Metacafe was a video sharing website that specialized in short-form video entertainment in the categories of movies, video games, sports, music, and TV.
The site allowed its users to post and access short-form videos, and it was advertising-supported, working closely with brands in the entertainment, consumer electronics, telecommunications, consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, and automotive sectors.
The site basically worked like any other video sharing platform, where one was required to open an account with his email address. Metacafe paid its partners $5 per 1000 page views. The more attractive your videos are, the more the money they made.
To market best the videos uploaded on the site, the best way was by having a blog that linked to your Metacafe videos.
Search by what's popular now, highest rated videos, most viewed, and rising stars to find the best videos.
Create your own channel to post your own videos and to link other videos you like.
Metacafe was founded.
The company closed a Series B financing round of $12 million.
The company moved its headquarters to Palo Alto, California.
Metacafe was ranked the third-largest video site in the world.
Metacafe was acquired by digital talent agency, The Collective.
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