Dumb SEO Questions

(Entry was posted by Jenny Halasz on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, November 9, 2017).

YouTube or Vimeo for videos?

Question for the collective: YouTube or Vimeo for videos? What are SEO implications of each, or does it matter?
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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Roma Alloui: Since Google is also YouTube, I made YouTube my number 1 focus. However, I am not disregarding Vimeo.
  • Micah Fisher-Kirshner: Youtube is my preference given the preponderance of YouTube over any other platforms on Google.
  • Alan Bleiweiss: Nevermind.
  • Dan Thies: It’s far easier to drive traffic from Youtube. Traffic is how natural links naturally occur. It’s easier to build an audience on Youtube. Building an audience means you can move more traffic over time. That’s assuming it’s got to be “or.” Other than picking one for embedding, there’s no need to just use one.
  • Tracy White Gimpel: Good question. 👍
  • Alan Bleiweiss: Time Square Electronic Billboard Screens!
  • Alan Bleiweiss: Oh. wait. You`re asking specific to internet aren`t you?
  • David Kutcher: If it`s part of a marketing effort, YouTube. But if you need it for higher quality video for embedding, Vimeo.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, November 9, 2017).

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