San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 08, 2011
Got a YouTube channel? Now users can have their own custom video website to go along with it — for free.
That's because the San Francisco-based online video platform VidCaster today announced that it has launched a new VidCaster Free plan powered by YouTube, bringing VidCaster's powerful site-making and video SEO tools to the YouTube ecosystem.
"YouTube is home to an amazing amount of video content and now the owners of that content can easily create their own branded destination sites," said Kieran Farr, VidCaster's CEO and co-founder. “And because VidCaster Free automatically syncs with a YouTube channel, no maintenance is required beyond the initial setup,” Farr said.
Like the paid VidCaster Silver ($39/mo) and VidCaster Gold ($99/mo) plans, the VidCaster Free plan allows users to choose a professionally-designed site theme, upload their logo, and select custom colors to create a unique viewing environment for their videos. And like paid VidCaster plans, the VidCaster Free plan also includes automatic video SEO to direct search results on sites like Google to a user's video site.
"If you take a YouTube embed code and just paste it into, say, a blog post, search engines actually don't know that it's a video so users searching for your video will have a hard time finding it. With our automatic video SEO, that's not something you have to worry about — it just works," Farr explained.
VidCaster Free users who want to set their site up on their own domain name can do so for $20/year. For users who need more power — such as the ability to put their logo in the player, run their own advertisements, or customize the CSS & HTML of their site — VidCaster recommends upgrading to the paid Silver and Gold plans.
VidCaster is a service mark of Vid Network, Inc. Founded in 2010, Vid Network is devoted to making online video publishing painless and profitable for individuals, small businesses and enterprise clients. Its investors include French innovation agency FaberNovel, Dave McClure's 500 Startups, Quest Venture Partners and more. For more information about VidCaster, visit http://www.vidcaster.com.