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Can I DAMAGE my ranking using the autoplay feature of Youtube?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by garrido, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. garrido

    garrido Supreme Member

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    If I use a video inside my hopage, can I DAMAGE my ranking?
     
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    I think it may put some people off as they might not want to hear sounds etc when first coming onto a website or page. Give them the option to choose whether they want to play the video or not.

    Enabling auto-play might increase your bounce rate, especially if the visitor is on a sluggish connection. My advice would be what I said in the first sentence...
     
  3. garrido

    garrido Supreme Member

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    Any other opinion?
     
  4. BellinMary

    BellinMary Newbie

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    But I think Google like those pages including video or pictures.
     
  5. Mountaineer

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    Autoplay is good when you are promoting at some place where audience just doesn't pay much attention (like traffic exchanges). Otherwise I'd see it as a negative aspect.
     
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    I'd only use auto play on a lead capture page that someone has clicked to internally...

    Auto play on a first landing page can be annoying, but if they've clicked for information or a request has been made, then a well-made 60s video explaining the process etc can be a good converter.
     
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    I think it is good to have autoplay.
     
  8. Corrupt

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    I always hit the close button whenever I go to a page with autoplay and am not expecting it.
    It'll increase your bounce rate. Feel free to experiment and check.