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What are my options for Private Video Hosting? [closed]

I have a client that basically wants YouTube between a login screen. I know that YouTube offers private video hosting but this service is restricted to 25 users. Question: I am in the need of '...
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Why are YouTube URLs so ugly?

I'm just wondering why YouTube URL is so ugly (i.e unreadable and not friendly to search engines). Why they don't care about SEO? My friend said that it's because they are the top website now. But how ...
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How to remove the related videos at end of YouTube embedded video?

I am trying to get the embedded videos to stop showing at the end of the embedded YouTube videos on my website. I have tried the ?rel=0 and it does not work. Any other ideas?
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How to find out if a soundtrack will be allowed by youtube or not?

Members on my site are uploading lots of videos to youtube. They usually add soundtracks to the videos and it's frustrating for them if the video gets rejected or blocked because of the soundtrack. ...
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Youtube - preventing ads of my competitors on my videos

I want to start and upload to youtube every day a new video for my commercial use. The videos are suppose to serve existing clients and potential clients and are given free to everyone . My problem ...
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Should you use the same Google Analytics property for your website and YouTube channel?

I've setup a YouTube channel to host some of my site's videos on and to share on social media. I'd like to add Google Analytics to it now but I'm not sure if I should use my website's property or ...
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Is it allowed to embed YouTube videos behind a paywall?

Is it against any legal law or YouTube TOS themselves to embed videos (which are available for embedding obviously) for streaming on your website and put them behind a paywall, e.g. give access only ...
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Remove ads from embedded videos (uploaded by me)

I have created a youtube channel and uploaded several original videos to that channel, for the purpose of embedding them into my website. Problem is ads are being displayed like so: My embed code is:...
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Is it within YouTube's TOS to overlay static content on a video?

Given a YouTube video, is it within YouTube's terms of service to overlay some sort of static content on the video? For instance, if I'm using the embedded video player on my site, and I overlay a ...
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How could Google identify if a video is duplicate? SEO duplicate content theme

A few days ago Google's John Mueller said this: We do try to understand when something is a duplicate and treat it appropriately. So we do that with textual content, webpages for example, we try to ...
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Find which Youtube video is a referral in Google Analytics

I have many new visitors today coming thanks to a Youtube video. When I choose Acquisition > All traffic > Referrals, I see Youtube, and when clicking on it, here is what I see: Referral path ...
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Emails from youtube-api-compliance-team@google.com - are they genuine?

I have a site which uses the YouTube Data API. About a year ago, I had a similar email to the one below - the email address appeared to be genuine, so I filled the form in at https://services.google....
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What is the standard image size(s) for facebook (corporate page), twitter and youTube?

I am going to employ the services of a graphic designer, to create logos/ images for my website for the following sites: Facebook (corporate page) Twitter (twitter account for the business) YouTube ...
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How to make Youtube Video responsive? [closed]

I am creating a video site and want to make video responsive. I had created a class .video { float: left; width: 90% !important; margin-top: 1%; margin-bottom: 1%; margin-right: 5%...
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Embed YouTube playlist/video using high-res image placeholder

I am attempting to embed a YouTube video playlist using the following technique provided by YouTube itself: <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLCAVPALzt27-...
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Youtube video as page background

I'm creating a page for the customer, and I wanted to use youtube video as a page background. I don't know if it's legit (or prohibited) to use youtube like CDN server (cuz it uses their bandwidth ...
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Html5 tag video VS Youtube video

Is it better to embed a Youtube video in an Iframe or to load the video on an HTML5 tag ? Which's better from an SEO point of view ? Is there any difference on the loading time, optimization and the ...
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YouTube Videos: Google returns non-existant meta description and different keywords

I was doing some research for a client and came upon some strange results. I did a search in google videos and it returned 2 very strange results. Why are they strange? The video results in question ...
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How to enable autoplay of a YouTube video in Blogger?

I am currently running a blog and trying to put an autoplay YouTube video on a post. I am using the code: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gxIv_ngpZYo?&...
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Do videos bring more traffic than backlinks in general?

Yesterday, I had a conversion with a friend who was implementing SEO techniques on his websites a couple of years ago. He also stopped this activity since then. He claims that relevant YouTube ...
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Is there a way to add embedded youtube videos to my website sitemap?

The goal is to make embedded youtube videos appear in video search results as part of my website. I searched very extensively how to do this; I found through google some articles that claim that it's ...
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Are YouTube videos Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 compliant?

When embedding a YouTube video on a organisation's website, what is necessary to make this accessible and WCAG 2.0 AAA compliant? It's my understanding that closed captions (toggleable subtitles) are ...
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When embedding a YouTube video with a playlist how can the next video not autoplay?

Is there a way to stop autoplay of the next playlist video upon completion of the currently embedded video? I just want to play the one that's embedded but nothing else.
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How to embed my website videos in facebook via status

I have a Joomla website having a lot of videos, I want to embed my videos in facebook by sharing via status update like you do when sharing youtube video. When you paste a link there facebook ...
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Using YouTube as a CDN

Why isn't YouTube used as a CDN for video and audio files? Through YouTube's api and developer tools, it would be possible to post all media files to YouTube from a CMS and then make a call to them ...
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Registering a website with “YouTube” in the name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the line drawn with domain names which include a trademark? Are there legal (or other) issues with registering a site with "YouTube" in the name? An example would be "...
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Does YouTube videos embedded on my website consume my bandwidth?

I will like to know if embedding YouTube videos on my website consumes my bandwidth when the videos are being viewed.
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Can I hide an embedded YouTube video or is that against the terms of use?

I've been working on a music web application that so far always has a prominently displayed YouTube video that is the source of the music. Is there anything in the terms of service for YouTube that ...
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best way to cleanly display 15-20 youtube videos in a webpage?

I am currently building a website for a client who has about 20 or so videos that he wants put on a video gallery page and I was wondering if you guys could help me out and give me some advice on how ...
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Youtube copyright violation acknowledge notification

In my youtube account i have uploaded many videos. After a few days of uploading a third party video i could see a link near the video saying acknowledge this video as it is copyrighted. I click and ...
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How to create a backlink in my youtube channel/video pages to promote my website?

I want to use my YouTube channel and video pages to promote my website. I have read a website that talks about backlinks and anchors which use something like: <a href="http://foo.com">foo</...
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Dashboard to aggregate Google Analytics, Facebook, YouTube etc tracking data?

I'd like to see as much tracking data as possible about my online presence, in one single dashboard - so views/conversions from Google Analytics data, the performance of my Facebook campaigns via the ...
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XML Video Sitemap for embedded YouTube videos - anyone done this successfully and if so how?

This is poorly documented by Google and has been hotly debated by SEO's but has anyone actually done it? There is no info. on Google Webmaster Forums although they recommend that a person does ...
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When is progressive video preferable to streaming?

Streaming only transfers the portion of the video you are about to view so there is drastically less bandwidth used, however, YouTube has opted to use progressive video instead. Why does YouTube use ...
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Why does Youtube API store a cookie on Iframes? Need to add something to my privacy policy

I'm using Youtube embedded iframes on my website and am currently going through making the site GDPR compliant. From what I understand, Youtube iframes automatically store cookies when a user goes to ...
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Embedding Other People's Content

I am a little confused about embedding other peoples' content. I understand the idea that people may not appreciate another person using their content without permission for monetary gain. Here is ...
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Do sites using YouTube video API get indexed by Google?

Suppose I design a small app that heavily depends on Google YouTube API to dynamically fetch hundreds of YouTube video data. My site will be able to respond to users' requests, and generate several ...
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Online tool to convert photos into youtube video slideshow

I'm looking for a free online tool that would allow creating photo slideshows and uploading them to youtube. Animoto.com is a good example but only has a 30sec free option.
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Show preview images of my site content in Google Search Results

If you search for a video in Google and youtube search results are shown, you see a preview picture in the search results. I have a video site like youtube and I want my videos also shown with images ...
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Can I still monetize a Youtube video if I redirect website traffic to it?

Will Google ban me if redirect my website traffic to my Youtube video? Ban in the sense, will I be able to monetize my Youtube video still?
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Schema and Rich Snippets for embedded YouTube videos in an onclick iframe player?

My site has YouTube thumbnails that when clicked, load a 90% full screen overlay on the page with the youtube video in an iframe. JavaScript creates the iframe and the video is played. So the videos ...
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youtube view count on embedded videos on wordpress?

Hoping someone can help us sort out this issue. It's clear that we had about 1000 visits to a post today that contains an embedded youtube video. Visitors spent an average of 3:35 minutes on the page, ...
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Add Google Account to YouTube Analytics Access

I work for an agency and I need to add the agency analytics google account to a client's YouTube channel so the agency account can see the YouTube channel and specifically access its analytics. How do ...
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Youtube tags that describe the videos description in a short video with a long description?

I have a short video on Youtube, with a long description thats like a story about the video. I want to put in a couple of dozen tags that describe/categorise the text in the description. This is not ...
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Can I ask viewers to “like/subscribe” my YouTube videos/channel with Google Adsense enabled?

My YouTube channel and videos have Google Adsense enabled. Can I ask viewers to "like/subscribe" on both ? Would it violate the Google Adsense Terms of Service?
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Sharing password-protected videos on social media

We are developing a site where users will be able to watch and download videos that they've recorded of themselves in a public event. The videos will be password protected, and will be available only ...
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Using audio from youtube videos without the player visible [duplicate]

I want to embed certain videos from youtube on my site but I only need the audio from them so I want to set the iframe to display:none and use the api to control the play and pause with custom buttons....
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Best practices for SEO of YouTube video content

What are best practices for search engine optimization of YouTube video content? By that I mean filling in descriptions, titles, tags and so on. I can't find good information about this on the ...
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How can I make links on my own page that work like deep links interacting with an embedded youtube/vimeo on that same page?

Does anyone know about a technique to make links on a website function as deep links to an embedded vimeo/youtube video on that same page? That way one could include video's in a blog post or ...
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Video for an ad-driven website

I have a website, which i will fill with a bunch of useful videos. I've implemented an ads rotation engine for articles and will do so for videos. The next milestone is to decide how video will be ...