There are a lot of great benefits a business can get from posting their video to YouTube, including sharing options, statistics, and access to the audience at the largest video site in the world. But YouTube doesn't work for everyone, particularly businesses that are concerned about maintaining consistent branding and complete control. A new service, called vidmeup, is generating buzz by offering a tantalizing alternative to YouTube: a free videosite.
vidmeup is a great solution for all kinds of businesses, with early customers coming from fields like web development, video production, and marketing. If you have any kind of video portfolio you'd like to share with the world–while still maintaining your branding–this could be worth checking out.
From the vidmeup website:
"So a while ago we were hunting for somewhere to put the videos we love making on the web, but noticed something rather familiar about social video sites – we had to put up with their terrible branding."
Another big selling point of vidmeup is the lack of "related videos" YouTube tacks onto the end of your clips.
vidmeup is using the popular "fremium" model, where the base service is completely free–and it will always be, according to their website–but for a monthly subscription fee, businesses can gain access to a few other bells and whistles like larger upload limits or membership capabilities. Packages range from $9.95 to $99.95.
There appear to be plenty of layout and design customization options as well, as you can see from this screenshot of their gallery:
Businesses looking for an alternative to the heavy branding offered by most free video hosting solutions can have their cake and eat it too with vidmeup, creating a customized branded videosite. The service is still in beta, but it's a public beta, so you're able to join in right now if you like. And after all, it's free… so what have you got to lose?