Top Websites Like YouTube To Upload Videos For Extra Video Views

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Are you a video blogger or someone who produces videos occasionally?

If your answer is yes, this post is going to be highly useful for you.

Chances are you’re using YouTube to upload videos. YouTube is indeed the king of videos, however, once you have completed a video production, you should also look beyond YouTube to upload your videos.

By uploading videos to other video uploading sites, you are not only increasing your visibility, you are also adding extra branding for yourself & for the brand you are representing.

In this epic post, I’m sharing a bunch of sites like YouTube where you can upload any kind of original video. I would recommend making this a part of your video promotion strategy, especially now that internet bandwidth is getting cheaper. This technique is going to help you get more out of your video content.

You can also upload already created videos to really boost your online presence.

One important thing to do: Keep your video titles & descriptions ready. I usually keep them handy on Evernote & simply copy/paste when uploading videos.

Another thing that you must do (in case you are not doing it yet) is to add an intro & outro with every video. You can use a site like Fiverr and get a high-quality intro/outro that won’t cost more than $10-$20. I have spoken about this earlier here.

To give you a better understanding, watch this video to see my intro & outro:

I believe you & me are now on the same page, so let’s go ahead & get to this epic list of websites like YouTube to upload your videos. You can treat these sites as an alternative to YouTube for uploading videos. However, I don’t find any single site in this list as good as YouTube for video discovery & promotion. I suggest using all, or at least a few, of the listed sites along with YouTube to make the most out of your hard work.

Best Websites To Upload Videos Like YouTube For Extra Reach & Branding:

Facebook Page & Profile

Facebook page & profile
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Once you are done uploading onto YouTube, Facebook is the next place where you should upload your videos.

  • Allowed Size: 4 GB Max
  • Time length: 120 minutes max (Source)
  • Allowed size exception: 1.75Gb
  • Caption text length: Max 2200 characters

If you have a larger video, you can always split it into 2-3 parts & then upload. However, I believe most of the bloggers who create videos keep a length of under 120 minutes.

One tool called TubeBuddy can natively publish YouTube videos on your Facebook page. I often use it to save time.

Twitter Video

Twitter is another popular social networking site that supports video sharing.

You can either record a video or upload an existing video on Twitter. You can upload videos using the official Twitter app on iPhone or Android. You can also upload videos using the Twitter website.

  • Max video length: 2 minutes 20 seconds
  • Supported format on mobile apps: MP4 and MOV
  • Supported format on the website: MP4 video format with H264 format
  • Upload size limit on the website: 512 MB

If your video is longer than the allowed 2 minutes 20 seconds, you can always trim the video on the app itself before uploading. Here are the official specs & help guides for uploading videos on Twitter.

Example video:

Instagram Videos

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You can also upload your video to Instagram, but unlike other websites, the video length is very short. You can only upload a maximum 60-second video.

What you can do is create a video teaser of your main video & post it on Instagram. You can add the video link in the description of your profile & tell users to see the complete video by clicking the link. It’s a little bit of extra work, but the kind of high-quality promotion you will get from Instagram is completely worth it.

  • Max allowed length: 60 seconds
  • Upload using mobile app only

Another thing you can do on Instagram is take advantage of Instagram live video and stories. You can use it to let people know about your latest published video & drive more traffic to your YouTube channel.

Here is an example of one such uploaded video on Instagram:

One plus 3 is here. Complete unboxing video link in bio. #oneplus3t #unboxing #unboxingvideo #android

A video posted by ShoutMeloud (@shoutmeloudcom) on

Vimeo

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Vimeo is another free video hosting site.

They have both free & paid plans. Usually, brands prefer to host their videos on Vimeo.

To start using Vimeo, you need to create a free account which offers 500MB per week of upload space. You can upload a maximum of 10 videos every day. However, they have strict rules regarding commercial videos, so you should read their basic membership guidelines here.

For a blogger, independent production company, author, artist, or non-profit, there are no problems when using the free plan.

One interesting thing about Vimeo is that you can upload videos directly using Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive & Box. I personally like the Dropbox feature to upload my videos on Vimeo.

Dailymotion

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Dailymotion is an old video sharing site that lets us upload videos for free.

  • Maximum file size: 2 GB
  • Maximum video duration: 60 minutes

Here are some more technical specs for Dailymotion.

Just like Vimeo, Dailymotion also allows video embedding, so it’s a good alternative to YouTube for hosting videos. Here you can see an example of one of my videos on Dailymotion.

Another interesting thing to know about Dailymotion is that you can also monetize your videos just like you can with YouTube. This adds in another good option for you to make money from your videos.

As per my observation, Dailymotion lacks views, but again, if you are in a country where internet bandwidth is cheap, it shouldn’t stop you from uploading videos on Dailymotion.

Other websites where you can upload videos:

There are more sites like Periscope where you can share live videos. There are also ways by which you can stream existing videos as “live” on Periscope & other platforms like Facebook. However, that is out of the scope of this post. I will talk more about this nice hack in upcoming posts.

The post is live: How To Live Stream Recorded Videos To Facebook Page For Free

If you haven’t yet uploaded your videos on another platform, well, now you have more options apart from YouTube to get extra views.

Do let me know: Are you uploading your videos to any other video sharing platform? Which ones do you think are the best? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below.

If you find this list of video sharing sites useful, do share it with others on Facebook & Twitter. I will see you in the next blog post!

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

25 thoughts on “Top Websites Like YouTube To Upload Videos For Extra Video Views”

  1. Amanpreet Singh

    I thought only you tube was a platform for sharing videos, now i will promote videos on vimeo, dailymotion, flickr, metacafe as you said. Hope uploading videos on these sites will generate some traffic. Thanks for sharing✌

  2. Thank you for this very informative post, got to know a lot of new information.
    I had a couple of queries though. Which of the above video platforms are monetized?
    Can I publish a video that is monetized on YouTube on Facebook and monetize it there as well?

  3. Hi Dear Harsh!

    Blogger are becoming vloggers and vice versa.

    Atleast, in the terms of Knowledge sharing, they’re the pillars of Digital Marketing!

    Above, the list shows each video uploading websites with their features .But video bloggers also do use Monetisation, which is in terms of Adsense, not possible in other Platforms except YouTube.

    Also,it’s beneficial for blogger to outsource the video host on these platforms to reduce the extra need of diskspace.

    Thank you for for Sharing!

  4. Hey Harsh,

    Nice list. These video sharing list can be used as some alternatives to YouTube. Between Vimeo is my favorite in this list.

  5. To provide and promote for boosting and branding videos, the list of other platforms here is very helpful for video bloggers like me. I will definitely drive my videos to these video-sharing site.

    Thanks for sharing the list for caring video bloggers.

  6. hi Harsh,

    IS there any single platform, from where we can upload to these websites. Uploading individual video consumes a lot of time.

    1. @Ak
      When you are done uploading on YouTube, you can use TubeBuddy to quickly upload the same video on your Facebook page or profile with single click. I’m also looking for a tool that supports uploading to multiple platform. Will let you know once I find something solid.

  7. Hey Harsh, nice list. Can you upload the same content on Vimeo as well as Youtube? Vimeo is great for putting up exclusive content which can be shared with people you want to. Thanks.

    Rohit I Lifeselfmastery

  8. Sir,But I think we can not monetize video at those sites?Plus can we get any seo benefit if we are small blogger?

  9. Hi Harsh
    Suppose if I don’t have followers on twitter and without prompt can I able to get views cuz I hardly struggle to get facebook page like and twitter followers.
    And from other than youtube can able to monetize them?

  10. Hi Harsh,

    Videos are one of the best way of promotion and youtube is king for videos. the benefit of videos on youtube is that it makes your profile stronger with more and more videos you upload.

    Its better to upload video on social sites like facebook and twitter rather than sharing youtube video. separate uploaded video will surely get more views than shared youtube video.

  11. Dear Sir, I want to make a Youtube channel.. Please give me any suggestion. I do not know anything about how to create youtube channel. After creating the channel what is the next step for improving my channel. plz sir reply ASAP. Thank you

  12. Well. I loved this post.

    Thanks for sharing Harsh. I would say Youtube is the most important one on this list. However, the rest platforms are okay to get more views, Youtube views are always diversified and kinda automated in terms of appearing in search results.

    I used to use Youtube recently and started uploading a video each week. I can see that as long as I’m optimizing my video, I’m to get tons of unexpected views even if the video is not the only one for that topic.

    Thanks for sharing Harsh,
    Karim

  13. Nestor Paul Demoni

    Great post, this is very useful for blogger who wanted to add traffic to their blogs.

    Keep sharing like this.

  14. Hello harsh, always find something new in your blogs. Blogs from your side have a great role in my video blogging career. I have my channel on you tube ‘ learn english with cherry’ . i started this channel in april 2016. Now i have 25000 subscriber in few months. I am really thankful to you and your guidance. If i want to know something new, i always rely on yours blogs only.
    Thanks again
    Cherry

  15. What is the ultimate goal of this, to extend your reach and just get more people to watch your videos? or is it to get them to come back to your Youtube channel and subscribe there… OR should we be sending people from all these different sites back to our website directly. We already know that YouTube doesn’t like when videos send the viewer offsite too much, so what is the best strategy to maximize these uploads in other networks?

  16. Keri Vandongen

    Appreciate your suggestions, Harsh for increasing your video views by considering other video platforms.
    I didn’t know about uploading videos to FB via TubeBuddy.
    Your plugin that enables people to subscribe to their YouTube channel from linking their video on their websites another great idea. Plus it increases your website traffic.
    As another suggestion… write a related blog on Medium and LinkedIn Pulse. Link to your video in the blog comments. ~Keri

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