Vimeo has been in the niche market since 2004. This community-based video sharing allows creators to sell their HD videos to anyone who wants to buy HD videos. This video sharing website may not currently be as popular as YouTube. But this video sharing service is starting to rise in popularity with the number of registered users reached about 22 million by December 2013.
While the number of unique visitors is estimated to have reached about 500 million per month recently. And 15% of Vimeo users come from mobile devices. What makes Vimeo has interesting stories from various sources would be described here.
What is Vimeo?
Vimeo is the place of video creators to share or sell their high-definition videos. The community can watch, share, sell, and buy HD videos copyright. This video sharing site provides the contributors with high-quality tools for hosting, streaming, and sharing their videos in marvelous HD and 4K without being interfered by ads.
Vimeo was founded in November 2004 by two figures of American entrepreneurs named Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein. Jake Lodwick is a software technician, entrepreneur, and investor. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Rochester Institute of Technology.
The joint founder, Zach Klein, is also an online entrepreneur. He graduated from Wake Forest University and has a number of other projects after Vimeo, including DIY website focusing on learning all new things.
But of the Vimeo pioneers had apparently not been so long taking control Vimeo. Jake left Vimeo in 2007 and then followed by Zack in the following year. Vimeo has been purchased by InterActiveCorp (IAC) in 2006.
The Vimeo brand itself was conceived by Jake as a combination of video and me. The word Vimeo is also an anagram inspired by a movie.
Recently, the number of Vimeo users is pretty high. Vimeo attracted averagely 100 million unique visitors per month in 2013 and has 22 million registered users. In February 2013, Vimeo covers 0.11% of all Internet bandwidth.
Vimeo has fanatical communities including indie movie makers and their fans. The Vimeo community is called as Vimean. Some well-known world entertainment industries have been using Vimeo to share their videos.
One of the very predominate influencers in Vimeo is Britney Spears who launched her video clip, Radar, in 2009. The US presidential office, the White House, also posted high definition videos on Vimeo.
Vimeo initially also allowed the users to share their video games but stopped to further support in the mid of 2008. The reason might be the duration of video games that is usually too long.
Vimeo was the first social video sharing site that supports HD videos started from October 2007 at 1280 x 720 pixels. When you upload HD a video to Vimeo, it will be automatically converted to 720/30p VP6 flash video.
You can watch High Definition videos on Vimeo without choking. And to upload your videos, you need to create an account on Vimeo. Your Basic is 100% free and capable of uploading up to 500MB of video content per week. And your remaining upload limit quota will be exhausted when it reaches 5GB in total. The free account plan includes views statistics, basic privacy options, and support.
If you want something more on Vimeo, you can subscribe to Vimeo Plus plan which costs $12 per month. But you will pay much cheaper if you pay for 12 months subscription at once as low as $7 per month. This paid membership allows you to upload up to 5GB of videos in total per week. Some other benefits of Vimeo Plus advanced privacy options, priority video conversion, priority customer support, more video tools, custom stats, and video sharing and distribution tools.
Vimeo Pro (Vimeo on Demand) – Buy & Sell Videos
What are the benefits of selling and buying HD videos on Vimeo on Demand? Many times internet marketers need stunning videos for branding and promoting their products or services. Most of them didn’t create their own videos, but simply buy HD videos from creators on Vimeo. You can sell you high-quality videos on Vimeo with your own set pricing. And get 90% of your total sales. Besides, sellers on Vimeo will also get the benefits of being able to distribute their videos to specific regions of their target. Vimeo Pro also supports API integration for the sellers.
Vimeo also provides a Business plan (for teams and organizations) and Premium plan (for advanced video needs).