Video SEO: FAQ
Our Video SEO for WordPress plugin helps you with optimizing your videos for search engines. In this article, we’ll answer frequently asked questions about our Video SEO plugin.
You can find Video SEO in the sidebar and in the Video SEO meta box below the post or page. In Video SEO 13.6, we’ve integrated Yoast Video SEO into the block editor (or Gutenberg) sidebar. This makes it a lot easier to use Video SEO while writing and editing your content, as you no longer have to scroll down to find the Video SEO meta box!
The Video SEO plugin only indexes videos on your taxonomy pages that are in the description of that taxonomy. If the videos are shown as excerpts of underlying pages, it will not index them. If you want the videos on your taxonomy indexed, follow the steps described in this article on how to index videos on taxonomy pages.
Currently, if your video is set to private before it’s indexed by our plugin, it may not be recognized. We’re working on a solution for this, but for now, we have a workaround for indexing private videos with the Video SEO plugin.
In this post on videos not showing in the search results, we explore why your video might not show up in the search results, and we tell you what the solution is for this issue. You might also find the article How to rank with your videos in Google useful.
This article on supported video hosting platforms for Video SEO plugin lists all the hosting platforms that have been proven to be possible to optimize with the Video SEO plugin.
When you have the custom post type ‘Video’, the Video SEO plugin will automatically detect a naming collision and change the video sitemap name. Please go to SEO > Video SEO and click ‘XML Video Sitemap’ to get the correct video sitemap URL. In this article, we explain how to change the XML video sitemap URL.
Yes, follow the steps described in this article on how to change the XML video sitemap URL.
Are you getting an error message saying our plugin has not detected a video in your content? We’ve listed possible causes and solutions in this article.