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About Vimeo

Vimeo is a cleanly-designed video sharing website that allows people to publish their videos for public consumption or just for friends and family. Vimeo launched support for high definition video in October 2007, further establishing itself as a leading video hosting platform. The website is owned by the media conglomerate IAC/InterActiveCorp and operated byConnected Ventures.

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World Wide
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Desktop Linux
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android

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Domain Authority 97
Alexa Rank 125
Platforms 90

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Plans & Pricing

Vimeo Plus

for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • Storage Space 5 GB/week
  • Banner Ad-Free Viewing
  • Priority Video Conversion
  • HD Uploading Unlimited up to your storage limit
  • HD Embedding
  • Player Customization Advanced
  • Groups/Channels/Albums Unlimited
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Domain Level Privacy
  • Optional Source File Storage
  • Priority Support

Vimeo Plus

for 1 Year / 1 user(s)


  • Storage Space 5 GB/week
  • Banner Ad-Free Viewing
  • Priority Video Conversion
  • HD Uploading Unlimited up to your storage limit
  • HD Embedding
  • Player Customization Advanced
  • Groups/Channels/Albums Unlimited
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Domain Level Privacy
  • Optional Source File Storage
  • Priority Support

Vimeo Pro

for 1 Year / 1 user(s)


  • Get up to 1,000GB of storage a year (20GB each week) and unlimited HD plays
  • VIP support - 1-hour email responses around the clock on business days, and support on weekends (Eastern Time)
  • No bandwidth caps or time limits
  • High Definition video (up to 1080p!)
  • Mobile, tablet, and connected TV compatibility
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Make money from your videos with Vimeo Creator Services
  • Sell your work, your way with Vimeo On Demand
  • Hosted Portfolio sites with SEO
  • Unlimited HD uploading up to your storage limit
  • Super-customizable and brandable video player
  • HTML5 support with the Vimeo Universal Player
  • Password protected Video Review pages
  • Third party video player support
  • Optional original file storage

Vimeo Business

for 1 Year / 1 user(s)


  • Easy Bandwidth Calculations
  • Transparent Cost Structure
  • FTP and Dropbox Integration
  • Mobile, Tablet and TV Compatibility
  • Customizable Video Player
  • Full HTML5 Compatibility
  • Third Party Video Player Support
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    Cloudswave Score for Vimeo

    Rating based on 41 Critic Reviews

    9 Favorable reviews
    90 %
    1 Mixed reviews
    10 %
    0 unfavorable reviews
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  • What do you like best?

    Vimeo is a great alternative to YouTube. They have a much more professional look and feel, and I personally think there are many more high-quality videos on Vimeo than YouTube. Obviously both sites are going to have good and bad videos, I just feel like the ratio is much better on Vimeo.

    What do you dislike?

    That being said, the exposure is much greater on YouTube. Many more people use YouTube and everyone knows what it is. If you want to just get your video out there to as many people as possible, YouTube would be the way to go.

  • Vimeo (for iPad) sports an attractive, well-designed interface and lots of neat features (such as video editing), but bugs keep this app from reaching its true potential.

  • While Vimeo is in no way paying me to write this, I highly suggest utilizing Vimeo as your video hosting service of choice. The free account is great for low-use personal uploading, but for heavy video producers and businesses, a plus or pro account is necessary.

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User Reviews

  • 6 In total

  • User review from

    Enmanuel Durán Salas

    This review is going to be based on my own experience with vimeo as a Developer and a user. I'm a programmer and I've used the Vimeo's API to integrate their features alongside with my company interests (I don't own it, it's just the company where I'm currently working as a developer). So far it's been a good solution to handle both, free and premium users, it's been secure and consistent, users usually doesn't complain about the player or the platform performance (of course it happens sometimes but nothing too bad). As an user I prefer to use youtube like most people but I have to say that videos on Vimeo feels more crispy for some reason, of course it's my personal opinion.

    Pros :

    Best things I've realized about vimeo:

    • Customization: Vimeo's API allows you to customize the most of your players features with some exceptions. If you are using the API without upgrading your Plan you could be a little bit limited, but when you upgrade your plan you basically have total control of the player.
    • Quality: The quality of the videos is great, they're fast and stable, if I have to choose one video platform that could compete with youtube someday, it would be vimeo for sure (but it's not even close to youtube yet).
    • Popularity: Vimeo is probably the second most popular platform after youtube (when it refers to video platforms of course) for me it's always the second option to go after youtube when I'm looking for some specific videos which is not so bad.

    Cons :

    • Vimeo is great when it comes to business and good quality videos but they can still improve. One of the things that I think vimeo should be focusing on is SEO,andnbsp;because... Let's be honest, when you look for some video the first option that comes to your mind is youtube, and when you google something the first video's platform that shows is youtube (I know that Youtube is made by Google but you understand my point), Vimeo is far from being a real competition for youtube when it comes to marketing and popularity.

    • July 12, 2016
  • User review from

    Robert Belton

    Vimeo is an alternative to YouTube that has not "caught on" to the popularity that it's competition has, but is getting there. The overall ease of use of Vimeo is what sets it apart from the competition, and there is noticeably less commercialized advertising and marketing efforts planted on their site.

    Pros :

    • Use of hashtags and tagging for videos is easy, and embedding is also pretty seamless as opposed to competition.
    • Vimeo really allows a user to analyze their audience as well, identifying drop-off points and providing analytics to help uploaders get a sense of what they're doing right or where they can improve to engage and retain the attention of their target audience.
    • While I did highlight the fact that the popularity that competition like YouTube has is not present here, that can actually prove to be a good thing a lot of the time in terms of knowing that the people interacting with your content are the like-minded, business oriented professionals you’d want to be interacting with your content.
    • The incredible accessibility of youtube can skew your numbers by people simply stumbling across it based on a search term or “tag” and make you have an unrealistic expectation of how much exposure you really have to the audience you truly want to interact with.

    Cons :

    • With Vimeo not being as popular as some of the major competition out there, exposure takes a hit and can limit your target audience.
    • A lot of companies have internet filters which block the access to sites such as youtube, which helps here, but overall I feel you still get better exposure at some of the main media sharing sites available as well.
    • It is also obvious that Vimeo limits your functionality and storage to where you almost "have to" purchase their pro subscription to maintain the quality and storage you likely want as an organization utilizing this software, and that is slightly annoying (although admittedly, worth the investment).

    • March 4, 2016
  • User review from

    Luca Campanelli

    Vimeo has always been compared to YouTube, this is true in part, except that the platforms are completely different in terms of quality and usage. Vimeo has built its reputation on the fact provide a professional video platform with advanced functionality and a more "engaged audience." Youtube has instead million visitors for video and is definitely the number one in terms of traffic and popularity. YouTube may be more suitable if the key factors for their video campaigns have a high volume of traffic and high exposure, but if you bet more on brand reputation and video analytics, Vimeo can then be a better choice.

    Pros :

    • Vimeo compared, therefore, stands for:
      - High-quality video
      - Detailed Video and well-routed
      - Very low level of publicity which is an additional factor of greater professionalism.
    • There are those who will appeal to Vimeo because with Vimeo can give a password-protected link, or there is a function with which you can ask your audience to send a small funding for the creation of your works through Vimeo.
    • There are substantial differences between these two main platforms, differences that make that, as far as both propose a video platform, and invests in the amount, the other in quality.
    • Vimeo provides a large amount of the available categories, there is a bit of everything from personal creative expression to personal videos, amateur, non-professional, music, short films and so on.
    • However, the prevalence is very high-quality video content and unique, real artistic works of creative and talented unknown, that thanks to this platform share their creation YouTube. So today is seen as the TUBE, understood a little as a container of various kinds of garbage (there is also a lot of quality, excellent channels managed impeccably).
    • Also, on Vimeo, you can share their own preference with Likes. To appreciate and discuss a particular technique you used, or to say thank you.
    • Similar in form of public gratification, but in the case of the Like, Vimeo takes a decidedly different value than YouTube, since it is granted for real sense of appreciation.

    Cons :

    • A special feature (which for some is bad for others it is the added value that precisely distinguishes a quality instrument from a business) Vimeo is a fee, rather to be precise offers three types of accounts, free version with limitations, and then two accounts payment Plus and Pro.

    • February 20, 2016
  • User review from

    Maryna Bondarenko

    Most of us are already got used to the video sharing services. It’s hardly to find one who had never watched any video through the YouTube or Vimeo. Is there any difference between the services for the watcher? I think that the most users answer NO! But when it comes to the video uploading it’s the other story. Some video sharing services are too popular, and there is no problem to download the video (it’s not good for the author). Some services offer limit on the bandwidth per month. This means that if you have many small videos or several long ones, and also the users who are willing to watch them you will go over the limit very soon and have to pay more and more.

    Vimeo is great for the video uploading because they do not count the bandwidth. Getting the Plus package you can upload up to 5 gigabytes of video per week. There are no restrictions on the number of hits. You can choose the download speed, to add a description, to add the video to the group or to the community. In addition, here you can close the video from being viewed on the Vimeo site, to restrict video embedding, remove the ability to rewind the clip, to turn on full screen, to go to the video hosting website and so on. And one more very interesting feature — right in the video you can add a link that leads to your selling page — a great opportunity for those who advertise their products with the help of the videos. But note that you can't upload a video which was created by another person.

    Pros :

    • Vimeo has no ads, because the developers have chosen a different way to earn money — paid features.
    • There are many options for the video uploading.

    Cons :

    • No unlimited video uploads.
    • Only author’s content.

    • January 12, 2016
  • User review from

    Sean Caruana

    I have a YouTube channel and create content for it fairly regularly. Before deciding to stick to YouTube as the main platform for my content, I tried out Vimeo as it is a decent YouTube alternative which is usually not considered by most people. First of all, one of the biggest distinctions between YouTube and Vimeo is the pricing. It is free to host videos on YouTube, while Vimeo is actually quite costly. Having said this, Vimeo has a number of advantages over YouTube. First of all, audience retention is better on Vimeo, as there are no distracting ads. In the case of YouTube, many users close a video as soon as a non-skippable ad is displayed, and this is a common occurrence since YouTube is full of ads. Besides this, most of the revenue from videos is actually passed on to the content creator. This is different to how YouTube works, where most revenue is obtained from ads, and the content creator only sees a small percentage of that revenue. Having said this; however, Vimeo actually has a much smaller audience than YouTube, so Vimeo does not attract as many viewers. Therefore, the exposure achieved through Vimeo is not as good as YouTube, in general. Another advantage of Vimeo is that it is a good platform to direct views to external links, such as a company website. This contrasts with YouTube, where the latter's main goal is to keep viewers on the platform, and is done quite persistently through constant suggestions to watch other videos. Therefore, if marketing a website or a company's services is the main goal of the content creator, Vimeo is most likely a better option than YouTube or some other video streaming services. It is no secret that many photographers and videographers decide to use Vimeo to showcase their proposals, rather than YouTube. In terms of simplicity, Vimeo has a much cleaner layout and is simpler to navigate, when compared with YouTube and other video streaming services. To summarize, Vimeo is a good alternative for YouTube, mainly if the reason for the user's content creation is to promote a business or services. Otherwise, there may be better (free) alternatives available, such as YouTube.

    Pros :

    • Audience retention is better on Vimeo, as there are no distracting ads. This contrasts with YouTube, which is full of ads.
    • Most revenue is received by the content creator, contrary to YouTube.
    • It is a good platform to direct users to external links.
    • Vimeo has a much cleaner layout than YouTube, and is simpler to navigate.

    Cons :

    • It is free to host videos on YouTube, while Vimeo is quite expensive.
    • Vimeo has a much smaller audience than YouTube, so does not attract as many viewers.

    • October 3, 2015
  • User review from

    Nick Thorsch

    Vimeo has done a great job, with making a niche in the marketplace dominated by YouTube. While YouTube has become known for a place for anything, and with that, a ton of low-quality content, Vimeo has established itself with higher-quality content, and even has an option to charge for content, which is something YouTube should have pushed harder on a long time ago, especially since they own Google Wallet. You can even watch full-length movies, for a price, on Vimeo, kind of like you can do on Amazon Instant. 90% of the money goes to the creators, which incentivizes them to post their content on Vimeo. People like Vimeo's clean interface and that it's relatively free of distractions to focus on the video. Many of the familiar tools are there: like, watch later, share - I think they're just easier to find being overlaid on the video, which disappears when you start playing the video, but re-appears when you mouse over the video. Vimeo even has Dropbox integration, so you can upload directly from Dropbox. Vimeo also has a "video school" to educate you on how to create better videos. Best yet, there are no ads. Their focus is on the user experience, so they make money from paid plans and purchased videos, which is more in-line with the users of the site.

    Pros :

    • No ads.
    • Great interface.
    • Education to make better videos.
    • Dropbox integration, for those that use it.
    • 90% of the income goes to the content producers when their content is sold through the site.

    Cons :

    • Costly $199 plan to make money from selling content.

    • September 27, 2015
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