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Why not YouTube?

This is a common question asked by many customers who are trying to establish the value in using a CDN service.

 

YouTube is often the first place you’d think of for sharing personal videos.  So if it’s good at distributing video, why not use it for your business website? I’m going to share a few of my thoughts with you here on why I wouldn’t recommend it for your business content:

 

  • A slick looking website has a big influence on how your customers perceive your business. Having promotional or corporate videos hosted via YouTube might be regarded as a ‘cheap option’ by your potential customers, which could reflect poorly on your business.
  • A YouTube video on your website will slow down your page loading times by up to 50%. Hosting your rich media content with Mydeo on the other hand can make your site up to 30% faster.
  • Keeping your customers engaged on your website is critical. But by embedding a YouTube hosted video on your pages there is a very high chance your customers will click through to YouTube.com, one of the stickiest sites in the world. Once there they are unlikely to return.
  • If you upload a video to YouTube, you automatically grant YouTube distribution rights to that video, across all media channels.
  • After watching a YouTube video, the player automatically recommends other videos within the same category. This could ultimately lead your customers to your competitors.
  • You get what you pay for. YouTube is free, so if you have questions or problems, you’re on your own.
  • Mydeo can accelerate delivery of all your files – not just video.

 

Mydeo allows small businesses to benefit from the speed, robustness and scalability of a world leading CDN, Limelight Networks, at a fraction of the cost of buying direct. This means your website is faster and your customers are happier.

 

Don’t just take our word for it, try it yourself at www.mydeo.com.

 

Thanks for reading. :)

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So why not YouTube?

 

This is a common question asked by many customers who are trying to establish the value in using a CDN service.

 

YouTube is often the first place you’d think of for sharing personal videos.  So if it’s good at distributing video, why not use it for your business website? I’m going to share a few of my thoughts with you here on why I wouldn’t recommend it for your business content:

 

  • A slick looking website has a big influence on how your customers perceive your business. Having promotional or corporate videos hosted via YouTube might be regarded as a ‘cheap option’ by your potential customers, which could reflect poorly on your business.
  • A YouTube video on your website will slow down your page loading times by up to 50%. Hosting your rich media content with Mydeo on the other hand can make your site up to 30% faster.
  • Keeping your customers engaged on your website is critical. But by embedding a YouTube hosted video on your pages there is a very high chance your customers will click through to YouTube.com, one of the stickiest sites in the world. Once there they are unlikely to return.
  • If you upload a video to YouTube, you automatically grant YouTube distribution rights to that video, across all media channels.
  • After watching a YouTube video, the player automatically recommends other videos within the same category. This could ultimately lead your customers to your competitors.
  • You get what you pay for. YouTube is free, so if you have questions or problems, you’re on your own.
  • Mydeo can accelerate delivery of all your files – not just video.

 

Mydeo allows small businesses to benefit from the speed, robustness and scalability of a world leading CDN, Limelight Networks, at a fraction of the cost of buying direct. This means your website is faster and your customers are happier.

 

Don’t just take our word for it, try it yourself at www.mydeo.com.

 

Thanks for reading. :)


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