Vimeo is professional video hosting at its best.
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October 15, 2019

Vimeo is professional video hosting at its best.

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Vimeo

I work with a small video production team and we use Vimeo (business) to upload dozens of videos a month for client review and internal organization of projects for our portfolio. Every person on our team uses it to host video drafts and with the review page links we're able to send to clients in a clean interface that even offers optional timecoded review notes and versioning. It's been a game changer for our team and we honestly couldn't do without it.
  • Vimeo's Pro and Business plans offer TONS of host space limited only by large weekly limits (unlimited on business level)
  • Vimeo's review tools have improved immensely to match competitors like Frame.io making Vimeo a hugely viable option for client review hosting. They offer easy to use timecoded comments, customizable branding elements, engagements graphs and tools.
  • Vimeo also has a desktop app for Mac and Windows that makes uploading and managing videos a little easier. They've also added plugin integration with NLEs like Premiere Pro.
  • If you are uploading very large videos (event coverage, training, full interviews, etc) you will quickly rip through the weekly upload limits on the free and Pro tiers, requiring the much more expensive business level.
  • I've found the load times and responsiveness on some of the menu screens to be a bit slow. This could be optimized down the road.
  • Vimeo has saved us time and money in hosting, uploading, and offered the best tools for client review of our videos.
  • It is expensive over time with monthly charges, but the ROI is positive because of time saved.
I've had to work with support a couple times and they've been extremely timely and helpful.

Do you think Vimeo delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Vimeo's feature set?

Yes

Did Vimeo live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Vimeo go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Vimeo again?

Yes

Vimeo is great for people or teams that want a solid professional level video hosting platform. It's not great for small social videos or family videos.

Vimeo Feature Ratings

Video personalization
10
eCommerce
8
Support for advertisements
7
Video SEO
9
Integration to Marketing Automation
8
Integration to Marketo
Not Rated
Integration to HubSpot
Not Rated
Integration to Eloqua
Not Rated
Integration to LMS
Not Rated
Video access controls
8
User management
9
Video link sharing
10
Internal video
10
External video
10
Player customization
10
Embedded videos
10
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
10
Mobile compatibility
8
A/B testing
7
Streaming quality reports
8
Per viewer tracking
9
Per video tracking
10
Video analytics dashboard
9
On-Demand video
8
Live streaming
8
Impact of streaming on network
8
Video upload & format support
10
Video library / File management
10
Video portal
10
Audience polling
Not Rated
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Not Rated
Video comments
8