Categorizing and tagging your videos makes it easier for other Vimeo users to find them in searches and on tag or category pages.
Vimeo Categories are a great way to discover top-notch videos, creators, and collections related to your interests. Every video in these categories is hand-selected by our 100-percent-human Curation Team — take a look.
Categorizing your videos
Vimeo members who upload videos can select up to two categories and one sub-category that best describe their videos. This helps our system identify which videos might be a good fit for particular category pages.
Vimeo curators regularly refresh the content displayed and featured within the category, pulling from the large pool of videos that have been categorized by their creators.
Many more videos are uploaded and categorized than we can display on category pages, so please be aware that categorized videos won’t show up immediately and many will not ever appear on category pages. However, categorizing your videos still helps your videos become more discoverable to people who are searching for videos.
To add your video to a category, go to your video manager and select the video, then click the Advanced button on the right side of the page. Open the Distribution tab and head to the Discovery section in your video settings and click the + button. In the module, select up to two categories and a sub-category for each, hit the "Add" button, and then save your changes.
Categorizing your groups and channels
As with individual videos, you can add groups or channels you created or moderate into up to two categories.
Vimeo curators occasionally update the collections featured under Categories. To increase your collection’s chance of showing up there, be sure to give your group or channel an appealing title and appearance and update it regularly with awesome content.
To categorize your group or channel, head to the "Basic" tab in your collection's settings, check the box next to up to two categories, and save your changes.
To follow a category, visit the category's page (e.g. https://vimeo.com/categories/animation) and click +Follow. If you follow a category, videos featured in that category will appear in your feed.
Tags are keywords or terms that describe your video. For example, if you tag your Hawaii vacation video with the words “Hawaii” and “vacation,” you'll be able to easily find other related videos and help other Vimeo users find your videos.
Tagging your videos
You can use up to 20 tags for each video. We encourage you to add only relevant tags as too many tags can make your video harder to find.
To add tags to your video, go to your video manager and select the video, then click the Advanced button on the right side of the page. Open the Distribution tab and head to the Discovery section in your video settings. Under the Tags heading, click the + button and in the text box that appears type in each tag individually and click the blue “+” button after each one. When you're done adding your tags, make sure to save your changes.
If you just recently uploaded a new video, or recently made it public, it may take a little while to show up in our search results. If your videos do not appear in search results after a day, try adding more relevant terms to the description or title of your video.