nobody likes splashscreens, I strongly advise you make any video a choice, even autoplay is annoying.
It is not accessible
There is no (reliable) way to make it only show once
It will increase the bounce rate even for people who haven't seen it before
On slow machines your site may be unusable
and yes slow pages are ranked lower. (this will be a problem ...
You need to understand that in order for the human user to view the content, the browser (or some other software) need to download it. And when the content has been downloaded to the user's computer, you no longer control the access to it.
So-called "streaming" is just a download-mode where the standard viewer is programmed to automatically delete the ...
A video in-of-itself is not a bad thing.
However, the notion of hijacking the user experience by auto-starting the video and restricting access to the content is a bad thing. It is extremely bad.
Listen, these days UX (user experience) is everything. Smart SEOs understand that bounce rates, time on site, number of pages read, time on page, are all metrics ...
You may not use embedded YouTube videos behind a paywall. That is prohibited by YouTube in section 4 of the YouTube terms of service:
D. You agree not to use the Service for any of the following commercial uses unless you obtain YouTube's prior written approval:
the sale of access to the Service;
Youtube does make exceptions for using the ...
As others have stated, a sitemap isn't necessary for such a small amount of content. If you really want to have one, then including everything on one sitemap is okay.
Can you combine an XML Sitemap with an Image XML Sitemap?
You can use a separate sitemap to list images, or you can add image information to an existing sitemap.
Can you combine an XML ...
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.
As I posted on StackOverflow...
Assuming your video content is simply a file downloaded over HTTP/HTTPS (and not streamed over some other protocol) then it appears that CloudFlare might actually support this.
I just tested an MP4 video file on a client's website and it appeared to be cached by CloudFlare correctly.
My CloudFlare settings page rule:
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 ...
The video would only play the first time a user visits the site.
This is impossible to determine, deleted cookies, other PC, phone and "would play" means starts automatically? That's a no-go.
When researching I preopen a lot of tabs and those that start some video get kicked out immediately. It is my decission when I want to watch it.
You can offer the ...
Yes, it’s a good idea.
Structured data is not only useful for content you authored. It allows you to say anything about anything (see Semantic Web and Linked Data).
You provide this video for your human visitors, possibly showing its title and other metadata. Why not also provide this data in a way that machines can easier understand?
Or in other words: ...
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 ...
In order to use HTML5 features to play an MP3 file the browser would need to know the URL to the MP3 file, and therefore it would need to be included in the the source code. There are some tricks however that can help make it more difficult for people to find the URL, such as:
Obfuscating the URL using HTML character code substitutes
For example: http:// ...
There is a lot more to matching video than just comparing file hashes. Google developed and entire video matching system for YouTube called ContentID which checks every video uploaded against a library of copyrighted videos.
For a simple explanation, let's start with images. (Google does more than matching hashes there too.) Resizing/cropping any image, ...
Yes a video background does effect your SEO see
The slower your site loads the farther Google pushes you down the
SERPs. The biggest concern for Google is mobile devices.
So what should you do instead of adding a video ...
Vimeo has the option to give you a link if you have a paid account. You can generate a privaté download link to do this for multiple resolutions if needed.
An other option would be to just embed there player and add the "?background=1" in the embed link as explained here:
Well it appears you have 3 options.
1. Determine if the token is a temp token and doesn't expire/change and use it. (Most likely it does; there business model is to get the user to use the embedded player or upgrade account for that support.)
2. Use the embed link for the video which of course uses the Vimeo player.
3. Which is the correct option/answer ...
Both have advantages and disadvantages. As @Evgeniy said, from an SEO perspective, there is no difference. It is the SEO of your page that includes the video, regardless of its source that is important.
When you embed a YouTube video, Google is doing the serving. Your website only needs to output the code for the iframe and YouTube does the rest, so you ...
If your site uses a lot of graphics that are central part of your business strategy, I'd recommend you use one.
If it's just a few images / videos, perhaps skip the use of sitemaps as Google will take care of it.
Here's an excerpt from https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/178636?hl=en
Follow Webmaster Guidelines and best practices for ...
This article has a way to disable the related that play at the end of the current video: You have to add a rel=0 parameter to the embed URL.
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/R0V_D4zaEpU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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, ...
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.
I think using it with Lightbox makes chance of download hard. You can read this article:
How to create a Video Membership Site with Complete Protection to Your Videos and after the content I found this: Limitting Accessing to Video Content
These are for Wordpress but I think you can easily apply for PHP or other web programming language.
Note : I ...
Your first question is about Sitelinks. Google says that this
process is entirely automated and see this question for more
information about Sitelinks.
Second one is about Data Highlighter - Local Businesses
You can use Data Highlighter to tag data about your business, such as
its name, address, customer reviews, and ratings. Then Google can
It won't index it via a normal <iframe> or <object> embeds. Via the API you can access the captions and could take that and render it on your page. You could preserve your design/UX by putting that in a <div> with a show/hide on it.
Sitemaps have no effect on rank at all. As well, having resources linked from your site to another helps the other site, not yours. Creating outbound links to resources can effect rank in a limited way if the site that is linked to is an authority, however, this does not occur, as far as I know, for resources such as images, videos, and so on. This effect is ...