Everybody loves videos! While there are plenty of video sharing sites and apps floating online, six of them lead the pack in both popularity and number of features offered.
Of course, everyone knows about YouTube, but there are 5 other ones that are worth mentioning because of the number of shared and quality of those videos.
Vloggers, filmmakers, online marketers, and web surfers can all take advantage of the following video sharing websites and apps for business, information, and entertainment.
With over 1 billion users visiting the site each month, YouTube by far outranks any other video-sharing site on the net.
When it comes to the variety and quality of videos, YouTube has everyone beat. In fact, almost 300 hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube every minute and over 5 billion videos are viewed every single day! The numbers are truly astonishing.
When it comes to features, this video platform allows you to set up your own channel, build subscribers, and use keywords to rank on YouTube, as well as Google.
YouTube was the first video-sharing website online and it is still the best.
It is hard to compete with YouTube in sheer volume and reach, but Vimeo has some pretty impressive statistics that warrants its 2nd place recognition.
Vimeo boasts 280 million monthly viewers, 35 million members, and 715 million views per month. By no means do these numbers come close to YouTube, but Vimeo is still a great video-sharing site that offers a broad audience for both marketers and professional artists alike.
It is said that Vimeo’s community is much more personable and friendly than that of YouTube as most of the members are serious artists sharing their work with the world. Vimeo subscribers consist mostly of filmmakers, animators, artists, and musicians.
Vimeo offers both free and paid subscriptions for those artists and marketers who wish to reach and influence a greater number of people.
Justin.tv is used for live streaming and not just for uploading videos. The live streaming is available throughout the world which makes it great for delivering presentations, webinars, and events simultaneously across the globe.
Just like YouTube, Justin.tv allows broadcasters to embed HTML snippets into other sites. It also has chat box options that are active during each broadcast, which is great for engaging viewers.
The Justin.tv platform has both free and paid versions for subscribers who wish to broadcast more frequently.
The first app on the list, Cinemagram fuses both images and videos with altering capabilities. It works on both Android and IOS devices although it is originally an IOS app.
This video app basically allows users to take photos or short videos shot from their mobile device and animate portions of it as they see fit. While users can not animate the entire still pic, they can animate a portion of it making parts of the pic come alive. Think of it as Instagram GIF’s that move in certain areas.
The second app on the list, Snapchat is a video messaging service that works on mobile devices. The uniqueness of this app is in its short shelf life. Basically, the app allows users to record 9-second videos that when viewed are quickly deleted through animated scenes resembling explosions.
Users are given the option to decide how long the message should stay for. The shortest-lived messages last for only a second, while the longest ones, roughly a minute.
Snapchat is popular among children and has over 300 million monthly users and approximately 173 million active daily users.
The video sharing platform, known as Vevo, only deals in music. This platform is unique in that it integrates with YouTube and is available as an app as well.
Vevo showcases official music videos by artists and does not allow for individual viewers or subscribers to upload their own videos. It is mostly used for its video search functions in regards to professional musicians.
Vevo boasts over 24 billion monthly views, over a billion hours of video views, and 400 million monthly watchers.
Think of Vevo as the online version of MTV.