Videos have become the most popular way of conveying information next to reading. Be it news, music or sports, videos pass on the message faster hence their popularity especially among the younger generations who would rather watch than read.
The listed video websites have been chosen because they are user friendly and attract a lot of web traffic and have been ranked highly by reputable sources.
Here we enlist the top 10 best Video websites for 2017
10. Ustream – www.ustream.tv/
Ustream was founded in 2007 and is located in San Francisco. Ustream has experienced significant growth in the political, entertainment, and technology fields over the years. IBM acquired Ustream in January 2016.
Ustream is a top provider of cloud-based, end-to-end video solutions for media and enterprises. Ustream airs live and on-demand videos for 30 million unique viewers per month. Ustream has some well known customers like NASA, Samsung, Facebook, Nike and Discovery Communications. Alexa a website traffic analysis company ranks Ustream at 854.
9. Vine – https://vine.co/
Vine was founded in June 2012 and American website Twitter acquired it in October 2012. Users can share vines six second- long video clips which are published through Vine’s social network and can be shared on other services such as Facebook and Twitter.
As of December 2016 Vine got an estimated 42 million unique visitors per month and has an Alexa ranking of 1,172 websites based on web traffic.
8. Metacafe – www.metacafe.com/
Metacafe is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and is owned by Collective Digital who acquired it in 2012. Metacafe is a video-sharing website that specializes in short-form videos of movies, video games, sports, music and TV.
The site is advertising supported, and works in partnership with brands in the entertainment, consumer electronics, telecommunications, and automotive sectors.
This website gets around 12 million visitors per month and Alexa Rank puts it at 1477.
7. Liveleak – www.liveleak.com/
LiveLeak was founded in 2006 with the aim of posting real footage of war, politics and other world events that empower citizen journalism. The videos on this site are graphic in nature showing real events as they happened. LiveLeak is also lets users post and share videos that are open for debates.
The site is estimated to around 45 million monthly visitors and is place at the 642 most popular websites in the world as of December 2016 by Alexa Rank.
6. Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/
Twitch is a gamers’ paradise. Twitch is the world’s top video platform and community for gamers. The website primarily focuses on video gaming, video games and broadcasts of eSports. It has expanded to broadcast creative content, and music.
Content on the site can either be viewed live or via video on demand. More than 50 million gamers gather every month on Twitch to watch and talk about current games in the market. Alexa Rank puts this site at 266 of the most popular websites.
5. Dailymotion– www.dailymotion.com/
Dailymotion was founded in 2006 in France. It is a video website on which users can upload, watch and share videos. It is one of the biggest video platforms in the world, offering a mix of content from users, independent creators and premium partners. Dailymotion is available worldwide, in 18 different languages and 35 localized versions featuring local home pages and local content.
The website receives over 100 million visitors every month and is ranked at 94 of the most popular websites in the world in terms of web traffic.
4. Yahoo! Screen – https://view.yahoo.com/
Yahoo! Screen, founded in 2006, is a video on demand service operated by Yahoo!. In affiliation with Hulu, it streams recent aired episodes and clips of television series from the ABC, NBC, and Fox networks in the United States.
Yahoo! Screen gets an approximated 125 million visitors per month making it one of the most visited websites in 2016.
3. Netflix – https://www.netflix.com/
Netflixis an American entertainment company specializing in streaming media and video on demand online. In 2013, Netflix added film and television production, as well as online distribution.
The company has expanded internationally and is available in over 190 countries. Netflix released its first series, House of Cards in 2013. It greatly expanded the production of both film and television series since then, offering “Netflix Original” content through its online library of films and television. Netflix is releasing an estimated 126 original series or films in 2016.
As of October 2016, Netflix reported over 86 million subscribers worldwide, including more than 47 million in the United States. Netflix receives an estimated 150 million monthly visitors. Alexa ranks Netflix at 95 of the most popular websites.
2. Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/
Vimeo was founded in 2004.it is a video-sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos. It is also the first video sharing site to support high-definition videos. There millions of videos are available to watch at Vimeo from a variety of sources all over the web. Movie trailers, entire movies, shows, and user generated content is available for streaming and downloading.
As of January 2017, Vimeo attracts more than 130 million unique visitors per month and has more than 30 million registered users.
1. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/
YouTube was created in 2005 and bought by Google in 2006. YouTube It is by far the most popular video website out there.
YouTube has a wide range of content from music to movies to ‘how to’ videos to vloggs. It allows users to upload, view, share and comment on videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals.
As of January 2017, YouTube is estimated to get a whopping 1 billion visitors every month and is ranked the third most popular website in the world.
The web has changed considerably the last couple of years with new innovations whose main focus is videos websites. Companies and content creators are on the race to bring forth interesting content that sell and will garner a lot of views on the internet. The more the views the more visible the brand gets and the more advertising revenue to be had.