We have previously discussed how to leverage video to reach a new audience online and while YouTube is the leading video sharing site, there are other video networks you should consider when publishing video online. Dailymotion is one of those sites and they have just announced a new iPhone app that’s sure to draw more users.
The question is why are you only posting your videos on YouTube? I understand that some of you are only uploading videos for fun or don’t really care if anyone sees them, but for those of you in the business of marketing yourself or your business, I suggest you use TubeMogul.
TubeMogul is a great, free distribution service for online video. Upload your video once and TubeMogul will syndicate it for you on up to 25 leading video sharing sites, including YouTube and DailyMotion. The benefit is that your video is now available in a place that’s convenient to your viewers. Not everyone watches videos on YouTube and Google indexes far more video sites beyond YouTube. It’s a win-win for you and your audience.
Paris-based video sharing site Dailymotion has released an iPhone app. In fact, two versions exist. A free to download version (iTunes link) that is supported by ads and a premium ad-free version that costs €4.99, which seems a little on the high side, although that depends on how intrusive those ads are to you.
Like the plethora of competing iPhone video offerings, Dailymotion, which as been called the French YouTube but has much wider reach across continental Europe and elsewhere, is at a significant disadvantage compared to the Google-owned video sharing site, which comes pre-installed on the iPhone. That said, the functionality provided by Dailymotion’s iPhone app at least matches YouTube’s offering.
Dailymotion-iPhoneiPhone users can search for videos on Dailymotion, view featured and the most popular (viral) videos of the day, browse channels and access their Dailymotion account. IPhone 3GS owners can also record and upload videos to the site.
Do you share videos on the Internet? How and where do you upload them?