Video is a highly effective way to promote your website or product. It is more viral than text content as it is shared and distributed more willingly and readily.
Naturally, a good viral video piece will promote itself but you can always help it by distributing it throughout popular video hosting and sharing sites. It is a double benefit if those video sharing sites allow direct dofollow links from the video page or user profile page.
Here is the list of video sharing services that will help you both distribute your video and build links at the same time:
|Video Sharing Site||Home page Google PR (February 2009)||Direct “Follow” Link Placement||Notes||Category||Video approval|
|Blip.tv||7||Video in-description link||General||Instant (but moderated)|
|VideoJug||7||Profile link||*Blocks user profiles from crawling in Robots.txt (links are pretty much useless), thanks emil for the catch||How-to||Instant (made public after review)|
|VideoBomb||6||Video link (“more info” field)||Upload from YouTube||General||Instant|
|Viddler||6||Video in-description link||General||After review|
|Ovi.com||6||Video in-description link||Bulk upload available||General||Instant|
|ImBroadCast||4||Profile link||Internet Marketing||Instant|
|Daily Motion||3||Profile link||General||Instant|
|JustVideo.ca||1||Video in-description link||Upload from Youtube, Dailymotion, blip.tv, Megavideo, Livevideo, Metacafe, Veoh||General||After review|
|Viewdo.com||N/A||Profile link||How to||N/A|
Some tips on adding a video:
- Take time to customize your profile (add your logo or photo);
- Find related videos at the video sharing sites and post a comment (you will thus increase your chances to be found);
- Add your keywords to the video title but make sure to keep it descriptive and attention grabbing;
- Diversify video titles and descriptions from site to site (don’t waste your time on duplicate content).