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iFrame embeded videos on WordPress and SEO

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by iamNOBODY, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. iamNOBODY

    iamNOBODY Junior Member

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    Hello everyone, I'm starting my own website that is focused on a specific niche set of videos that I've been posting on wordpress. These videos are hosted on google drive or other sites that give me iFrame codes so I can embed them on my site.

    From my research, I've read that using iFrames aren't such a good idea for SEO and some of my research has led me to believe that I should be using a subdomain for the actual video content itself. So essentially, what I may do is post on Wordpress with the title of my video and put some text content on that post about the general info of the video, and then have a "watch now" button on their that links to the subdomain with just that video on it.

    My question is, will using a subdomain for my videos be the most ideal situation for SEO? I cannot host these videos on my site so I would either have to do this or just have a over 200 iframe embeded videos on my site all with their own page.

    Any advice is appreciated! thanks
     
  2. iamNOBODY

    iamNOBODY Junior Member

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    bump, anyone know?
     
  3. ChanzGrande

    ChanzGrande Elite Member

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    Just keep them on the same domain, and use the iframe. If you are concerned about the major issue (which is a lack of content), then simply build out your post template to include other information that will allow you to target specific keywords and implement a real SEO strategy.

    The only reason this is a problem for most people is that ALL they want to put in the wordpress post is the video IFRAME, but this basically says to any search engine that the post is EMPTY because they don't really know how to interpret the content from the IFRAME. As such an easy work-around is to add additional content to the post.
     
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  4. iamNOBODY

    iamNOBODY Junior Member

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    Thnank you for your advice I really appreciate it. That's what I'm gona do, it's just gonna be hard to write content about what I have..especially for 200 pages lol.
     
  5. mlaurin

    mlaurin Newbie

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    You could also transcribe the videos and put that content on the page with each video. That's a great way to re-purpose content or (in your case) get index-able content on the page.

    Hope that helps