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Do videos have to be hosted on your site to take effect?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Godziwa, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Godziwa

    Godziwa Regular Member

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    Hey guys, I heard videos add quality to your word press articles. And I want to know if the video can be embed to have an effect on SEO or do I have to download it and rehost it on my wordpress site for it to take effect?
     
  2. thecornstach

    thecornstach Newbie

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    They will work if you embed, they will work even better if you host. The only problem is that hosting a video file becomes expensive fast.
     
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  3. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think the videos are treated like images; you don't necessarily need to host them to gain any benefits (although it does help), but having them in your articles adds quality by giving your visitors something to interact with.
     
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    john1444 Elite Member

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    Embedding the video is good it kind of tells Google how valuable the video is in terms of where to rank it.

    Most people self host it when the content is against the TOS of the major video sharing sites.
     
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