I was checking out the website of business contact today, and I told her to Make your YouTube videos more productive on your website!
This is a subject that I am always banging on about.
You spend so much effort, time and money in getting people TO your website, why would you ever, ever, ever send them away from it?
We all know that Google likes to see links in your website.
It does put a lot more emphasis on links that come TO your website from other sites, but links in your website can be important too.
You want to scatter in some links to other pages in your website, because Google likes to see you helping people navigate around your own website to related subjects and posts.
You can also scatter in some links to pages outside of your website.
And when you do this, make sure that you always make those pages open in a new browser window and not over the top of the browser window where your website is showing.
Opening in a new browser window means that your website page is still open when they finish with viewing the other page.
Opening over your page means that your page is likely gone forever to that reader.
To make sure that this doesn’t happen to you, always click on the button to “Open link in a new window/tab” when creating links, (or add the appropriate html code if you know how).
Adding YouTube video to your pages
Now, you could follow those same steps when adding a YouTube video link to your page so that it opens in a new browser window.
But why do that when you can play the YouTube video right there in your own website page?
Just follow these simple steps to add your YouTube video right there on a page in your website:
On the YouTube video page:
- Click on Share
- Click on Embed
- Highlight and copy the code from the panel
On the web page edit panel of your website:
- Click on Text (top right)
- Locate the position where you want the video to appear
- Paste the YouTube code into the html
- Click on Visual (top right)
In the edit page you will see a blank yellow panel where the video sits.
If you do not see this panel, then the code did not work.
(These instructions are specifically for WordPress websites, but will be similar for other CMS Content Management Systems.)
To show you how it works, I have embedded one of our videos right here . . .
Here is the bit of code from YouTube
<iframe src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/-mhQy6uhkSI?rel=0″ width=”490″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″>
And here is how it works . . .
when embedded in the code of this page.
Well, that is quite simple really!
Watch this short VIDEO
How To Embed A YouTube Video In WordPress
What should you do now?
- Start embedding videos in your posts.
- Tip: they don’t always have to be your videos.
- Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Hotpink Websites now.
What happens in Vegas
stays on YouTube. LOL
Remember – Make your YouTube videos more productive on your website