Now that we’re seeing several online video sites that share revenue with video creators, it’s time for a comparison grid! For now I’m starting with Revver vs. Panjea vs. Eefoof, since they’re the only prominent sites that share revenue. I’ve also included YouTube and Google Video since they’re popular and give us a comparative base on some non-revenue attributes. If I’ve missed a site (and I know I have because there’s one called something like Jeukrurueuz, and I can’t find it) please let me know.
Sorry about the JPEG chart below, but I haven’t figured out how to create a chart using WordPress. I’ll be updating this post (it’s current as of July 8, 2006) so you might want to bookmark it. If you RSS www.WillVideoforFood.com, you’ll know when it gets a major update.
The initial criteria I have included are the following:
- Best and worst attributes (example- lots of traffic but won’t accept .mov files)
- Revvenue sharing model (per view, per click, etc.). I will soon track how/when they pay.
- Ad types (banners, text ads, video ads)
- Traffic (this isn’t scientific, but I’ll use Alexa or public Hitwise data later)
- Format: Flash or Quicktime (I’ll soon explore video quality more deeply)
- Upload-to-live time: (how quickly it’s live after you upload it- very important)
Posts welcome if I’ve missed any good sites that pay content creators, or if you think I haven’t been fair in the ratings.
Note- I’ve excluded sites that are preparing to share revenue but haven’t announced it publicly. If you’re ready (and you know who you are) please let me know.
(to read it on MS Word, click here: Online Video Sites Compared)