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12 ‘DoFollow’ Video Sharing Sites to Distribute Videos and Build Links

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 NotesCategoryVideo approval
Blip.tv7Video in-description linkGeneralInstant (but moderated)
VideoJug7Profile link*Blocks user profiles from crawling in Robots.txt (links are pretty much useless), thanks emil for the catchHow-toInstant (made public after review)
VideoBomb6Video link (“more info” field)Upload from YouTubeGeneralInstant
Viddler6Video in-description linkGeneralAfter review
WonderHowTo6Profile linkHow-toN/A
Ovi.com6Video in-description linkBulk upload availableGeneralInstant
Graspr5Profile linkGeneralInstant
ConstantComedy4Profile linkComedyN/A
ImBroadCast4Profile linkInternet MarketingInstant
Daily Motion 3Profile linkGeneralInstant
JustVideo.ca1Video in-description linkUpload from Youtube, Dailymotion, blip.tv, Megavideo, Livevideo, Metacafe, VeohGeneralAfter review
Viewdo.comN/AProfile linkHow toN/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).
 12 DoFollow Video Sharing Sites to Distribute Videos and Build Links
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
 12 DoFollow Video Sharing Sites to Distribute Videos and Build Links

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47 thoughts on “12 ‘DoFollow’ Video Sharing Sites to Distribute Videos and Build Links

  1. great article, im using tube mogul and traffic geyser to aggregate traffic for clients, im testing both out and its good to see which ones have the highest relevance.

    thanks Ann

  2. Video marketing has indeed infiltrated through any forms of online marketing considering its benefits and contributions to a great deals of traffic and leads generation which can facilitate more income for your online business. For those who havent heard of how video marketing can truly help leverage your business online, then you must be sleeping all the time the whole world’s busy promoting websites with video marketing. Cool site and great contents! Thanks for sharing these video sharing sites. It can truly help those who need to maximize their profits and gain more traffic to their websites.

  3. This is a great list. I didn’t realise there were so many other video sites that were actually a high page rank other than youtube, which I think probably is nofollow. And @Emil I didn’t realise that just because a page doesn’t have nofollow in the source that it would be crawled, so thanks for that :)

  4. I am new to all this, so this question is probably stupid. Nonetheless for pagerank purposes is it the pagerank of the homepage or the pagerank of the actual video page with a link to your site that is used. For example if the blip.tv PR is 7 on their homepage, but the page taht your video is on with a link to your site only has a PR of 1, then is the PR 1 or the PR 7 used?

    I ask because I did a pagerank on the pages with the most popular videos on blip and they were Pr 0.

    thanks

  5. Hi Anne, just found this post – thanks belatedly!

    I tried to create a link in the Description field of a video I put on blip.tv , but I didn’t see any way to get it ‘link-ified’ – i.e. they filter out HTML, and if you put the link as text they present it as text… what am I missing??

    thanks

  6. Ann, this is an excellent list. Thank you. I find G seems to love viddler more than most video sites (aside from youtube, obviously). One point to add, that some may find helpful, is to bold your keywords in the description field. Dailymotion allows you to do this, for instance.

  7. Hello, and thanks, the list of video sites is much appreciated.
    Does anyone know of a video submission program where this list of sites could be imported?

  8. mmm, great list, but…how do you know that videojug blocks user profiles from crawling in Robots.txt?
    The links in profile pages look good to me.

  9. Nice list. Def like the info where to place the links instead of having to work out each site ourselves.

    We have lots of our instructional videos on YouTube. Be interesting to see what kind of views they get on some of these other sites.

  10. I figured out what I was missing — I was looking through random videos and many people don’t even bother to add a link back to their site from their video or they don’t hyperlink it properly so I didn’t see the links (since they weren’t there).

  11. Thanks For Sharing the nice list of video submission site……but this sites are not a do follow….I have use this sites.

  12. Thanks for this list, however are these sites still do follow? lots of people are saying they are now no follow ? Please tell me thanks.

  13. Thanks for this useful list. Will check out the video sites. It is good to know which ones are dofollow. Is it true that Bing and Yahoo don't take note of nofollow or dofollow? In the end, every link seems to count somewhere…

    1. This does appear to be true (bing and yahoo, counting no follow links), although its unclear whether they give them the same weight. But, many video sites do not have a live link at all, so if you add a link to your video description, it does you no good at all as far as links go. And even very limited as far as viewer so since they can't click on the link and are unlikely to cut and paste the address into a browser.

  14. Thank you for the list. I just started converting my text articles into videos and was wondering what other sites beside youtube and metacafe to use for video submission. Thanks for taking the time to find the dofollow ones.

  15. This does appear to be true (bing and yahoo, counting no follow links), although its unclear whether they give them the same weight. But, many video sites do not have a live link at all, so if you add a link to your video description, it does you no good at all as far as links go. And even very limited as far as viewer so since they can't click on the link and are unlikely to cut and paste the address into a browser.

  16. Unfortunately the way that this works is that they all bait the seo community by offering dofollow in the beginning so that they get an enormous amount of content from people who make money from websites for a living. Once they get popular enough they will dump the dofollow for a nodofollow attribute (try cosmic panda) What they all do is actually immoral because it means that they encouraged you to upload content in the beginning because there would be a benefit to your site/blog but later they change the rules and they now have ALL of your content which they can monetize on their site at YOUR loss. The real problem is that people don’t realize that they are simply putting their own content on someone else’s website. The answer is to put your best content on your OWN website and upload a load of crap to all those other sites which can be like trailers to get your audience to come to your own site which is under your control. There is a lot of deception on the net and the big companies are in no way innocent… so good luck everyone.

  17. The answer is to put your best content on your OWN website and upload a load of crap to all those other sites which can be like trailers to get your audience to come to your own site which is under your control. There is a lot of deception on the net and the big companies are in no way innocent… so good luck everyone.