5 Things You Didn't Know About Vimeo
- Vimeo is a digital company with a small office and recommends that customers and users send emails or use Twitter instead of calling the office.
- With a free account, you can upload and save up to 500 MB of videos and content every week throughout the year.
- Premium accounts come in two different levels, and customers can pay for one of these accounts upfront or by the week.
- If you have a Facebook account, you can log in with Facebook, create a new Vimeo account and link the two.
- With some accounts, Vimeo will even let you keep track of your statistics and see how many people watched and liked your videos.
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Although you can get a free account with Vimeo, you'll get access to more features and more storage space with one of the premium accounts. The site will charge the card on file each month, and you can log in and cancel your account at any time. After selecting the type of premium account you need, you can click on that package and load the checkout page. Vimeo requires that you enter your name, register an email address and choose a password for your new account. Once you enter that information, you'll arrive at the checkout page. This lets you pay via PayPal, with a debit card or with a credit card. To the right of the card types the site accepts is a line that says, "Have a promo code" in green. Click on that line to bring up the code box. Input your code, hit the apply button and then finish paying.
Zach Klein and Jake Ludwig worked together for College Humor in the early 2000s and came up for the idea of a video sharing website that would appeal to both regular people and professionals. They established Vimeo at the end of 2004 and watched as it quickly became a success. IAC bought out the company just a few years after it started. The site now has more than 20 million registered users and gets more than 100 million visitors every month. Though similar to Facebook and YouTube, Vimeo offers users more freedom in terms of what they post and share.
Though the site originally gave users complete freedom, it later implemented new rules that dictate what users can and cannot post. Vimeo now prohibits users from posting video game videos. These videos were once fairly popular and provided tips for new players. Citing the amount of time it took to watch one of those videos and the amount of space those videos utilized on the site, Viemo placed a ban on gaming videos in 2008. The site also bans any videos that infringe on the trademark or copyright of an individual or corporation, but it does allow parody videos that are not subject to those rules and regulations.
As a new user, you will need to decide on which package is right for you. Competitors to Vimeo, like YouTube and Truveo, typically only offer free packages that do not come with as many features. The basic package is completely free. You get privacy protection by the use of a customized password and 25 GB of storage each year or up to 500 MB of storage every week. You can even log into the site from your Facebook account to link the two pages easily. Vimeo Plus is one of two paid packages the site offers. You get priority support, advanced privacy protection and the ability to view advanced stats relating to the content you post. Membership also comes with 5 GB of storage each week up to 250 GB of storage each year. Vimeo Pro is its largest and most comprehensive package, but Vimeo recommends its Pro package for artists and directors. You get 1 TB of storage each year or 20 GB of storage each week, and you can pay extra to get up to 3 TB of storage annually. The site lets you customize the videos you post with your own logo and distribute your videos too. You can charge users a fee to buy your videos outright or rent those videos for a shorter period of time.
Professionals often use the site as a way to connect with potential customers or clients. In the video called 5 Ways Vimeo is Better than YouTube for your Business [Creator's Tip #145], you can learn direct from expects as to how you can use Vimeo to its fullest to help grow your business.
Even if you aren't a professional and don't run your own business, there are still some great advantages to using Vimeo. When you create your own account, the site will show your unique feed each time you log into the site. Your feed will show you the channels you follow, the videos you watched and liked in the past and give you some new information you might need. It also keeps a running total of how much storage you used and the amount you have remaining. If you post videos of your own, you can even view some basic stats from the home page. Vimeo keeps a running total of how many times users played your videos, liked your videos and watched those videos all the way through until the end in the last five days.
Finding videos that grab your attention is easy too. Links at the bottom of the page direct you to favorites chosen by the Vimeo staff, various channels created by other users and the Vimeo On Demand area of the site. The On Demand section features hundreds of videos that you can buy or rent. Those videos include popular documentaries, hit feature films, cute animated features and independent productions. You'll even find series produced by directors that are only available to watch via the Vimeo website.
Vimeo Social Media Links
Vimeo on Facebook: Vimeo often posts short video clips on Facebook that give you a look at new longer videos and make you want to watch the whole thing. You can also leave comments, ask questions and even share status updates posted by the company.
Vimeo on Twitter: As Vimeo doesn't have a public contact number, you'll want to head to Twitter with any questions you have. The company works hard to answer tweets, questions and comments within 24 hours or less, and you may get a response even faster. Find out about new videos arriving on the site and which devices you can use the Vimeo app on through Twitter too.
Vimeo on Instagram: When you follow Vimeo on Instagram, getting a behind the scenes look at how the company operates is a snap. The images and videos that you might see give you a look at how those working for the company produce their own videos. Other images might inspire you to pick up your own camera and start shooting.
Vimeo on Tumblr: To keep up with the needs of its customer base, Vimeo launched its own Tumblr page. When you visit the site, you'll see links at the very top of the page that direct you to different areas like the staff picks section, which feature the favorite videos of Vimeo workers. You can also pick up some tips on shooting your own videos and getting people to like the videos you post.
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