Video SEO

In Google, you can find websites, but also images and videos: that’s why optimizing videos is just as important as your other SEO efforts. Yoast created the Video SEO for WordPress plugin to help you optimize your videos, so you can make sure that your videos appear in the Google Videos search result. Read all about video SEO here!

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The Video SEO add-on for the Yoast SEO for WordPress plugin automatically optimizes your videos for search engines.


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Recent Video SEO articles

YouTube vs your own site: Which is better for video SEO?

26 April 2021 | 4 Comments | Phil Nottingham

One of the big questions with video SEO is whether you’re better off hosting all your videos on YouTube or whether you should host them on a different platform. Hosting your videos on YouTube means driving traffic to your content on youtube.com. Hosting your videos on another platform allows you to make your website the …

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SEO news in March 2021: A rise in Google’s zero-click searches

There was quite a bit of discussion about a study that said that nearly 65% of Google searches in 2020 did not result in a click. This is one of the topics that our resident SEO experts Joost de Valk and Jono Alderson talked about in this month’s webinar. Want to know what they had …

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How does video SEO work?

22 March 2021 | 8 Comments | Phil Nottingham

Video is great for explaining a topic in just a couple of minutes. Or, to give people an idea of that product they’re thinking of buying. You can also use video to share your vision or insights with a very large audience. But what do you need to do to make your videos stand out …

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Yoast SEO 15.9: Performance improvements

23 February 2021 | 15 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Today sees the release of Yoast SEO 15.9 and Video SEO 13.7. In Yoast SEO 15.9, we focussed on performance improvements and general enhancements. In addition, we made Video SEO available in Elementor. Find out more! Performance improvements Improving the performance of our plugins is always on our radar. Sometimes, we do big changes that …

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Yoast SEO 15.8: A free block for your breadcrumbs

10 February 2021 | 9 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Yoast SEO 15.8 is out and it comes with a cool new gift: a breadcrumbs block for the WordPress editor. This makes it easy to just drop your breadcrumb in a page, without having to touch any code. Now available for everyone! We also have a cool new update for our Video SEO add-on that …

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Get Google’s new video reporting with the Yoast Video SEO plugin

8 October 2019 | 1 Comment | Edwin Toonen

Yesterday, Google announced a new addition to the rapidly expanding lineup of enhancement reports in Search Console. This time, it’s all about video! You can now not only see how your video performs in search, but also if your videos have valid structured data so they are eligible for rich results. Need help getting your …

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How to use video testimonials?

7 September 2018 | 2 Comments | Joost de Valk

Using testimonials on your site (the right way) is always beneficial, whether your goal is more sales, or more subscribers, etc. Providing social proof that your product or blog is awesome will help convince people that giving your their money or time is worth their while. While you can certainly use written testimonials, video testimonials …

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