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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 ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
5 votes

Emails from [email protected] - are they genuine?

I've encountered such emails many time, I do this, if you can find the same domain and TLS certification then, you've got email from a legit source.
Deepak Mathur's user avatar
4 votes

YouTube Videos: Google returns non-existant meta description and different keywords

Google will occasionally rewrite titles and descriptions to give people a more varied search result. It is true that the video you mention does not mention 'domain' in the title or the description ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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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 ...
Itai's user avatar
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Emails from [email protected] - are they genuine?

EDIT: Alright, there definitely ARE some weird things in those emails though. Like the second picture you post said the deadline was 3/18/2018? A year ago? And the 3rd one said "follow these steps", ...
Zachary Judd'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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How to enable autoplay of a YouTube video in Blogger?

Remove the first & after the question mark Like this: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gxIv_ngpZYo?autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-...
Incognito's user avatar
3 votes

Should you use the same Google Analytics property for your website and YouTube channel?

This decision has nothing to do whether it is a YouTube channel, and nobody can answer this without knowing the contents of those two assets. You can think of a Google Analytics property to be just ...
Tim Grant's user avatar
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3 votes

Embed YouTube playlist/video using high-res image placeholder

Each YouTube video has 4 generated images. They are predictably formatted as follows: http://img.youtube.com/vi/<insert-youtube-video-id-here>/0.jpg http://img.youtube.com/vi/<insert-youtube-...
norcal johnny's user avatar
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Personalized content for users who came from Google SERPs: cloaking?

As far as i know Youtube delivers personalized videos only if you are logged in. When i open a private browsing window and go to https://www.youtube.com/ they show me generell video categories and say ...
Milo Tischler's user avatar
3 votes

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.
John Conde's user avatar
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Embedding Other People's Content

There are allowed third party players out there which play others' content, this seems to be the same as embedding a video in a webpage/app that doesn't belong to the website owner. Surely they have ...
ave's user avatar
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Do search engines dislike subscriber exchanges on websites?

Google rarely reveals the factors they use when calculating a sites position in the search rankings. It's also impossible to know the weight of each factor, but what we do know is that backlinks is ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
2 votes

Embed YouTube playlist/video using high-res image placeholder

Google brought me here when I was looking for help to the same blurry thumbnail problem. I found this great solution: Simply replace the old embed playlist spell... /embed/videoseries?list= ...with ...
dudebuildingportfolio123's user avatar
2 votes

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 ...
Evgeniy's user avatar
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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 ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
2 votes

Can you embed a YouTube video showing only the video (with no title, etc)?

If you're looking to simply show the initial image without the playing the video and don't mind the avatar showing once the user clicks to play the video, check out Labnol Lazyload video. It will only ...
Trebor's user avatar
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1 vote

Why does Youtube API store a cookie on Iframes? Need to add something to my privacy policy

Google has a site explaining which cookies are used how at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types. TLDR: It uses cookies to save preferences (eg which quality has been selected and whether ...
Leo Wattenberg's user avatar
1 vote

Why does Youtube API store a cookie on Iframes? Need to add something to my privacy policy

Youtube stores a cookie through its iframe player for many reasons. Youtube is tracking which user is watching which video through your iframe to improve its own data collection. This helps youtube ...
Michael d's user avatar
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Will subtitling my Youtube videos make them easier to find in search engines?

Yes, YouTube has been able to index the closed captioning for a little over a year - which helps in a big way for optimization. More info here.
James Randolph's user avatar
1 vote

Could my website be penalized for listing videos in a popup via the YouTube API?

Lyrics sites all took a big hit. Google displays its own lyrics in search now. There are thousands of lyrics sites out there. Also, Google doesn't want to display duplicate content websites so it ...
Michael d's user avatar
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1 vote

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. ...
Evgeniy's user avatar
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How to remove the related videos at end of YouTube embedded video?

Try this : https://your_youtube_embeded_link?rel=0&showinfo=0 sample : <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/h-_gFbNF80s?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0" ></iframe> rel=0 is to ...
Andhi Irawan's user avatar
1 vote

Find which Youtube video is a referral in Google Analytics

Try to add to your source/medium report a second dimension "Ad Content" - what do you see? If this will not help, so there should be accesses from YT homepage, as Stephen Ostermiller pointed out in ...
Evgeniy's user avatar
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Is it OK to place an other user's video on my page?

Is that correct that I will not do any violations doing so [with the YouTube Standard License]? The YouTube Standard License basically authorizes YouTube to distribute the video via its platform. ...
Anaksunaman's user avatar
1 vote

Are YouTube videos Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 compliant?

Apart from the need for captions, which might be met by YouTube's auto-captioning, the other issue with meeting WCAG 2.0 (or 2.1) at AA or AAA is the requirement under criterion 1.2.5 to provide audio ...
Scott Buchanan's user avatar
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Are YouTube videos Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 compliant?

From my reading of the WCAG 2.0 guidelines, closed-captions are enough to meet some of the guidelines at Level A, however Level AAA (and possibly AA also?) appear to require a text alternative that is ...
Simon East's user avatar
1 vote

How can i see traffic souces in YouTube

Connect your YouTube channel to your Google Analytics account. sign into youtube, go to the account settings page from your account page, select "view additional features"(https://www.youtube.com/...
Josh Salganik's user avatar
1 vote

Would Youtube crack down on upvoting your own comments from several accounts to promote your website?

Youtube is a search engine and is owned by Google, which knows all and sees all. Your search results will drop almost certainly. you can probably game the system a bit but expect to be caught and ...
Juniper Jones's user avatar

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