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Every video has a unique ID, so in a similar vein to this site, it needs to be in the URL. YouTube was started by a couple of guys who were more concerned with a great and useful site, and probably didn't know much about SEO. YouTube is a perfect example of how having an awesome site is way more important than worrying over tiny details. But once YouTube ...


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The only way to ensure that a soundtrack will not be blocked is to avoid using audio that belongs to someone else, and is protected by copyright. The only soundtracks that get flagged are those where the copyright owner has said they didn't want their tracks used. You should realize that this actually prevents a whole lot more trouble, and is a good thing. ...


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I have been talking to vzaar (vzaar.com) about a similar project. They are cheaper than Brightcove and have an decent API which is available on all pricing plans (unlike Brightcove who only give you access to the API on an expensive plan). They use the Edgecast CDN. Note - haven't actually committed or used them in anger yet, but on paper they seem ok.


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Vimeo Plus is $9.95/month or $59.95/year, and offers domain level privacy: Choose exactly where your videos can be embedded on the web. There are no limits to the number of websites you can choose and you'll always have complete control of your video outside of Vimeo. You even have the option to completely hide your video on Vimeo.com so it will only ...


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From the YouTube help page titled 'Adding sites to a filter list': As a YouTube content partner, you can filter specific AdSense advertiser domains appearing next to your YouTube videos. Here's how to filter a specific AdSense advertiser domain: Sign in to your Adsense account. On the AdSense Setup tab , click the Competitive Ad Filter ...


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You can upload pretty much any size you want and the services will resize to suit (what they can resize to is listed below). Facebook: The max is 540px high by 180px wide. Twitter: Has 2 - 73x73 px and 48x48 px. You can also see the image full size by clicking on it in a users profile. Youtube: Is 88x88 px. edit Thanks to DisgruntledGoat for the ...


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There is beauty in uniqueness. Every media object uploaded to Youtube is given a unique identifier so it can be located. This is one area where an SEO friendly link is mostly useless. Think of 20,000 people all trying to name their video youtube.com/my-really-cute-dancing-kitty. The SEO is in the video description and tagging and everything else Youtube ...


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a CDN is just a simple network of computers distributed all around the world delivering content like images when quired by a client. They often provide from the best available network considering place and availability. They reduce the load on the main server to let the server query the database fast enough to load the site faster. Imagine that: Your site ...


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According to the Protocol site: Sitemap file location: Note that this means that all URLs listed in the Sitemap must use the same protocol (http, in this example) and reside on the same host as the Sitemap. For instance, if the Sitemap is located at http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml, it can't include URLs from ...


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This depends a lot on your local copyright (and other) laws, but generally it should be sufficient to ensure that you: don't directly encourage or profit from copyright infringement, clearly forbid your users from uploading copyrighted material which they don't have the necessary rights to (and ban users that are found to repeatedly violate this rule), ...


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Do Videos Bring more Traffic than backlinks in General? Yes and No.. It really depends if your page(s) are already ranking, and then the quality of backlinks you have. Ultimately if your number one on the page then no, it simply won't. You should consider YouTube as a Social Tool to bring in more visitors to your site on phrases that you may not be ...


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YouTube prohibits modification of the embedded video. Here is the relevant section of the YouTube terms of service: General Use of the Service—Permissions and Restrictions YouTube hereby grants you permission to access and use the Service as set forth in these Terms of Service, provided that: ... If you use the Embeddable Player on your ...


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Simply put, you can't, except you have a brand or partner channel, which allows you to do that. Place a link in the description of your video instead and make sure it's above the fold if your video description is longer:


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You'll need to add some RDFa meta data to the header of your pages which contain video. For Facebook specifically, you'll need to add a <link rel="image_src" href="/URL/TO/VIDEO_THUMBNAIL.jpg" /> tag to indicate the video thumbnail, and a <link rel="video_src" href="/URL/TO/PLAY/VIDEO" /> to indicate the video player. Note that the video_src tag ...


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I found a good answer for you from this Stack Overflow question: Both the youtube player and the video content is streamed from YouTube's server. The only price you pay is the few bytes it takes to add the video player embed code in your HTML pages.


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YouTube also offers "unlisted" videos which allow you to put a video on YouTube but not have it show up on your user page or in searches - you just require the URL in order to find it. More Details at the YouTube help page


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This works for me <object width="540" height="325"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/dvYQhJwwkgA?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed ...


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This article should help you out: Play Custom Video Player on Facebook. Facebook and the Open Graph Protocol allows you to define special meta data on your web pages that defines them in Facebook’s social graph. In this post i’ll show you how to set up the meta tags required for you to use a custom video player on Facebook, styled exactly like you ...


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The YouTube embed plugin supports playlists, features a screenshot, and appears to be actively maintained. To embed a playlist, install the plugin and then add the following shortcode in the post editor: [youtube_playlist width=200 height=100]playlist_id[/youtube_playlist] The playlist id is the string of numbers and letters after the "&list=" in the ...


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This is pretty good documentation http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=80472 More information is available in webmaster tools http://www.google.com/webmasters/videositemaps/


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It really depends on what you're doing with video as to which choice you make, you may need to use both technologies to make the most efficient use of your bandwidth and streamline user experience. e.g. streaming may be more appropriate for longer videos, progressive for shorter ones. The main advantage of progressive is that you only need a conventional ...


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It is purely up to Google what video site get their videos embedded in Google SERPs. As of right now, I believe only Youtube videos are embedded directly in Google's SERPs but then Google owns Youtube so that makes sense. If Google ever does support videos being embedded in their results other than Youtube, they will most likely have to follow the ...


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Youtube can close your channel for too many copyright infringements. Trailers are popular and are on other peoples channels. It's a matter of how many complaints they receive against your account. Also many people write disclaimers saying the videos, music etc belong to their respective copyright holders. That doesn't hold up, you are just admitting you know ...


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Integrating Google Analytics and Youtube is pretty easy. Plus you can create custom dashboards in GA to display whatever information you want. How to integrate Youtube with Google Analytics http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=147619 This post http://stackoverflow.com/a/7878917/804087 on SO discusses ways to get facebook data ...


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I'm not a lawyer but I think "points 8/9/14 section II - Prohibitions" of YouTube TOS suggest you are violating them. 8.separate, isolate, or modify the audio or video components of any YouTube audiovisual content made available through the YouTube API; 9.promote separately the audio or video components of any YouTube audiovisual content made ...


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If the videos are for a contest then I'd imagine they are subject to review and moderation? Then uploading to YouTube should be a secondary action. Personally I would upload to website then review and manually add. YouTube offers massive exposure for you client. It would a terrible trade off for the sake of automation.


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This automation could be achieved via the Vimeo Advanced API. Upload access requires approval, so make sure to create an app and request access before you go too far down this path. Currently the API requires the user to upload to you, and then you upload to Vimeo, but this can be a fully automated process. Upload Documentation By uploading via the api, ...


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In your case the new link will help to improve SEO. Because it has the domain name so it will give priority in search. By changing your current Youtube link in your site will not affect any other SEO because it's just an external link. The only thing you have to make sure you're changed URLs should be updated in all other places (wherever you're used older ...


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Do sites using YouTube video API get indexed by Google? The answer is using these API's will not prevent the site being indexed. ...what options do I have for SEO? Google will read rendered code. So it does depend on how the code renders when the bot reads your site. However, if the API translates to just embed or object (or similar controls) then there ...



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