Do you like to embed YouTube videos onto your blog? Yay – me too…
Whether you are embedding one of your own fabulous videos or someone else’s inspiring/hilarious or educational videos, it’s always a great way to create wonderfully engaging multimedia blog content.
I highly recommend it.
Are you doing it all wrong?
Go look at your latest embedded video…
When the video is over what do you see?
If you see a bunch of ‘related videos’ read on, cause you are embedding the videos in the wrong way…
So what do I mean “embedding the videos in the wrong way”?
Well, let me put it to you like this.
How would you like it if after watching a video on your blog, your visitors were treated to a bunch of videos from either your competitors (yikes) or videos which you really don’t gel with (double yikes)…
If you just grab the standard embed code from YouTube, when the video is over there will be a plethora of videos for your visitors to watch next.
Yes visitors may well be spending more time on your site (yay for your analytics) but they could be totally distracted from your message and might not even finish reading your post.
The other option is for your custom thumbnail/video still to show instead of all those other suggested videos. It looks WAAAAY better and keeps your blog visitors focused on YOUR CONTENT and YOUR MESSAGE!
You don’t know what you don’t know
If you’ve been doing it the wrong way, I’ve got you covered. So fear not, there is a simple way to embed any YouTube video without all the distractions at the end of the vid. Once you know how you’ll never embed vidoes the wrong way again!
So here’s THE BEST WAY to Embed a YouTube Video into your blog
It’s super easy when you know how…
Click the SHARE link under the video
Click the EMBED link
Click the SHOW MORE link
Untick “Show suggested videos when the video finishes”
Optional: You can also untick “Show video title and player actions” if you use a custom youtube thumbnail image, like I do which already has the title on it. Otherwise YouTube adds the title too and it looks kinda messy. Much cleaner without it.
Copy the code provided in the expanded box
Paste the code into your blog or website under the TEXT editor/HTML
Taaa-daa! You’re done!
Now over to you… was this helpful for you? Let me know in the comments below. If so please share my post with your friends on social to help more people embed YouTube videos the BETTER way!
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