7 Video Hosting Services to Boost the Performance of Your Business Video

If you’ve made the business decision of making video a part of your marketing budget this year, you’ll be delighted to hear that there’s no shortage of useful video hosting services that can help you get more out of your investment in video.

Video hosting services designed for business have built-in tools that go beyond basic video embeds on your website, giving you an in-depth look into how your video is doing, and unlocking a host of online marketing and automation tools.

Below’s a short-and-sweet list of our favourite video marketing and hosting services that you can use for your next business video.

1. Wistia

One of the veterans among all the other video hosting tools, Wistia is feature-packed, user-friendly and brings in integrations with email and marketing automation tools like Hubspot, Marketo and Mailchimp. You can snag a free plan with Wistia’s branding and a limit of free videos. Unbranded plans start at $99 USD per month for 10 videos.

2. Vimeo

The cleaner, ad-free rival of YouTube, Vimeo has traditionally been a community of filmmakers and content creators looking to showcase their best work. Vimeo has recently been making a bold push into the business video realm by offering new plans with advanced analytics and lead capture tools. Vimeo Business plans start at $55 CAD per month.

3. Vidyard

Vidyard is a beastly video hosting service that offers a huge number of features, integrations and an easy-to-use dashboard. Its pricing isn’t for the faint-of-heart, however, and is more suitable for businesses with established and frequent video marketing needs. Plans start at a hefty $1,250/month.

4. Brightcove

A solid contender in the video hosting space, Brightcove offers a healthy list of features in analytics and marketing automation, as well as a unique set of video monetization and ad-blocking management tools. Plans start at $199 USD per month.

5. SproutVideo

Packing all the basic features you’d expect from business video hosting service and more, SproutVideo lands in a reasonable pricing range at $59.99/mo. No free plans, though.

6. Vzaar

Vzaar brings in a more affordable entry price point that will give you the basics of hosting, embedding and analytics. Their “Self-Service” plans start at $20.83 USD per month.

7. Viddler

Viddler is an advanced video hosting service that allows businesses and organizations deploy video for internal employee training and engagement, capitalizing on the concept of gamification and reward systems. Pricing information isn’t readily available as you’ll need to contact them for a custom quote, but expect it to be a healthy investment.

And that covers it. Hopefully this list has given you a good starting point in your search for the right video hosting service for your business. If you’re currently already using one, let us know in the comments section below what it is and how you’re liking it.

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