Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty)

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Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ

Kat Palmiotti As Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate and others have said, Vimeo is a great alternative. Another platform is Rumble, which is similar to Facebook.

In fact, I use Vimeo exclusively and no longer post anything on YouTube.

Why?

First, contrary to general belief, almost no one is going to find your videos on YouTube unless you get tons of views over several months, which is HIGHLY unlikely for people in our industry. So, there's really no benefit from YT/Google there.

As for sharing, you can create a Share link on Vimeo videos. So, that concern is gone.

Finally, the video quality on Vimeo's platform is far better than YouTube and you have MUCH more control over the look of your Vimeo player customizing it to your colors, etc.

The only reason YouTube has the "name," is because, 1) it was the first, and 2) it's pushed by Google. That said, I will do anything I can to avoid Google, et al, as long as I can still accomplish my business goals.

I strongly recommend Vimeo.

Sep 30, 2021 03:48 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Vimeo is a great alternate, as others have said.  It's not owned by Google, so there is no excessive tracking, like on youtube.  The downside is that it doesn't have the "mind share" or eyeballs that YT does, and because G doesn't own it, they bury it in the search results.

 

A free account has limits on storage and daily uploads, which have never been a problem for me.  I post videos to both Vimeo and YT.  My video gallery is a plugin that only works with YT, but on my listing detail pages I embedd the Vimeo video.  I don't see Rumble or Gab.TV as being good alternates at this time.

Sep 29, 2021 08:38 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Another popular site is Vimeo. But as far as popularity YouTube, I think, wins out. And given that Google owns it, guess who gets favored in search results!

Sep 29, 2021 07:55 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Vimeo

Sep 29, 2021 04:10 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

81% of adults use YouTube, over half the YT audience says they log on daily, the video platform beams into 100 countries. Over 2 billion monthly users, 122 million daily visits means don't dilute your video efforts looking for anything better by a mile. If average time spend daily is 18 minutes on YouTube, tweaking your YT channel to capture more eyeballs and eardrums is the mission Kat Palmiotti . How to use YT with embeds of that video upload in your blog, your website, the link added to your emails just makes the subscribers grow, the channel visits to increase. Use YT for solid analytics, massive users base. Like blogging, it's not the platform alone, but more how you use it, if you are dedicated daily to plant, weed, water, feed.

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Sep 30, 2021 03:59 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

There's vimeo, but often when you need to embed a video a platform will only accept a youtube link, I've found.

Sep 30, 2021 04:32 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Way beyond my paygrade, but Vimeo gets a nod as a possibility. Ken Jones, way more techie than me likes Vimeo!

Sep 30, 2021 04:20 AM
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Yes there's Vimeo.  It's also free.  Each platform has it's pros and cons.  Neither is perfect.  Maybe something else will come along.

Sep 29, 2021 08:26 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Vimeo is the only reliable one I know.

Have to disagree with Ken with videos on YT. Mine always get found, it depends on of course they keywords & title line just like any other post. I do not know if anyone has done any investigative work on V vs. YT on that subject though.

Sep 30, 2021 06:45 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Youtube seems to have won this one, the alternatives do not compare.

Sep 29, 2021 04:42 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kat,

We are Vimeo fans as are our clients.  Like you we have always had philosophical differences with You Tube.  And the best part of vimeo is that you can have your video appear as if  it is on your own channel.  

Sep 30, 2021 09:24 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The only other I know of is Vimeo, Kat Palmiotti 

I have the capability of hosting videos on my VPS.  They would be embed from my server link.  The issue with that is I would be forever tied to paying for that server whereas, with YT, I do not pay.

Sep 30, 2021 08:10 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have used Vimeo, but YouTube is Google, and gets more SEO.

Sep 30, 2021 05:39 AM
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John Meussner
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Vimeo & Wistia both offer video embed options that can be shared.  As a true youtube alternative (video with more of a social media aspect) Rumble is the only one I'm aware of.  I use Vimeo or the BombBomb platform which also offers embed codes when you record video there.

Oct 04, 2021 02:47 PM
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Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

I use Vimeo where branding is not an issue and Wellcomemat for their non branded player which I need for posing on the MLS systems. Good luck!

Oct 04, 2021 12:50 PM