Niche Social Networking Sites – Video Sharing Sites

By on March 17, 2010

This is one of many posts in our “Niche Social Networking Sites” series, highlighting some of the lesser-known social media sites online. A solid social media strategy will often incorporate presence on both well-known, and lesser-known social networking sites. Whether you have a business in this a particular field, are interested in something new, or could use some of the tools provided by a niche site, we aim to provide a sampling of what’s out there. Got a community you’re involved in that excites you? Let us know about it!

Our next topic of choice in our niche social networking sites series are sites dedicated to video sharing. Each of these can help you do some pretty incredible things with the videos you create – for business or for fun. Know of any other video sites that should be included? Leave us a comment at the bottom of the post!


Edited CC Image “23rd Cleveland International Film Festival” by ClevelandSGS on flickr.

blip.tv

blip.tv is dedicated to making independent web shows sustainable. In addition to providing analytics and insight to videos you upload, there are also options for monetizing and distributing to 80% of the video internet.

Viddler

Upload videos or use your webcam to record directly to Viddler. Brand yourself by placing a logo in the corner of the screen and have the video link back to your website no matter where it’s embedded on the web. Users can interact with your video by placing timed comments inside it. Apply for iTunes syndication and revenue share, or pay a monthly fee to access analytics and more.

Revver

Videos can be paired with targeted ads and tracked across the internet, or even syndicated through their network consisting of iTunes, AOL, Facebook, and more. Install a WordPress app to start your own vlog.

About John Souza

John Souza is founder and chief strategist of SMMU and Social Media Impact, and is a bestselling business author. He won the 2011 Tech Marketing Awards ‘Social Media Marketer of the Year’ and most recently the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Online Education Site. John has appeared on The Michael Gerber Show, and his business has been honored at the Mashable Awards, Forbes Business Awards and The Stevie Awards.
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