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Youtube video's on your webpages?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by supramanneke, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. supramanneke

    supramanneke Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I was wondering : is it wise to have other people's youtube video's on your webpages?
    I guess doing this will lead to an increase of SERP for that particular video, and will make the poster of the video very happy. But does it bring any benefit to you and your website?

    For example: I have an offline business, offering a certain service. Now, I want to put some video's of the service in action on my website.
    There are many video's like that already on youtube, and I could just simply put a link to that video on my website, so I don't need to create any myself...
    So, is this a good idea? Or is it better to create your own?

    Any ideas and suggestions?
     
  2. Crissie

    Crissie Newbie

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    I do it all the time when I have an article, for example, and want my visitors to move on from the article to other areas of my site. They see a video related to my article, think i'm some sort of authority, subscribe to my mailer list and, on average, 1 in 1000, will click an ad here or there.

    So, yes, it's a good one for you to use other people's things. Gives your site depth with little work from your end.
     
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  3. waldes

    waldes Junior Member

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    I am using youtube videos in my articles. Downgrade bounce rate and it brings more useful information for visitors.
     
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  4. Raulies

    Raulies Junior Member

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    Adding video to a page can def. help SEO wise. Always best to use own videos of course for double effect.
     
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  5. supramanneke

    supramanneke Regular Member

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    Guys, all of your posts were helpful to me. I know what I have to do now. Thanks a lot for the advice ;)
     
  6. tbrown930

    tbrown930 Newbie

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    It seems people's attention spans are quickly decreasing in our society these days. Also, in accordance with modern adult learning methods, you have 3 main types: kinesthetic (touch), auditory, and visual. Sometimes that appropriately-sized blog post for maximum SEO value is just not going to capture that visitor and make them want to read it, but if they have something visual like a video to grab on to, that may do the trick. As a small business owner myself, I find that wherever possible I can make those videos myself (say a quick tutorial, product review, etc.), it's a good way to get them looking at you and your company as opposed to potentially looking elsewhere. It can help you build your own brand.