The search function on Vimeo has always been an area where we knew there could be major improvement. Well I'm glad to say that major improvement has been made. We have pretty much replaced the entire search engine, and it is now much more accurate. It also now supports search functions like + and -, so if you wanted to search for videos of the beach, but you don't want to see any volleyball, you could do: beach -volleyball. You can also search for phrases in quotes, like "best video ever". Cool, right?
You know what else is cool? Yesterday we broke 1,000,000 plays in one day on Vimeo. That's a big milestone for us! At it's peak that's 17 people hitting play every second. This time last year, we peaked at 190k plays in one day. In January this year, we were at just 220k. After a long hibernation, Vimeo has quadrupled in size in pretty much every dimension in less than six months.
Oh, we also set personal bests for videos uploaded, HD videos uploaded, videos encoded, sign ups, logged in users, comments, and likes. On any given day we usually break one of these, to smash them all at once is awesome.+ More from the Staff Blog Archive