August 6th, 2014
Travis Rowan, the winner of the July PFRE videographer of the month had a surprise after winning last month’s contest. Like all of the past winners of this contest he had his video hosted on his Vimeo Pro account.
Without warning the Vimeo administrators make his video “private” which means the standard vimeo address that he’d given to all his clients didn’t work any more.
The reason Vimeo sited was their guideline statement that says:
Videos focused on short term sales (e.g., real estate walkthroughs) should also remain private.
What Travis was forced to do, is embed the “private” video into a page on his site, the address of which he could give to his clients.
I don’t know about you but this is feels like very offensive behavior. Particularly, because the guideline is not enforced uniformly. Notice that all PFRE video contest winners have their video hosted on Vimeo Pro and have never been forced to make it “private.” Maybe this is going to happen to everyone, but as of this writing it has not.
The point here is that Vimeo Pro is NOT real estate friendly and it is little known because their statement about it is buried in their guidelines page. This is a good reason to point out that as I‘ve talked about before, iPlayerHD.com IS a real estate friendly video hosting site and I highly recommend it. I assure you that you will not have this nonsense happen with iPlayerHD.