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Best use of video content?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by RoscoeT, May 25, 2011.

  1. RoscoeT

    RoscoeT Junior Member

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    Typically when I produce a video I will upload it to youtube and also embed it on my site as content for my visitors. I realize that you can get visitors from youtube but I've been wondering the following:


    1. Does this really just give my content to youtube leaving me with only residual traffic from them?

    2. Should I upload the videos to my site only so they are unique content?

    3. Do embedded youtube videos help your on site SEO in anyway or does this just look like you're jacking vids from youtube just like everyone else?

    I've been thinking about uploading teasers to youtube and the full vid on my site. That way I can pull in more traffic. This is more work and before I decide to do that I'd like to know the answers to the questions above.

    So how does Google treat embedded youtube vids that you own? I guess they would not know they were yours anyway.
     
  2. cousty

    cousty Newbie

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    These are very good questions... and I wish I had the answers. Looking forward to hearing some good advice on these. I would think that it wouldn't be a bad thing to have the videos in two places, but the teaser and full vid on the website sounds like a perfect scenario.
     
  3. RoscoeT

    RoscoeT Junior Member

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    Sure, that's just lots of work. I don't really want to get into hosting the videos but I will if there is real benefit.
     
  4. Cortexmoza

    Cortexmoza Junior Member

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    Hello,
    I am little bit different from RoscoeT. I think both are helpful for you equally. You know that Youtube is the ocean of video field. Maximum visitors or searchers know the video search engine Youtube. They click on the search box after getting into the Youtube. If your video is unique then youtube search results shows your video. Then it acts as a powerful backlink for you.

    Thanks.