Why I love Vimeo!
February 27, 2020

Why I love Vimeo!

Julianna Oates | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Vimeo

My company uses Vimeo to publish our completed videos. After our clients' films have gone through each department (videography, editing, etc.), we publish them to Vimeo and add a description that shares the details of the event such as venue or photographer. We use the Vimeo links as sharing links that allow our clients to share their films with friends and family without having to provide individual download links. All our videos on Vimeo have detailed descriptions, tags, and are added to a few specific showcases. Vimeo allows us to share files easily with people anywhere, especially on social media!
  • Vimeo allows us to easily sort our films in to showcases (like folders) for easy filing.
  • Vimeo allows us to add tags that help our videos become more searchable on search engines.
  • Vimeo allows us to share films easily with clients around the world with a simple URL share.
  • Vimeo allows us to set privacy settings for each film so that privacy is always an option for our clients.
  • I wish Vimeo's showcases had their own privacy features. If I create a showcase where the videos within that showcase are private, viewers can still see the title of the video and that it exists in that showcase, they just can't watch the actual video. That seems like a big flaw to me... a private video should be totally private and not able to be seen at all by anyone other than the account holder.
  • I think the way you publish videos to YouTube could be better! I wish the cover image from Vimeo transferred to YouTube when published.
  • Vimeo has had a great positive ROI for us! Our clients love being able to easily share their videos with friends and family via a simple URL.
We also use YouTube to publish our films, but that is more for SEO sake than for everyday use. Vimeo is the primary way we share films whether via the direct URL or by sharing the video link on our social media.
I've contacted Vimeo support a few times over the years when I had a question about one thing or another and they always responded quickly and were helpful. Thankfully, their platform rarely has issues and is very user-friendly so generally when I have a question I'm able to find the answer or solution myself!

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

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I would recommend Vimeo to colleagues who work in the video world. Vimeo allows for easy and relatively instant sharing of files that are linked back to the creator. The ability to add SEO tags is so helpful as well and helps establish better search engine recognition for my website.

Vimeo Feature Ratings

Lead generation
7
Video personalization
8
Video SEO
10
Integration to Marketing Automation
7
Video access controls
10
User management
10
Video link sharing
10
Internal video
10
External video
10
Player customization
10
Embedded videos
10
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
10
Mobile compatibility
10
A/B testing
Not Rated
Streaming quality reports
Not Rated
Per viewer tracking
Not Rated
Per video tracking
10
Video analytics dashboard
10
Live streaming
10
Impact of streaming on network
10
Video upload & format support
10
Video library / File management
10
Video portal
10
Video comments
10

Evaluating Vimeo and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
For us to switch to a new platform, it has to prove to be worth it! For us that means easy to use, a guided onboarding, and a real value for our clients.
I'd do a bit more research about all options before jumping on anything.