Video Distribution Checklist
Video Distribution Checklist

There are pluses and minuses to all the video distribution services. Many sites place restrictions on the file size, duration, subject matter and format of the uploaded video file. Below is a list of all recommend free video sharing sites where you can upload and share:

  1. You Tube is the biggest and best known, and it offers many features if you want to share your video and get it seen by a large audience. It has the best SEO value, you can redirect traffic to your site, and it lends itself to viral growth! If your video goes viral, and it’s hosted on Youtube, you can claim the video and place ads against the copyright-infringing uploads. http://youtube.com
  2. Facebook. Post your videos on your wall, fan page or share on relevant groups. http://facebook.com
  3. Twitvid is the easiest and quickest way to share videos on twitter  from your phone or computer. http://twitvid.com
  4. Vimeo has a great user interface, the video and audio quality are great. the sharing features are brilliant. http://vimeo.com
  5. Viddler is easy to use. You can record video right on their site, without desktop software. http://viddler.com
  6. Google Video. It’s fast, accepts larger files, and great in terms of quality. http://www.google.com/video/upload/video_instructions.html
  7. Yahoo! Video has all the features available on other large video-sharing sites. It also gives you the ability to upload a transcript for your video, which makes it easier to find in web searches. You actually upload through Flickr. Free accounts are limited to 2 video uploads per month. http://www.flickr.com/photos/upload
  8. Howcast. A great resource for uploading your ‘how to’ videos. http://www.howcast.com/
  9. Meta Cafe. Metacafe is a community based video sharing web site, that specializes in short-form original entertainment, where users upload, view and share video clips. A mix of user-generated and professionally produced videos. http://www.metacafe.com
  10. Dailymotion. Online video, movie, and music sharing website. Free and paid accounts. Upload, share, and embed your videos.   http://www.dailymotion.com/us
  11. Blip.tv is a video sharing service designed for creators of user-generated content. Blip.tv provides content creators with free hosting, support for a variety of video formats, distribution using technologies like RSS and an opt-in advertising program with a 50/50 revenue share. It is aimed primarily at videobloggers, podcasters, internet TV producers: people who are producing a steady stream of episodes. http://blip.tv
  12. Revver is a revenue sharing, as well as video sharing, web site. Ads embedded at the end of videos can earn producers real money. Revver attaches advertising to user-submitted video clips and shares all ad revenue 50/50 with the creators. http://revver.com
  13. Veoh is a San Diego based company which provides internet television service. It allows users to find and watch major studio content, independent productions and user-generated  generated video too. http://www.veoh.com/
  14. Atom.com is the web’s daily source for funny videos, original web shows, animations, short films, games, blogs, contests and more web comedy. http://www.atom.com/upload/
  15. Blinkx. Not a video distribution site, but World’s largest video search engine. Search over 35 million hours of video from sites like Google Video, YouTube, MySpace, MetaCafe, and more.  http://www.blinkx.com/
  16. 5Min is the leading syndication platform for broadband instructional, knowledge and lifestyle videos. The library includes tens of thousands of videos across 20 categories and 140 subcategories, which are professionally produced and brand-safe. Need a do it yourself question answered? Find short, practical how to videos, instructional videos and DIY solutions. http://www.5min.com/
  17. ClipShack is a community for videophiles; a destination where people can post their video for general public viewing and comment, share clips with friends and family, post video to blogs, share information and feedback with other videophiles and wireless media aficionados and gain industry information relevant to digital video creation. http://www.clipshack.com/
  18. VideoJug is the world’s most comprehensive library of free factual video content online.1000s of videos, articles, answers & people, here to help you. You can do anything & Videojug will show you how. http://www.videojug.com/
  19. LiveVideo is a social networking and video hosting site that enables you to create your own LiveTV show, and broadcast yourself to the world. You can also watch live shows streaming from all over the world and do simultaneous video chat with up to 10 other people. http://www.livevideo.com/

 

Don’t be overwhelmed by all the resources. At least post on the top two. Remember that this is one of those tasks you can outsource to a virtual team.