Question for the collective: YouTube or Vimeo for videos? What are SEO implications of each, or does it matter?
Devin Brock: Good question. ðŸ‘
Wyatt Campbell: Youtube is my preference given the preponderance of YouTube over any other platforms on Google.
Messiah Aguilar: what about for link earning though?
Messiah Aguilar: The argument is whether hosting the videos on the client site would offer opportunity to link back to them rather than a link to youtube?
Wyatt Campbell: Thats a different question imho, of whether to host or not, not really related to what service.In that situation, then its up to the goals of the video campaign.
Messiah Aguilar: ok thanks.
Wyatt Campbell: If Im not seeing videos on the SERPs, go host for the links.
London Howell: Id say hosting yourself would be the best, in terms of SEO, at least for most businesses. But bandwidth could become an issue, depending upon the hosting service. I do think, though, that YouTube (which would be my preference, over Vimeo) hosted videos can be put to good SEO use.
Ruby Chapman: If its part of a marketing effort, YouTube.But if you need it for higher quality video for embedding, Vimeo.
Arya Ellis: Itâ€™s far easier to drive traffic from Youtube. Traffic is how natural links naturally occur. Itâ€™s easier to build an audience on Youtube. Building an audience means you can move more traffic over time.Thatâ€™s assuming itâ€™s got to be â€œor.â€ Other than picking one for embedding, thereâ€™s no need to just use one.
Hudson Moreno: Time Square Electronic Billboard Screens!
Hudson Moreno: Oh. wait. Youre asking specific to internet arent you?
Hudson Moreno: Nevermind.
Allison Welch: Since Google is also YouTube, I made YouTube my number 1 focus. However, I am not disregarding Vimeo.