Vimeo for Small Business Video is a Win in my Book!
October 21, 2021

Vimeo for Small Business Video is a Win in my Book!

Kristina Green | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Vimeo Enterprise (Vimeo Livestream)

I am currently using Vimeo to host my videos for an online program in my business. I have seven modules within the program, each with at least one video (up to three) along with the other materials. All are hosted on Vimeo and embedded within the program's individual pages using their embed options.

I'd attempted to use several other services for this purpose. The issues I ran into with the competitors included allowing users to open the video in a new window (and therefore to share it with people who had not paid for the program) and poor streaming quality of the embedded video. Some even would block the users from viewing the video! I tested all of this before completing the program for sale, but wow - it was difficult to find a service that truly delivered a quality experience and was budget-friendly for a small business.
  • Quality streaming of video - few if any hiccups.
  • Embed options that allow for customization of video.
  • Option to limit viewing to just one domain, so users can't share the video link with others who have not paid for the content.
  • Easy upload process.
  • I'd like the ability to adjust the sizing of the progress bar for the videos. I recorded my videos with a profile photo that could only display in the lower left corner but when I attempted to add Vimeo's progress bar (showing how much time is left in the video) it covered the profile photo. If I'd kept that progress bar, the result would have looked unprofessional.
  • I'd like the "optimization" time after the video is uploaded to be faster. However, I realize this may depend on the speed of my internet connection.
  • I'd like more features in the Plus version of the service such as custom branding and lead generation options. This was included in another competitor that I tried before moving to Vimeo.
  • Embed options for videos after recording.
  • Playback that's smooth.
  • Disabling of the ability of my users to share the video links with others.
  • Positive ROI - the pricing is better than other comparable services with a better end result. So, the return on investment is significant since it is an inexpensive way to deliver what I need to my program users.
  • Positive - their 30 day trial period is so helpful to be able to determine if this is truly a good investment for you/your business. I was able to do all that I needed to within the first 30 days for live video, then continue with keeping the embed links with the continuing monthly subscription.
  • Positive - good analytics within the account (not Google Analytics with my level of subscription) so I can see how many users are viewing my videos, what devices they're on, and where they are in the world. This is all important for my business.
Screencast-O-Matic isn't listed as an option in the similar products I've used, but their features are similar. I found that they didn't allow enough customization of display for my use within my program.

I had initially used Google Drive to host the videos but found that the quality was seriously lacked and there is no live option.

I had tried YouTube for recording and hosting my videos but their options were similar to Screencast-O-Matic in that the options for embeds did not match my needs, so I had to move on.

I'd also tried Loom.com which allows me to record my screen but the live option wasn't what I needed AND the embed options were very limited compared to Vimeo, so this also didn't work out well.

Do you think Vimeo Enterprise (Vimeo Livestream) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Vimeo Enterprise (Vimeo Livestream)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Vimeo Enterprise (Vimeo Livestream) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Vimeo Enterprise (Vimeo Livestream) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Vimeo Enterprise (Vimeo Livestream) again?

Yes

Although there is room for improvement, it is a fantastic service and I would suggest this to many clients. In fact, I already have and overall they're happy with it.

It does what is needed, has impressive features in the free version as well as the Plus version, and they seem to truly listen to what their clients want for features. They're head and shoulders above the competition with delivering a service that works (unlike other mentioned) along with having a slick end product. I'm so happy that I moved over to Vimeo!