Because of the increasing level of distracting self-promotion that YouTube has been implementing for its hosted videos, NetTrack has been researching alternative methods to showcase video content on clients’ websites.

The comparison below shows the same video being embedded through these two different services.  Note the differences in presentation, self-promotion by the video hosting provider, and opportunities for getting the viewer distracted or sent off-site, particularly when pausing the video or after it has finished playing.

YouTube Example:

Vimeo Example:

We hope this comparison was helpful in allowing you to see the importance in selecting how you present videos on your own company’s website!