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Your Video Account Has Been Disabled…

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Here we go again. Video marketing is so cool, the price is right, the results last a long time, the exposure is incredible, but…

Here’s a copy of the letter I got today:

Subject line: Attention required on your Vimeo account

Hi Dave Sherwin:

We see that you are using Vimeo for uploading commercial content. We’re sorry, but as stated in our Terms and Conditions of Use, on our Community Guidelines page, and on the upload page itself, Vimeo is for noncommercial use only, and we cannot host this content for you. Please take 1 week to move your videos to another hosting service. Whether your videos are public or private, they must still abide by our Terms and Conditions of Use.

After 1 week, we will review your account to determine whether you are in compliance with our Terms. If you are not, the offending videos and/or your account will be removed by a moderator.

For more information on our content policies, please visit

If you believe this was an error, please reply to this email in a civil manner with your reasoning (“I see other people do it” is not a valid reason. We deal with as many policy violations as we are able to.).


End of letter.

Sigh. Did I know they don’t allow commercial videos? Yes. But the great thing about Vimeo is they allow videos longer than 10 minutes, so I flew under the radar for a long time, quietly posting over 60 videos there in the last year or so.

Luckily, they were nicer than Youtube or Facebook, and allowed me a week to make other arrangements. BTW, I asked for an extension of 3 weeks to get my videos moved, hopefully they’ll be OK with that.

In the meantime, I’m glad to tell you I have found a FANTASTIC solution! Well, I actually didn’t, I used some of my Social Marketing Blackbox webmaster time and had THEM find it!

But I digress.

Drumroll please… the solution to this thorny problem? vzaar. That’s the solution. Not for videos that you want to go viral, or get natural traffic, of course. Those still go to Tubemogul. But if you have commercial, product related videos that you embed on your blog or page and you want COMPLETE control over them, this is the best solution I have found. Check it out. It’s a lot better to use it now than to find out 60 videos later!.

Comments on this entry are closed.

George Fourie March 31, 2010, 1:38 am

Gee Dave that sucks!

I’ve come to conclusion that if I don’t own it online, I don’t trust it!

Vzaar looks great, will check it out. I’m using EZS3 which works with Amazon S3. Will probably never use anything else and your videos are about as secure as they gonna get.

I’ll still syndicate for exposure and link building, but if someone cans me, it just doesn’t matter!

O, and yes that was really nice of them to give you a week to remove your vids. FB and Youtube can learn from that one.
.-= George Fourie´s last blog ..New On thatMLMbeat: Communicate Like (And With) Twitter ‘Facebook Style’ =-.

Alexis Martin May 24, 2010, 9:45 pm

Video Marketing is a great way to promote hardware tools and products online.”:`

ravi June 17, 2010, 11:53 pm

Never aware that video marketing has these many restrictions. Educated me on how to analyze certain features before performing video marketing. Also, thanks for providing link and suggestions for the problems.

Kanika June 20, 2010, 6:59 am

Vzaar is one of the best tools in the market for professional and commercial video hosting. They provide so many features like video player customization, branding, security controls. Quite a relief from the dont’s imposed by the other sites. With Vzaar, one can create your own customized video player and even manage performance of content by its ecommerce tool..No more complains of disabling of video accounts on networking sites.

vini June 20, 2010, 8:18 pm

This kind of information could give a lot of right way to go to the targeted goal. In response to it I would be most grateful to the website rendering valuable service in order to create awareness on Vimeo account.

Marsha Vaz June 20, 2010, 11:11 pm

Thanks for that piece of information. I did not realize that social sites like Youtube and Vimeo had those resrictions. Anyway, since video marketing is a great platform to get your thoughts out there, I will give Vzaar a go next time around.

LED Torch  October 14, 2010, 1:03 am

video marketing really rocks, i sold some affiliate stuffs through vide marketing.,;

Dave Sherwin October 14, 2010, 9:26 am

Sweet! It’s a great method, I just have to do more of it! I don’t do much direct selling with video marketing though, it’s more of an exposure/ branding/ training thing for me. I just put up a new channel for our Social Marketing Blackbox program at

Computer Fan : October 25, 2010, 10:41 am

i am new to video marketing and i am kind of wrapping up everything that i can read on the internet`;~