Top 5 hosting sites for videos
Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video, compared to 10% when reading it in text. (Source: Insivia)
Whoa, that’s huge! Are you still there? Just checking that you haven’t left and started making videos because of that statistics. Chuckles.
With the high retention rate of video content and proven high conversion rate you know it’s worth investing in. The next question is where to host your videos? Because video files are large and take up a lot of server bandwidth and storage space.
Well, by using a video hosting site, you will avoid the hassle of not having enough server resources and website performance slowing down because of all your videos.
With all that said, here are the top 5 hosting sites for videos that are free.
- YouTube – Of course, it’s included in our list. The favorite of many because of its huge audience. This is 2 in 1, a social media platform, and a free video hosting site. The potential to gain more popularity and customers is very high.Not to mention its monetization feature that makes money for a lot of vloggers.
- Facebook This is also 2 in 1, a social media platform and a video hosting site. Did you know that Facebook has an embed feature? Meaning when you upload a video to Facebook, a unique code is automatically generated and you can paste that code on your website or blog to share it.If you want to target a specific audience and attract more customers, you can use Facebook ads.
- Vimeo – This is for you if you want ad-free videos. Not a very popular video hosting site, but known for quality content made by professionals and creatives.
Not totally free, but offers a free account that lets you upload up to 500MB of videos per week.
- Dailymotion – This will work for you if your videos are less than 1 hour long and less than 2GB in size, but storage and bandwidth are unlimited.Embed feature for sharing to social media platforms and other websites is also available, as well as monetization feature. Ads are present but are shown at the end of the video.
- Google Drive – Not just a cloud storage for personal files, but can also be used for hosting videos. When you upload a compatible video format, it can convert it into a YouTube video. And the video will be automatically uploaded to your Youtube channel.Embed feature is also available for sharing on social media platforms and websites. As for the video size limitation, it depends on the storage space available in your Google Drive.
So those are your video hosting options. You’re now ready to make engaging videos and use the power of visuals for your good and the good of your customers.
Uploading videos and making it accessible on social media platforms and websites is so much easier now more than ever. This is the best time to get your message out there and impact as many people as possible.
Bonus tip: Remember that all videos you post for your marketing should be SEO optimized and should have descriptive writing under them.