Today I am going to give a brief overview of three video hosting sites for your bike videos. There are a few other options out there but I am going to take a quick look at the ones I have used with some basic Pro’s and Con’s.
Its the original and still the most widely used video hosting service. Its also part of Google.
- Its the first place someone will go to look for a video. Get your hashtags and your channel settings right and your video should be listed when someone searches for “BikeParkWales GoPro”
- As its part of Google your video should also be more easily found in the worlds most popular search engine
- There are many post editing features to add titles, embed links and add some special effects
- Adverts! Its a money making pay per click paradise full of adverts
- Music licensing is heavily controlled and many of your favourite songs may not work on some platforms
- Its and aggressive environment. Expect nasty comments about your riding and your bike!
- There is so much content – even if you have your hashtags etc in order, you are going to get lost among the millions of videos
Vimeo is a slightly more professional environment and encourages quality uploads and provides lots of guidance on how to do so.
- No adverts. Yes that’s right no adverts and banners to distract your viewers
- Not trolled – it simply seems to be frequented by sensible people
- Maybe, just maybe you will be discovered as a serious film maker
- Limited audience and exposure
- Less likely to feature in a Google Search
- Limited uploads per month, unless you pay
So PinkBike is a huge social media beast for cyclists, allowing blogging, photos, buying and selling and of course providing you with news and the ability to follow your favorite riders and brands.
- Its bike specific content
- Your video can be found by type of riding (Freeride, XC etc)
- If using PinkBike for blogging you can only use PinkBike hosted videos (and photos)
- The audience is limited to only bike enthusiasts. You may want people to see your editing skills not your riding.
- You can’t easily embed PinkBike videos into some blogging platforms making it difficult to share
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