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Is it allowed to embed YouTube videos behind a paywall?

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 ...
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Do I need an XML sitemap for just a few images and videos?

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 ...
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How do you get a permanent link for Vimeo hosted videos for use in a video sitemap?

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 ...
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Html5 tag video VS Youtube video

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 ...
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Does it make sense to put Google Video Snippet of a non hosted video?

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 ...
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Hosting HTML5 video on Youtube/Vimeo, without using player

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 ...
Jonathan Joosten's user avatar
3 votes

How to remove the related videos at end of YouTube embedded video?

As of September 2018 Youtube has made it impossible to remove related videos. You will always get related videos from now on.
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Do embedded YouTube videos on my website consume my bandwidth or not?

The video loads from YouTube so you do not incur any bandwidth usage from having this video embedded in your site.
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Does display:none prevent a video from being downloaded

It is still being downloaded, and hidden, if you use display:none.
StephenCollins's user avatar
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Do I need an XML sitemap for just a few images and videos?

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 ...
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Do I need an XML sitemap for just a few images and videos?

Creating an image sitemap is a good idea if your images load dynamically with JavaScript. It will make the easier job for web crawlers. If you have that images available directly in HTML code, a ...
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Will a self hosted video get indexed on Google Video Search if I use an iframe?

Here are the minimum requirements for Google to be able to Crawl your video: Minimum requirements for a video search result: If you want your video to be eligible for search results: Google must be ...
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Will a self hosted video get indexed on Google Video Search if I use an iframe?

gael offers good advice. In addition to that, on the hosting domain, apply the new indexifembedded meta robots directive. This will ensure that your content can be fully crawled and indexed if you're ...
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Google thinks my webpage has a video when it doesn't (since June 2022)

I've figured out the issue. Turns out it was because our site deals with watches, and the path for each watch page started with /watch/. It seems like Google is hard-coding this path as a video result,...
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Auto Re-Size YouTube Embedded Video

You can try this: Remove the height and width from the embed code and put it between a div class and add a class to the iframe just like this: <div class="youtube"> <iframe src="//www....
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How to configure videos from Google Drive embedded on Google Sites to auto-start and loop?

It looks like they are attempting to support ?autoplay=1 but are failing at that: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9P-4EpF1HhMbHV3U3phZlVSdTQ/preview opens the video in a paused state https://drive....
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What factors affect how fast HTML5 videos will start playing?

These are the key factors that should be considered with regards to video regardless of BW. You should post 3 formats when possible, to serve the proper device used. mp4, webm, ogg This not only ...
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What can I do in order to get Google to show my videos in their "Videos" tab?

I see you have tagged this post with video sitemap so I am assuming you have one functioning on your website? Have you also submitted this to Google Search Console? I would also recommend using schema ...
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How to remove the related videos at end of YouTube embedded video?

YouTube changed the rel=0 parameter as of September 2018 so that it no longer fully disables related videos. However, you can work around this using the YouTube Player API to show custom HTML ...
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Html5 tag video VS Youtube video

From the "pure" SEO point of view there is no difference between implementation variants you mention. Both of them are equally good or bad recognized by Googlebot as video files. Much more important ...
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Videos are "choppy"/"laggy" - Just aren't smooth on web server

I dont think your webserver has much to do with it. I'm guessing it's the bandwith at the users end. It plays at 16,962kbps, which stand for 16,962kb/sec, which is roughly about 16mb per sec. Your ...
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Will a large HTML5 video (30 MB) affect SEO / page speed?

The file size of an image affects SEO, but not the file size of a video. Google uses Googlebot-video to check out videos and answer video searches. In terms of SEO, what will increase your page rank ...
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After creating embedded YouTube videos that increase the time on page, why haven't I seen better search engine rankings?

Google doesn't watch your videos so why would the time spent on page increase? Google recommends that you embed videos with a unique backstory. Posting just videos is considered low quality, therefore,...
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After creating embedded YouTube videos that increase the time on page, why haven't I seen better search engine rankings?

For your video embedded page you can use schema markup for Video https://schema.org/VideoObject For recipe, https://schema.org/Recipe UPDATE: Sample code for Videoobject markup { "@context" : "...
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Can sites get by with just mp4 video these days? Converting to other formats bloats the size

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/HTML/Multimedia_and_embedding/Video_and_audio_content Firstly, The audio and video tracks within the container hold data in the appropriate format ...
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What are the best audio and video codecs to use for all major browsers?

Probably h.264 (for video) and mp3 or AAC for audio. https://caniuse.com/is a pretty good resource. It says h.265/HEVC is not supported on Firefox and has good, but not full support in Edge. (...
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Google Search Console says "Video is not the main content of the page". But it IS

For me, on a mobile, I have to scroll down quite a bit to see your video. Google is currently very strict about its "main content" restriction. People who have a video fill the initial ...
Tony McCreath's user avatar
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Schema and Rich Snippets for embedded YouTube videos in an onclick iframe player?

I see nothing, what would be saing against structured data for your videos. You page with videos looks like a kind of curated catalog, so you have all arguments to markup it with structured data. ...
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