With 52% of marketing professionals worldwide naming video as the type of content with best ROI the main question now is what are the best places to submit your video content to? These are the search engines you should take in consideration when you’re about to submit a video. For some you have heard. Others you will heard about. They all have the traffic for your videos.
Google – the undisputed number one search engine in the world. Though Google tends to serve YouTube results for video first, research results on Google and YouTube are not the same, so when you search a video the best thing is to use both to find the what u are looking for.
YouTube – When comes to video searches, YouTube is the number one search engine in the world. You can upload, view, and share video clips, TV clips, music videos, video blogging, short original videos, educational videos etc. Even though most of the content has been uploaded by individuals, media corporations (like CBS, BBC, Vevo) and organizations provide their video content via YouTube, following the conditions of the YouTube’s partnership program. Latest stats done by eBizMBA show Youtube is the most popular video website at the moment.
Yahoo Screen – it’s an on-demand streaming service for TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media, allowing users to upload and share videos. Latest stats done by eBizMBA show they took the fourth place on a list of the 15 most popular video websites. Video is the main focus on this site, with either your video selection or a suggestion from Yahoo being prominently displayed on the page.
Bing Video – being a part of Microsoft’s Bing search engine search results includes YouTube, Yahoo, Vimeo and many other video hosting site. Bing Video provides users to search and view videos across various websites. Using Bing Videos home page you can search for TV shows, music videos, the most-watched video content on the Web, and recent news and sports videos. It allows the user to instantly watch a short preview of the original video: filtering results by video duration; sorting by either relevance or date; view Selection that switches between the grid view and list view; related people that suggests famous people who are related to the query.
AOL Video (AOL Video) – similar to Bing, it shows results from all over the web. You can search for video using the bar at the top ( similar to a traditional Web search), or you can scroll to the bottom of the page, past the top picks and featured partners, which is more advanced search tool option. Unlike other video search engine websites, AOL On plays the video in the AOL player, using the video from the hosting site as the source. The site also has browsing capabilities to sort content based on common themes.
eHOW – is an online how-to guide containing many articles and videos, created by freelancers . People tend to use it as a searching tool when they are search for a how-to video. It offers a wide variety of topics organized into many categories. One drawback to eHow is that it shows results for videos posted only on the eHow site.
Blinkx – this broad digital media technology, distribution and magnetization platform connects consumers using advertising to monetize those interactions. Blinkx has an index of over 35 million hours of video and 800 media partnerships. It has some suggested categories at the top, but much fewer than other sites. Though the results are mostly from YouTube, the search can get you to the other sites as well.
MeFeedia.com – it features TV shows, movies, and music. The main focus of the site is videos – specifically any video material targeted towards male demographic. MeFeedia has several video categories including TV, movies, sports, celebrity, news and entertainment. The site does not allow video uploading, but collects videos from over 20,000 other video sites and blogs. For adding content to the site, you need to have an account. MeFeedia uses externally sourced content. This search website only displays content added to the site, but if you click on a playing video you will be taken to the original page where the video is hosted on.
Veoh – allows users to find and watch major studio content, independent productions and user-generated material. It has a video box on the front page that autoplays when you visit the site. The search results only appear to be of Veoh content, so if your favorite content creator isn’t using the site, you won’t find their content there. This Internet television company offers a broader selection of network television content and allows viewers to watch full episodes of TV shows and full-length movies.