Video SEO just became a lot easier!

The Video SEO plugin I have been talking about for far too long has finally been finished and released. The short version is, it’s for sale for $89, find out more here. Keep on reading for a bit of backstory.

Video SEO is probably one of the most technically challenging aspects of SEO. There are several ways to make it known to Google that a certain page contains a video, ranging from Facebook share markup, videoObject markup, MediaRSS enhancements to feeds to XML Video sitemaps. This plugin supports all four of those methods.

Let the plugin do the work for you

It’s a lot of work to get all this working seamlessly, but I think I’ve nailed it all. I wanted to make it as simple as putting a video in a post and then having the plugin do all the needed work. I succeeded. If you now use oEmbed to embed a video from say, Vimeo, into your blog, just by copy/pasting the URL onto a single line in your editor, and hit update, you’ll see that the Video SEO plugin grabs all the needed metadata from the Vimeo API and does all the legwork needed to make your video’s rank.

How you’ll know that it’s recognized the video? Because it will update the snippet into a video snippet:

Video Snippet Preview

It doesn’t just do that for Vimeo video’s, it works with a lot of platforms, including YouTube. How it does the YouTube thing is a question some of the more experienced SEO’s will ask. I leave that as an exercise to the reader. Check my video-sitemap.xml and see if you can find it. Whether that’ll keep working? I don’t know.

The Yoast SEO plugin

Of course, the video SEO plugin is based on and uses large parts of my WordPress SEO plugin, and therefore needs that to run. This will really allow you to take any site with video to the next level though. I’m very proud of it and hope that those of you running video sites will see the benefits and buy it.

Now I know some people don’t like that it’s a paid plugin. I can even understand that to a certain extent. Please just realize that it’s impossible to build a plugin like this and support it, without being paid for those efforts. It takes a lot of work, almost 1.5 years of thinking and learning has gone into making this plugin as good as it is, and it’ll probably require very regular updates to keep in line with all the supported video platforms. To be able to do that, I have to charge for the plugin. Also, it will support the continued development of the core SEO plugin.

I hope, and fully expect it to work out well for everyone involved. I’d love to hear your thoughts and, I’ll be honest, I’d love even more to see you buy the plugin!

Coming up next!

161 Responses to Video SEO just became a lot easier!

  1. Dennies John
    Dennies John  • 12 years ago

    i think this is the right time to try this plugin for my new site :) :)

    • Joost de Valk

      Good, go for it!

  2. Glenn
    Glenn  • 12 years ago

    I buyed the plugin and installed it directly. Now i have a big problem, i use JWplayer for my own hosted content and video’s but in the dashboard the plugin said that it indexed every video and when i lookup in the XML it is all blank: also my theme is completely messed up by the plugin, look at the videos that are indexed by the plugin: Joost, do you have a explanation for this bug?



    • Joost de Valk

      Hey Glenn,

      please respond to the purchase email you got, those go straight to my inbox, looks like you need the new version, it’s almost done so we might be able to test it on your site.

  3. Rick
    Rick  • 12 years ago

    Thinking about grabbing a copy for one of my clients sites. Do you offer a developer license, or can I use this on all of my clients sites for that $89?

    In terms of video hosting, I know you mentioned numerous times that YouTube is supported. However, based upon the tone, I’m assuming that this is not the best option, is it? I was recommending to a client that they use Vimeo for website hosted videos, but they were concerned that Google may favor YouTube videos over those hosted on Vimeo. Based upon your research and the way you designed this plugin, would you recommend your users to go the Vimeo or YouTube route?

    Thanks in advance,

  4. Turko Digital Marketing Agency
    Turko Digital Marketing Agency  • 12 years ago

    We were using for mass video distribution. Is your tool planning on doing that as well ?

  5. Jacobus
    Jacobus  • 12 years ago

    Hallo Joost,

    Heb je ook een Nederlands stuk over de plugin voor onze website waar ik naar jouw plugin pagina kan terug linken. Dit lijkt een mooi product te zijn en we zouden het graag voor je promoten (niet als affiliate, daar gaat het niet om, het gaat erom dat ik op zoek ben naar goede content over kwaliteitsproducten als de jouwe en ook over video seo). Als je een gast post ziet zitten, stuur je tekst dan naar mijn email adres en dan zorg ik dat het op de site komt en promoot ik het bij Afijn, ik hoor graag van je…

  6. stew
    stew  • 12 years ago

    Hello Joost,
    This looks to be an awesome plugin…. can’t wait to try. Do you recommend Vimeo over Youtube for your plugin?

  7. Chris Vendilli
    Chris Vendilli  • 12 years ago

    Hi Yoast,

    I’ve purchased the plugin and have it setup on my own site and plan on rolling it out to a few client sites soon too… I love it so far but have one little issue which I’m not entirely sure is even related although I suspect it may be…

    I noticed at approximately the same time as I installed and activated the video SEO plugin my feedburner feed stopped working. I can’t say for sure that that the video SEO plugin caused this but that’s the only thing that changed really.

    I’m getting the following error in Feedburner:

    “This page contains the following errors:
    error on line 10 at column 13: Attribute xmlns:media redefined
    Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error.”

    There is no “rendering of the page” up to the first error though…

    Has anyone else reported any similar issues?

  8. Mark
    Mark  • 12 years ago

    Having issues trying to connect to the host to download the updated version 1.3 – anyone else having issues?

  9. Brent Norris
    Brent Norris  • 12 years ago

    download link isn’t working, sent you an Sept 30th.
    Ref: Daniela

    Unable to download, getting error:
    “You do not have permission to download this file”
    Can’t find the plugin in the repository.
    Little help?

    • Joost de Valk

      Hi Brent, sorry! Missed that one, just replied!

      • Brent Norris
        Brent Norris  • 12 years ago

        Aloha Joost, thanks so much for the follow up.
        Seriously awesome plugin!

  10. Wordpress
    Wordpress  • 12 years ago

    Great, I’m waiting for more updates for WordPress SEO

  11. Martin Hjort
    Martin Hjort  • 12 years ago

    Fantastic work! And it seems you’ve managed to work seemlesly, and make it user friendly at the same time.

    Looking forward to trying it out :)

  12. Matthew Niederberger
    Matthew Niederberger  • 12 years ago

    Hi Joost,

    Don’t mean to bother you again, but I just added another post to my blog. I entered the URL of the video on Youtube and was hoping that the oEmbed method would work. In the SEO box however, underneath the post, I don’t see the Video option. I have tried everything. Even forced re-indexing with the 1.2.1 update doesn’t help. Can you help?

    Thanks, Matthew

  13. wiredsurge
    wiredsurge  • 12 years ago

    can this work for all my clients video or just only my video because i will love to try it.

  14. pete
    pete  • 12 years ago

    Slightly off topic – the sitemap link at the bottom of your page points to the current url; is this a bug in your new theme (which looks very nice!)?

    • Joost de Valk

      No that’s a deliberate choice as the HTML sitemap I want to display isn’t fully coded yet ;)

      • pete
        pete  • 12 years ago

        thanks – i should have known there was a good reason :)

  15. Sam Ingersoll
    Sam Ingersoll  • 12 years ago

    We are using Wystia based on your previous recommendation. Should we use both for SEO?

    • Sam Ingersoll
      Sam Ingersoll  • 12 years ago

      Whoops! I didn’t know that Wystia is not a supported post type. I discovered that after I bought it.

      Guess I may have to embed a small youtube or vimeo video at the end of each page. :)

      Could you write a patch for Wystia please?

      • Joost de Valk

        Working on it, it’s very high on the list :)

  16. Nikhil
    Nikhil  • 12 years ago


    Recently I installed the SEO by Yoast for my wordpress blog. Now after I migrated to your plugin, all the articles that I publish get a video thumbnail in the google search although there is no video in it. Here is a link for your reference –

    How Do I rectify this? Almost all the articles published on my blog are now having that video thumbnail whenever I Google it.

    • Nikhil
      Nikhil  • 12 years ago

      Any Help Regarding This?

  17. John
    John  • 12 years ago

    If I have this line in my Robots.txt:

    Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/

    Will this stop the plugin from working as it should?

    • Joost de Valk

      No :)

  18. John
    John  • 12 years ago

    Hi Joost,

    Does the plugin leave any footprint if I use it on several websites? Can anyone find out through the plugin on which sites a single user is using it?

    • Joost de Valk

      No. You can see from the outside that you’re using my plugin, but not who you are.

  19. iosphiel
    iosphiel  • 12 years ago

    Hi Joost de Valk,

    I have followed the instructions from your plugin and I can’t make it work.

    When I create the sitemap-video.xml the next message shows up : “Found 636 posts to search through” but my sitemap-video.xml isn’t up to date.

    When I try to post a video on my thread, I can’t see any preview and any meta tags. I’ll show you an example : ” The same vimeo video that you show as example in your plugin instructions.

    I can’t understand what I need to embed videos correctly. Do I need a pro Vimeo, Dailymotion or other servers account?

    Isn’t enought if I past the link there, or the iframe?

    I would like to know what I’m doing wrong because I have spent some money and can’t make it work.


    • Joost de Valk

      Email me the examples, they’re not coming through right here. Just respond to your purchase email!

      • iosphiel
        iosphiel  • 12 years ago

        Ok, I finally have it working. I have turned off it and then up again, and now works as is intended. Thanks

  20. Rene
    Rene  • 12 years ago

    Hi, I’ve just bought your plugin but I can’t save the configuration after indexing the videos, it starts indexing them again, so the XML Video Sitemap comes out empty, what can I do to fix this? =(

    • Joost de Valk

      After reindexation, click video SEO in the menu again. Is the sitemap blank? Or does it throw a 404?

      • Rene
        Rene  • 12 years ago

        I reinstalled both your plugins and it is working now =D, just a little question, how can I remove the “polisonico” from the post title? as in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Trailer Oficial – Polisonico”

  21. hombrelobo
    hombrelobo  • 12 years ago

    I bought the plugin. I have close to 2000 videos.
    The reindex didn’t work on my site, but updating the posts manually worked fine, so I updated about 800 posts, one by one …
    All went fine, and suddenly, didn’t show anything ….
    The posts still show the snippet … but the sitemap doesn’t show anything …
    By the way, it works fine with all my youtube videos, not with my blip videos. That’s fine with me, though.
    But I need help with the sitemap … any ideas ?

  22. Norman Medina
    Norman Medina  • 12 years ago

    I just purchased your video SEO this morning. I absolutely love it. It’s works nicely with Traffic Player plugin that I use. It has problems with videos I posted using Weaver II pro template short code.
    [weaver_vimeo vimeo-url id=videoid sd=0 percent=100 ratio=.5625 center=1 color=#hex autoplay=0 loop=0 portrait=1 title=1 byline=1]
    Thanks Again

    • Norman Medina
      Norman Medina  • 12 years ago

      My SEO info is still a little weak, I’m sure I’ll be tweaking it for awhile, but I am absolutely loving this Video SEO plugin. Here is the site map it’s generating for my website so far.

      • Norman Medina
        Norman Medina  • 12 years ago

        I updated the plugin last night. 10/1/2012. It’s not generating the XML file anymore. I tried “Force reindex of already indexed video’s.” I tried reposting a page with a video. Still nothing.
        Any others out there with this problem?

        • Joost de Valk

          Not that I heard of Norman, can you email me details? I’ll have a look. (you can just respond to your purchase email)

    • Soaz karen
      Soaz karen  • 12 years ago

      Hi there,
      Same problem, I use Vimeo Pro and weaver shortcode. I am not sure if he is saying we need to write it out as http:;// here or what. if you figure it out, I will purchase. It’s a bit expensive to have it not work.

  23. Kirk
    Kirk  • 12 years ago

    I have a Vimeo Pro account and for some reason I’m not seeing video thumbnails in the snippet preview and there are no videos in my sitemap. However, when I change the video link to a randomly selected Vimeo video, everything works great. Is it possible that my Vimeo Pro security settings are interfering with the plugin?

    Also, most of my video links are stored in custom fields. I use wp_oembed_get() to position and display the videos in my templates. Any chance I can tell the plugin which field to look at when building the site map?

    • Joost de Valk

      Hi Kirk,

      the security settings could indeed be in the way, I’m working on adding oAuth support for Vimeo to the plugin, so you could use it with secure videos too. This has some other implications too though, such as only wanting to show the XML sitemap to Google as otherwise everyone could just download the video from there, which sorta negates the security settings.

      As for the custom field: you store just the URL to the video in the custom field? If that’s the case I could add an option for that.

      • Kirk
        Kirk  • 12 years ago

        Thanks Joost.

        Yes, I store only the URL in a custom field then use oEmbed in a function I use to position the video in my templates.

  24. Matthew Niederberger
    Matthew Niederberger  • 12 years ago

    HI Joost, Some quick questions… I had forgotten to add the sitemap to GWT… after I did, I noticed supposedly 2 errors

    Also, your comments about YT’s hack failing some day is worrying me. I know you don’t like to recommend, but is switching to Vimeo or Videopress recommended?

    Thanks! Matthew

  25. Soaz karen
    Soaz karen  • 12 years ago

    I was wondering, you say that this plugin accepts shortcode for Vimeo. In what form? Most of my posts use a shortcode from my Theme, Weaver, [Weaver_vimeo id=1234567]
    will that work? Otherwise I will need to use the embed code in all the posts. Just trying to clarify. Currently I have submitted 50 videos and google has only indexed 8. So I am looking forward to something more. thanks!

  26. chrismccoy
    chrismccoy  • 12 years ago

    anyway to pay without using paypal? directly with a credit card?

    • Joost de Valk

      Not yet, hoping to arrange for that soon.

  27. roger perkin
    roger perkin  • 12 years ago

    Does it work for hosted videos on your own site?

  28. Azzam
    Azzam  • 12 years ago

    This is excellent news and just the tool I have been waiting for.

    Got a new site coming up although in HTML hand coded to started whilst I get the idea theme developed.

    Will be purchasing this asap.

    Q? – I do not intend to use till November/December, but intend to purchase now from this years budget. Can I take it that future updates and fixes are included?

  29. @stuartflatt
    @stuartflatt  • 12 years ago


    Quick Q, what about if the page has both content (400 words) and a video. Will it only be indexed as either a video or a content page, can you choose which, or would it appear in both?

    Is the answer to the above directed in the sitemap and could you also specify different keywords for the video results and normal page SEO?


  30. VidaOutdoor
    VidaOutdoor  • 12 years ago

    Best $us 89 dolars ever spent in our site. Great plugin, great support and great SERP outcomes….

  31. Joshua Jarvis
    Joshua Jarvis  • 12 years ago

    Love your blog and plugins – I’m wondering if this is even a needed plugin, what kind of “increase” in traffic/rank should I see? Thanks so much again, really enjoy reading your thoughts!

    • Joost de Valk

      Hi Joshua,

      I really can’t answer that, as there are far too many variables involved…

      • Davee
        Davee  • 12 years ago

        Could you please answer what would happen if the YT hack stopped working please? Would this meaning losing my data too? Thanks in advance.

        • Joost de Valk

          Nothing would “break” or anything, your result would just not show up as a video result but as a normal result, so if you’d still want video results, you’d have to switch video hosts.

  32. Mark
    Mark  • 12 years ago

    In Phil Nottingham’s article on Distilled [], he says ..”Do not use YouTube or a standard Vimeo account for your hosting, as the or domains will rank for your videos, rather than your own domain.” However, your videos show the src as YouTube so is he wrong?

    • Joost de Valk


  33. Raymond
    Raymond  • 12 years ago

    Sorry that I had to post this question here because you did not reply my email after sending twice.

    I purchased the plugin, able to download the plugin file but not the installation & usage instructions PDF file. Can you get back to me on how I can get the PDF file?

    • Joost de Valk

      Hmm your emails are going to spam, sorry about that. Resending the purchase email, the PDF link in the new one should work.

      • Raymond
        Raymond  • 12 years ago

        Have you resent the purchase email?
        Just checked my inbox and also my junk folder, nothing from you.

        • Joost de Valk

          Just resent it again, could you check? Also emailing you separately.

  34. Barbara
    Barbara  • 12 years ago

    I don’t see Stickam on the list. Any plans to add it?

    • Joost de Valk

      If they have an API I could, but I can’t really find info about that on their site. Do you have a paid account with them?

      • Barbara
        Barbara  • 12 years ago

        No paid account. We’re switching to self-hosted videos as of two weeks ago, but we have about a year of twice weekly videos embedded from Stickam. This is the only API I found for Stickam – it looks old, and not very complete. :(

        All future posts will be self-hosted and embedded with the PowerPress shortcode. (See this post for an example: I understand your plugin works with self-hosted video, does it work with the PowerPress shortcode?

  35. Haroun Kola
    Haroun Kola  • 12 years ago

    I’ve used a few Video SEO plugins, most notably the one by labnol, and I remember when I first downloaded your WordPress SEO plugin, and you mentioned working on the Video SEO part and that it would be a paid plugin, I’m happy to see that its here.

    I’m certainly going to buy it, and will start saving up…

  36. Matthew Niederberger
    Matthew Niederberger  • 12 years ago

    Hi Joost…
    Making good work with your Video SEO plugin.
    However, I can’t seem to fix a problem I am having with a new video I just uploaded. See screenshot:

    Can you tell me what is wrong? The video is playing correctly on YT and on my blog via oEmbed, but it is not showing up correctly on the Video sitemap.


    • Joost de Valk

      Hey Matthew, looks as though it didn’t download the video screenshot… You can just upload an image and add the URL to that on the video tab :)

      • Matthew Niederberger
        Matthew Niederberger  • 12 years ago

        I just removed the oEmbed code, updated, placed the oEmbed code in the post again, updated, and it was fixed. Thanks for the reply though. Am looking forward to seeing some results in Google :)

  37. Nick
    Nick  • 12 years ago

    Do you think you will add video host to the list?

    • Nick
      Nick  • 12 years ago

      Sorry. Just noticed someone else had same question, and you answered this above.

  38. jose
    jose  • 12 years ago

    I know the iframe from vimeo can be used for embedding videos, aside from this, is there a shortcode plugin that you recommend?

  39. Tommie
    Tommie  • 12 years ago

    Well let’s do it in english instead of dutch ;)

    Here my question Joost:
    I use wordpress for my webshop i use magento for the shop and i use video’s mainly on my blog. It … the video’s Is this plugin also usefull for me?

    Gr. Tom

    • Joost de Valk

      Why wouldn’t it be? :) If the videos are in the blog it should work for you :)

  40. Craig Thompson
    Craig Thompson  • 12 years ago

    Hey Yoast,

    We have started using for our video hosting. I didn’t see it on the list. Any plans?



    • Joost de Valk

      Yes, definitely have it on the list, might take a few weeks but it’ll most definitely get in there.

  41. David
    David  • 12 years ago

    Hi Joost, could you please answer my question from above, I already own a plugin which also has the YT hack, but doesn’t offer schema etc, therefore I would rather upgrade to your plugin, however I need an answer first please mate:

    One of my blogs consists almost entirely of YouTube videos. Can you explain exactly what would happen if the YT hack stops working? Would it mean all my videos get de-indexed? Would I also lose the data attached to the videos too? Would the video map become completely useless?

    Thanks for your help :-)

  42. Chem-Dry
    Chem-Dry  • 12 years ago

    Thanks Joost, great topic.I am not sure if it does work with youtube.

  43. Matthew Niederberger
    Matthew Niederberger  • 12 years ago


    My theme doesn’t support video pages out of the box. What do you recommend for this so that I can buy your awesome plugin? Are there other plugins that can help me facilitate video pages?


    • Joost de Valk

      Hey Matthew,

      any page will do really, not really that much needed. Just use a page and embed the movie in any of the supported methods.

      • Matthew Niederberger
        Matthew Niederberger  • 12 years ago

        Thanks Joost, just purchased. Updating my Youtube code in my posts to oEmbed. Curious to see what the results will be :)

        • Joost de Valk

          You probably don’t need to update them? Just hit re-index and it’ll probably recognize them already.

          • Matthew Niederberger
            Matthew Niederberger  • 12 years ago

            It did. It did show the default permalink /?p=1234 instead of the selected permalink.

            Awesome stuff!

  44. David
    David  • 12 years ago

    Hi Joost!

    One of my blogs consists almost entirely of YouTube videos. Can you explain exactly what would happen if the YT hack stops working? Would it mean all my videos get de-indexed? Would I also lose the data attached to the videos too? Would the video map become completely useless?

    I’m sure your answers would help a lot of others on here too.

    Many thanks.

  45. Rafael Mago
    Rafael Mago  • 12 years ago

    Mr Yoast,
    Are you adding support for Easy Video Player, it is not a WordPress plugin. Its an actual video script.

    • Joost de Valk

      Do you have a link to it for me?

  46. Jarl Kubat
    Jarl Kubat  • 12 years ago

    Thank-you for all of the work on this plugin! Keep up the great work and I have no issues with paying for it. Business is business and you need to make a decent living for your efforts. In the future I don’t think to many people would have issues with paying an annual fee for a plugin such as this!

  47. John
    John  • 12 years ago

    Hoi Joost,

    How long does it take until the results in the SERPS change to show the video snippet?

    Just bought the plugin, by the way. Looking forward to more traffic.

    • Joost de Valk

      Hey John,

      usually takes about a week to two weeks, but it can be quicker, just depends on reindexation, and then a bit of time it seems to take for Google to parse it.

  48. Will
    Will  • 12 years ago

    So each video would need it’s own separate WordPress page for this plugin to do it’s job? You can’t have lots of videos in blog posts going down one page? It’s not a complaint, I just want to clarify this is correct?

    • Joost de Valk

      Correct. The XML Video Sitemap standard allows for only one video per URL.

      • Will
        Will  • 12 years ago

        Well that’s cool with me. Perhaps others won’t think so but im just getting started with adding videos so it would be easy to post a text or picture link to a separate page for the video :)

  49. Sazirul
    Sazirul  • 12 years ago

    I think it’s a nice work for all of you & it must be help all webmaster, Thanks a lot….

  50. Zimbrul
    Zimbrul  • 12 years ago

    I didn’t see this coming. I was thinking you’ll release a WordPress SEO premium version of the plugin. I would have bought that taking into account your expertise in WordPress SEO.
    What amaze me is that people say the Video SEO Plugin is pricey. It could look pricey as a Corvette looks pricey compared with a Mazda but when you are in the making-money-online business SEO is very important. And, as far as I know, you provide the best WordPress Search Engine Optimization plugin on the market (and you don’t charge a dime for it). Taken this into account I think the Video SEO is worth every cent.

  51. Som
    Som  • 12 years ago

    Really great job done by you . Congrats for the new plugin . Your creation just rocks ..:)

  52. Photography Business & Marketing
    Photography Business & Marketing  • 12 years ago

    Hi Joost, Nigel here from Zenologue…

    You’ve managed to do it again – turn out top-notch work that will undoubtedly help a great many people. Making this a paid plugin is the absolute right choice, and I will most definitely put this on my shopping list. Video is going to become a much bigger component of my business soon, so I have no problem paying for something of such good pedigree,

    Keep up the great work, and know that there are a lot of folks out here who love everything you do.

  53. Peter B Butler
    Peter B Butler  • 12 years ago

    I run the Genesis Framework and use the Genesis SEO toll. I know it states above that to use this Video SEO Tool you need to run your SEO plugin. Is there any way we can run it just with the Genesis SEO tool?

    • Joost de Valk

      Hi Peter,

      No sorry, that’s not possible. My SEO plugin has an XML Sitemap framework and OpenGraph functionality that this plugin needs. Switching from Genesis SEO is very simple though, there’s a great plugin called SEO Data Transporter that allows you to bring all your old data back and forth.

  54. Toby Barnett
    Toby Barnett  • 12 years ago

    Howdy Joost! This is pretty awesome and think I’ll make the leap and purchase. Recently, I have really jumped into video for client home tours and use YouTube as preferred video host.. Would the current embedded YouTube code have to be updated or would the plugin already recognized the embedded code and do its thing? Also, are there any theme restrictions or conflicts (not sure I am saying that correctly) or is just a plug and play plugin?

  55. TheSenator
    TheSenator  • 12 years ago

    Does it work for self hosted videos using the JW Player plugin?

    • TheSenator
      TheSenator  • 12 years ago

      Should I pay first and then ask a question to get answer?

      Am I missing something here?

      • Joost de Valk

        I added support for JW Player in the last release. For now it only works with mediaid= type embeds, but the other one will be added soon if there is sufficient demand for it.

        • TheSenator
          TheSenator  • 12 years ago

          [jwplayer config=”myplayer” file=video.mp4 image=splash.jpg ]

          That is my current settings for over 3000 videos.

          Will it work?

          • Joost de Valk

            Not yet, but it’s easily fixed. The only issue is I don’t have a duration then, but that’s not required…

        • TheSenator
          TheSenator  • 12 years ago

          I use
          [jwplayer config="myplayer" file=" image=""%5D

          Will it still work?

          • Joost de Valk

            Ok just added support for this format, will be coming out in the next release. Also sent you an email :)

        • Chris Silvey
          Chris Silvey  • 12 years ago

          That is Excellent! Just what I need! Have to wait on funds though :[

          If you don’t mind me asking. As far as the Jwplayer.
          Is the video description pulled from the media or page/post?
          Also Video tags, Are they supported? Those pulled from page/post meta keywords?

      • Joost de Valk

        Of course not, did I miss your question?

        • TheSenator
          TheSenator  • 12 years ago
          • Chris Silvey
            Chris Silvey  • 12 years ago

            I am also looking for support on self hosted videos with the jwplayer.

            Jwplayer is one of the most popular players out there and finding a plugin that supports self hosted videos is next to null. It is very aggravating.

          • Joost de Valk

            Haven’t added support for that yet, will put it on the list!

        • TheSenator
          TheSenator  • 12 years ago

          Does your plugin work for self-hosted videos?

          • Joost de Valk

            Yes! Though we might have to work on whether it recognizes your embed method. What IS your embed method? Which plugin do you use?

  56. Scooter Magruder
    Scooter Magruder  • 12 years ago

    I’m currently a YouTube partner and am about to start up a blog. Naturally, I would want to keep everything consolidated to YouTube. However, I was wondering if there was no way to find a permanent solution to the YouTube workaround, would this work for self-supported video players i.e LongTail? A lot of my YouTube videos already show up on the front page of Google, I would just like to add a blog to push them even higher up in the ranking. YouTube recently did announce that you could connect your account to a website, so I’m wondering if that might have any bearing on future SEO also.

    • Joost de Valk

      Would love to find out with you :-)

      • Scooter Magruder
        Scooter Magruder  • 12 years ago

        Well I’ll definitely be around! I can’t find the article anywhere, but I’m pretty sure ReelSEO had an article that described a complex workaround that allowed your YouTube videos to display in Google search, but then once clicked, took you to the website where the YouTube video was embedded (this would only work with the connected YouTube website) The best of both worlds! I’ll let you know if I ever locate it.

  57. Dwight Z
    Dwight Z  • 12 years ago

    Yoast, you just keep on a rockin’.

    • Joost de Valk

      Thanks :)

  58. Chad
    Chad  • 12 years ago

    Hey Joost,
    I’m interested in picking this up, but I do have one question before I pull the trigger. I’m currently using SmartYouTube Pro, which requires that videos be tagged with “httpvh://” in front. Would your plugin require me to change all the links to http://?
    Given that I have thousands of posts, many of which have videos, I wouldn’t want to go back ground and adjust all the links.

    • Joost de Valk

      hey Chad,

      httpvh:// ? Buy it, respond to the email saying you’re that guy and I’ll make a patch for you and send it back, shouldn’t be hard, as I already do it for httpv:// urls too :)

  59. Ariyan
    Ariyan  • 12 years ago

    If i dont have a video, but having Image will be shown as video?? ( recently i saw some blog showing image as video on google search)

  60. Flavio
    Flavio  • 12 years ago

    I’ve been waiting for this release for months! On a given page I have more than 1 video, generally 2 or 3. Is there a way to choose which video will be submitted to be included in the SERPs?

    • Joost de Valk

      Ehm, for now, the answer is yes, by putting the one you want in the SERPs first :D might become more sophisticated later.

  61. Thoufeeq
    Thoufeeq  • 12 years ago

    I believe the plugin is gonna be fantastic.. Will try that out soon and give u the feedback..


  62. Niek
    Niek  • 12 years ago

    Hey Joost,
    It sounds awesome. Does it work for video’s in posts or blogs only or for the entire site? Please see our website to check. Because if so we will definitely buy it because it worth the money!
    We have waiting so long for something like this because none of the other video seo plugins are working.


    • Joost de Valk

      Hi Niek,

      no, your theme, though it looks nice, is about as SEO unfriendly as they get. You’d need a page for each video.

  63. Christine Cobb
    Christine Cobb  • 12 years ago

    Will this work for self-hosted videos using a tool like Easy Video Player?

  64. Steven van Vessum
    Steven van Vessum  • 12 years ago

    Ah cool stuff. Will consider it when the need for such a plugin is there. As for the business model: sure, we understand. It is a lot of work to support plugins. Good luck!

  65. chrismccoy
    chrismccoy  • 12 years ago

    cant wait to try this, been waiting for a while ;)

  66. Costin
    Costin  • 12 years ago

    Hello Yoast,

    I love the core SEO plugin and I hope I’ll have the chance to use the Video SEO also. I wish you lots of sales!

    I will very much appreciate-and many others for sure- if you will find a bit of time to answer some of the issues that are written on the forum. In the recent past just about 10% were resolved.

    Sorry for the off topic but could you please tell me if image SEO is out of the box integrated in the core SEO plugin as in the sitemap I see just posts & pages.

    Thank you!

  67. Peter Hadorn
    Peter Hadorn  • 12 years ago

    Thank you Joost, looks like another awesome pioneering job from you! Do I get this right that the 89$ price tag will give us basically an unlimited site license for all sites that we maintain?

  68. Annett
    Annett  • 12 years ago

    Great! I love your products and this plugin will come handy. Otherwise cudos for your great SEO plugins!

  69. Abdel
    Abdel  • 12 years ago

    Ordered it about 30 minutes ago and still have no received anything…

    • Joost de Valk

      Hi Abdel,

      it seems your order is still payment pending and I can’t find a payment from you in PayPal, could you email me your payment receipt? You might have used another email for PayPal than for the order?

  70. Chris Trynkiewicz
    Chris Trynkiewicz  • 12 years ago

    It doesn’t support YouTube, right? :(

    • Joost de Valk

      It does, actually, but read my notes in the FAQ about it :)

      • Chris Trynkiewicz
        Chris Trynkiewicz  • 12 years ago

        Thanks man :) Will promote you on my social pages.

  71. Manny Oliverez
    Manny Oliverez  • 12 years ago

    I had heard that you are offering Video SEO plugin at no charge to people that have purchased a site review from you in the past. Is that true?

    • Joost de Valk

      No, sorry, that’s not true. It’s true about my tag optimization tool but not about this plugin.

      • Kristof
        Kristof  • 12 years ago

        I’ve been looking forward to this plugin since you first mentioned it a long time ago.

        So, if I buy the tag optimization tool, I can get the video SEO plugin for free — or is it buy the video SEO plugin and get the tag optimization tool for free?

        • Joost de Valk

          Nice try :-)

          • Kristof
            Kristof  • 12 years ago

            LOL! Wasn’t trying to pull a fast one, just misread first comment — but would have been cool. Either way, still going to buy the plugin.

  72. Jay
    Jay  • 12 years ago

    will this work for springboard videos on a wordpress website?

    • Joost de Valk

      If you mean, then, no, sorry. If they have a public API I might be able to add support but I don’t think I see one?

  73. Aziz
    Aziz  • 12 years ago

    i have purchased and installed. the plugin is setup.
    first it gave me a wrong link for sitemap here:
    which is 404 not found.
    i tried this one: and submitted this to webmaster on google. but they said there is some error in it.

    now i have published about 3 articals with videos. it show the video. but there is no snippet in post editor.
    the sitemap is also empty.

    • Joost de Valk

      Hi Aziz,

      please drop me an email (just respond to your purchase email) with the details of the post it’s not fetching.

      • Aziz
        Aziz  • 12 years ago

        Thank you for your quick response.
        All issues are fixed. sitemap is displaying content correctly. and webmaster tools on google shows no error. Videos are indexed properly.
        the only issue is it’s not indexing and not showing youtube videos. Vimeo videos are displayed well in sitemap. i will try first my self to fix it. else i will shoot an email to you.

  74. Tommy
    Tommy  • 12 years ago

    The 89 license, can i use that on my clients sites or just my own sites?

    • Joost de Valk

      On your clients sites too, if you’re the one maintaining them. We will only accept support requests from 1 person for each serial.

  75. Manolo
    Manolo  • 12 years ago

    Hello Yoast,
    i ve suggest your SEO plugin to all my friends, (to my enemies i say “use all in one seo” :-) and i m really thinking of getting this.
    I guess the 89 $ is the right price for such a plug in, but it s kinda expensive compared to others….
    Why don’t you start with Early bird offer and go up to 89 $ with time…
    let s say first week at 29 $, then every 100 copies sold rise 10 dollar. with a proper launch i m sure you ll have a nice number of copies sold and in a matter of a couple you ll also have this 89$ price tag… everybody is happy :-)


    ps is the license single site or “developer”

    • Scott
      Scott  • 12 years ago

      Generally, $89 is cheap compared to the other costs which are involved in making a video. At a minimum, the time spent by the people making the video is worth much more than $89 — and the plugin can be used for more than one video, so that expense per video will get smaller for each video which it is used on.

    • Joost de Valk

      Sorry, not gonna happen :-)

      • Manolo
        Manolo  • 12 years ago

        okyDoky now i ve to find someone who is willing to pay for my license :-)

  76. Paul Haarman
    Paul Haarman  • 12 years ago

    Is this plugin only working on WordPress sites? And what is its main function, tagging the video or making descriptions for search engines?

    • Joost de Valk

      Hi Paul,

      it only works on WordPress, yes. And it’ll make the search engines recognize the video on the page by using all the methods described above and on the plugin page itself, so they can show a video snippet for the video.

      • Louise
        Louise  • 12 years ago

        listed the incorrect email on prior comment…any way to fix that?
        Your comment is awaiting moderation.
        If you verify your address your comment will be approved immediately. Instructions have been sent to you by e-mail.

        I know that this doesn’t apply here, but I couldn’t find another place to post question about importing to WordPress SEO from all in one. It worked fine, except the sitemap doesn’t function correctly. Can you assist?

        We have cdn enable and use MaxCDN, when clicking You can find your XML Sitemap here: XML Sitemappage it returns a cdn error, even if I change the sitemap file name manually in ftp.