Tay Zonday (also featured) were able to turn their hobby into financially viable, even lucrative, careers.

Tthe science behind what makes a video a hit and a vlogger a star remains vague. As Zonday says: “You could sooner herd cats than plan for the public to like or dislike something.” It’s an illuminating choice of phrase: cats are, of course, a pretty good bet. Likewise babies, though it’s still perplexing that a merely moderately amusing family moment is the most watched YouTube video of all time. “Charlie bit my finger” is a 56-second clip in which Charlie, aged one, bites the finger of his big brother Harry, aged three. It’s been viewed almost 177 million times.

How to Embed YouTube Videos in WooCommerce (Product Description etc)

So you want to embed a YouTube video in your wooCommerce pages but find it rather difficult. You are covered. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to embed YouTube videos in your product descriptions without any hassles.

Here we go!

The Direct Method

This is the easiest and simplest way to embed a YouTube video into your WooCommerce product descriptions  – but it’s only good if you don’t want to customize the Youtube video at all.

Step 1. Grab the URL of your YouTube video by clicking on the Share button on the YouTube site:

Step 2. Paste into your product description page at the end as shown below:

WARNING: Do not forget to change the editor mode from Visual to Text (highlighted in red) before pasting the YouTube URL, so you do not run into sudden page load.

Step 3. Click on button and see the changes.

See the following reference:

Checked the preview of your product description?

Satisfied… Happy Ending now!

Not Satisfied… Continue the hard way.

The Pro Method

In this section, we will discuss not only how to embed the articles but also how to resize and set different elements of the video frame the professional way.

Step 1. Grab the Embed Code of your YouTube video as shown below:

Step 2. Click on SHOW MORE and expand to use embed elements.

NB: If you need even more options for customizing the YouTube player we offer this free tool.

Step 3. Select a suitable video frame size.

Step 4. Adjust player controls and video title.

Step 5. Paste the code into WooCommerce editor as discussed in the previous section.

Step 6. Click to check if the video appears as you wish.

Step 7. Publish the changes.

And, you are done! Congratulations!

Why does my YouTube video not autoplay?

If you are a regular user of YouTube, then you will probably agree that one of the handiest things about it is the fact that it has the suggested videos and autoplay features. If you’re watching a video that you like then YouTube will automatically populate a long list of other, similar videos that you may also find interesting. Once your current video has finished playing, YouTube will then automatically play the next video in this populated list if you take no action.

The autoplay feature is great for situations such as parties where may want to just pick a song that you like and then let YouTube do the rest. This ‘set and forget’ method will enable you to play your favourite genre of music for many hours without having to do so much as press a button or click a mouse.

YouTube autoplay does come with one main disadvantage though. For many people, it simply doesn’t work. There’s nothing more annoying than watching a video on YouTube, and expecting more similar videos to play afterwards, only to find that the room goes silent and that nothing happens. If autoplay is not working for you the next time you’re trying to watch videos on YouTube, then try one of the methods that follow.

 

Make sure that Autoplay is enabled

Regardless of all of the other settings and options that you tweak and play with, if you haven’t enabled the autoplay feature on YouTube then it simply will not work. First thing’s first, make sure that autoplay is enabled when you’re watching a video. This is simple enough to do, as the autoplay button appears on the same page as any video that you may be watching. It’s a toggle switch that is highlighted blue if autoplay is enabled, or greyed out if it is not. If the button looks grey, simply click it once and wait for it to turn blue and for a tick to appear on the switch itself.

 

Check for Browser Profile Corruption Issues

If you’re one of the 15% of the internet population who use Firefox then the chances are that you will also be one of the people who have problems with the YouTube autoplay feature. Fortunately it’s a fairly simple fix, that just involved getting the latest version of the browser from Mozilla, and pasting a few lines of code into the profile in the AppData folder on your computer. Doing this and then restarting your browser will usually mean that autoplay starts to work again.

 

Alter the URL

If none of the above solutions work to enable autoplay on your YouTube video, then this little trick probably will. In your browser’s URL field where you typed in ‘https://www.youtube.com/’, simply add ‘?autoplay=1’ to the end of your video’s URL. This will set the value of the autoplay feature to ‘1’, which is translated into ‘true’ by the browser. The browser then knows to enable the autoplay feature on the video that you’re watching.

 

Disable AdBlock

People who are using various different internet browsers and have had problems with YouTube’s Autoplay feature in the past have found that the issue can often be resolved by disabling AdBlock. If you have AdBlock then you will find it under your browser’s add-ons or extensions, and adding YouTube as an exception will probably fix the issue so that autoplay works again. Of course the main disadvantage of this method is that you will be forced to watch the ads, and on YouTube there are a lot of them.

 

Singles chart to include YouTube views

The UK singles graph is getting another update to incorporate music video streams and downloads out of the blue.

While informal recordings or other client produced substance won’t tally towards craftsman streams – official recordings played on YouTube, Apple, Tidal and Spotify will.

The new principles will kick in on Friday 29 June and have been affirmed by record marks and BBC Radio 1, which communicates the graph every Friday.

In 2017 the music business saw a few records in spilling and YouTube sees crushed: “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee turned into the most-viewed YouTube video ever, while Dua Lipa had the most=watched video by a British lady that year.

Charts’ chief executive Martin Talbot told the BBC: “The way that music fans are consuming music is changing by the month. “It seems anachronistic to be saying ‘we’re only going to count the song’ when it also has a video attached to it.”

He also pointed out that big-budget videos won’t necessarily reap the benefits of the new chart rules, commenting: “This isn’t going to be a handbrake turn… we’re not going to suddenly see dozens of songs in the Top 20 that weren’t there before.” The move, which comes exactly four years after audio streams were incorporated into the chart, has been approved by record labels and BBC Radio 1, which broadcasts the chart every Friday.

Artist Song
1 Ed Sheeran Shape Of You
2 Luis Fonsi ft Daddy Yankee Despacito
3 Clean Bandit Rockabye
4 Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill
5 French Montana ft. Sway Lee Unforgettable
6 DJ Khaled ft Justin Bieber, Quavo & Chance The Rapper I’m The One
7 Dua Lipa New Rules
8 Jason Derulo ft Nicki Minaj & TY Swalla
9 Little Mix Touch
10 Camila Cabello ft Young Thug Havana

In a test, melodies with viral recordings just delighted in a little lift to their outline position.

A few craftsmen and video makers have just respected the move, with pop vocalist Dua Lipa taking note of how her breakout video for “New Rules” was “extremely essential to me in my profession” while Years and Years frontman Olly Alexander – who is discharging a video for each tune on the band’s forthcoming collection Palo Santo – said numerous fans think about a video as an inherent piece of a melody: “The reality they’ll be considered now for the outlines is something worth being thankful for,” he said.