Vimeo is becoming one of the most popular video-sharing websites in the world. It might not be as popular as YouTube, but it’s gotten a lot of hype and is increasingly progressive. However, despite the fact that the site has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Vimeo. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: Users Never Have to Watch Advertisements Before Videos. If you’ve been stuck in a Vimeo k-hole for hours and are wondering why you haven’t had to watch any obnoxious ads, there’s a reason. It just doesn’t do that. Unlike YouTube, Vimeo users never have to watch advertisements before watching a video.
Number Fourteen: It Has a Shaky Relationship With Google. Because Google owns YouTube – Vimeo’s biggest competition – some rumors have been spreading that its videos may stop showing up in Google search results. However, this is yet to be confirmed.
Number Thirteen: Its Name Is a Portmanteau. The name “Vimeo” was created as a portmanteau of the words “video” and “me.” This gets at the heart of what it does as a business – allow users (the “me”) to specially curate “video” content.
Number Twelve: And It’s an Anagram, Too. We already mentioned that the company’s name was created as a portmanteau of “video” and “me,” but there’s another catchy reason the name works – it’s an anagram of the word “movie.” Cool!
Number Eleven: The White House Uses It. It’s true! Rather than use YouTube, the White House hosts all of their video content with Vimeo.
Number Ten: For a Period of Time, it Didn’t Allow Gaming Videos. One of YouTube’s biggest boons is in its videos of gamers; however, from 2008 to 2014, gaming videos were not allowed on Vimeo. This was done in an effort to decrease transcoder wait times.
Number Nine: It Was the First Video Sharing Site to Support Consumer HD Videos. Despite the fact that YouTube was created before it, Vimeo was the very first video sharing site to support HD videos from its users. Stay tuned for part two of this list, coming soon!