“We strive to do our best in responding to the ever growing demands of the web-space. And a significant part of these demands right now are focused around video platforms. Through this launch, we plan to encourage the creation and distribution of quality video content by maximizing the efficiency of integration into web projects. And, when you have or want to create any type of website, you have to differentiate more than ever,” said Evgeny Kurt, uCoz’s CEO.
This new feature will boast an increased efficiency in updates, especially for v-blogs, entertainment, tutorials, and social oriented websites created with uCoz. Another of its assets will be an increased level of visitor engagement, since video content oriented projects are gaining popularity every year, from a statistical standpoint.
Also, uCoz users will be able to easily integrate videos from popular video sharing services, like YouTube, on the fly. This integration will be possible without the need for special coding, simply by adding links. Moreover, users will be able to upload videos onto the most popular file sharing services directly through their websites, by linking their accounts. The release also strives to enhance the company’s mission: to allow anyone with a PC and an internet connection to create an unlimited number of free websites.
uCoz is an advanced free website builder founded in 2005 by a team of Ukrainian developers, it’s headquartered in Moscow and received a venture capital investment by DST and mail.ru group in late 2007. Among the awards received by the company are the RuNet Prize: Technologies and Innovations, and Open Web Awards: Best Site for Publishers, both in 2009.
Currently the system is localized into 14 languages and has about 1.3 million active websites, which attract more than 150 million page views per day. It can be used to create a multiple range of web projects from Blogs, Forums and Company Websites, to E-shops and Fan Sites. To learn more about the system, please take the tour here: www.ucoz.com/