Where to place video files

We're a video production company and we have a player on our site for demo videos. Currently, the videos are being played from a Content Delivery Network(CDN). I was wondering if there were any SEO advantages to having the actual video files reside and play from our own web server instead of the CDN's?
Steve BrameRich Media DirectorAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

AndyBeardCommented:
There is no problem playing video from a CDN

Would you believe it is even possible to get a Youtube, Viddler or Vimeo video ranking for your own site, though it is a lot harder.

Things are a little easier if you use & submit a video sitemap or mediarss feed, it is even possible to take a video thumbnail, and have that link through to a video server by S3 (such as you would using Flowplayer) and get the video to rank on your site without any other optimization.

From an aesthetic point of view it is better to use a CNAME for your CDN, or possibly a fresh domain to avoid cookie bloat on other media files..
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
gwkgCommented:
No clear advantage, but you can optimize them

http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/video-seo-techniques-on-selfhosting-sites
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.