If YouTube is #1, then who’s #2?
Ok, let's get down to brass tacks. TONS of competitors in the online video sharing space, but who's actually winning? I wasted some perfectly good time today looking up people's Alexa rankings (yes I know, their value is dubious at best). I started with Techcrunch's original lineup, then added other sites I know about. Please let me know of anybody I missed.
Alexa Rank Site ----------- ----- 58 youtube.com 1,652 zippyvideos.com 4,353 bolt.com 4,801 dailymotion.com 7,308 vsocial.com 9,871 vimeo.com 10,560 revver.com 11,112 ourmedia.org 12,222 gofish.com 17,077 grouper.com 19,531 castpost.com 24,779 veoh.com 36,324 clipshack.com 43,700 blinkx.tv
I left off Google since Alexa just ranks the base domain, and others like iFilm because user-gen video is only part of their model. Some interesting things here. The advantage of being #1 is pretty clear, as YT appears way ahead of everyone else. Interesting though that zippyvideos and bolt.com take #2 and #3, as I don't really hear about those guys at all. I'm happy to see my own outfit gofish.com at least hitting the middle of the pack. Obviously sheer page views is a crude measure, but it's also one that many people pay attention to.