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, Schema.org videoObject markup, MediaRSS enhancements to feeds to XML Video sitemaps. This plugin supports all four of those methods.

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.

Of course the video SEO plugin is based on and uses large parts of my WordPress SEO plugin, and therefor 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 will start to complain 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. It’s called a business model. Be glad that I found one, as it will also 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!

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163 Responses

  1. Paul HaarmanBy Paul Haarman on 19 September, 2012

    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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 19 September, 2012

      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.

      • LouiseBy Louise on 10 October, 2012

        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.

  2. ManoloBy Manolo on 19 September, 2012

    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 :-)

    Manolo

    ps is the license single site or “developer”

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 19 September, 2012

      Sorry, not gonna happen :-)

      • ManoloBy Manolo on 19 September, 2012

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

    • ScottBy Scott on 21 September, 2012

      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.

  3. TommyBy Tommy on 19 September, 2012

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

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 19 September, 2012

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

  4. AzizBy Aziz on 20 September, 2012

    i have purchased and installed. the plugin is setup.
    first it gave me a wrong link for sitemap here:
    http://qurancomputer.com/blog/video-sitemap.xml
    which is 404 not found.
    i tried this one: http://qurancomputer.com/blog/index.php/video-sitemap.xml 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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 20 September, 2012

      Hi Aziz,

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

      • AzizBy Aziz on 20 September, 2012

        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.

  5. JayBy Jay on 20 September, 2012

    will this work for springboard videos on a wordpress website?

  6. Manny OliverezBy Manny Oliverez on 20 September, 2012

    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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 20 September, 2012

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

      • KristofBy Kristof on 20 September, 2012

        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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 21 September, 2012

          Nice try :-)

          • KristofBy Kristof on 21 September, 2012

            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.

  7. Chris TrynkiewiczBy Chris Trynkiewicz on 20 September, 2012

    It doesn’t support YouTube, right? :(

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 20 September, 2012

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

      • Chris TrynkiewiczBy Chris Trynkiewicz on 20 September, 2012

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

  8. AbdelBy Abdel on 20 September, 2012

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

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 20 September, 2012

      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?

  9. AnnettBy Annett on 20 September, 2012

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

  10. Peter HadornBy Peter Hadorn on 20 September, 2012

    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?

  11. CostinBy Costin on 20 September, 2012

    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!

  12. chrismccoyBy chrismccoy on 20 September, 2012

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

  13. Steven van VessumBy Steven van Vessum on 20 September, 2012

    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!

  14. Christine CobbBy Christine Cobb on 20 September, 2012

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

  15. NiekBy Niek on 20 September, 2012

    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.

    Regards.

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 20 September, 2012

      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.

  16. ThoufeeqBy Thoufeeq on 20 September, 2012

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

    Thanks

  17. FlavioBy Flavio on 20 September, 2012

    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?
    Congrats!

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 20 September, 2012

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

  18. AriyanBy Ariyan on 20 September, 2012

    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)

  19. ChadBy Chad on 20 September, 2012

    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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 20 September, 2012

      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 :)

  20. Dwight ZBy Dwight Z on 20 September, 2012

    Yoast, you just keep on a rockin’.

  21. Scooter MagruderBy Scooter Magruder on 21 September, 2012

    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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 21 September, 2012

      Would love to find out with you :-)

      • Scooter MagruderBy Scooter Magruder on 21 September, 2012

        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.

  22. TheSenatorBy TheSenator on 21 September, 2012

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

    • TheSenatorBy TheSenator on 22 September, 2012

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

      Am I missing something here?

      • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 22 September, 2012

        Of course not, did I miss your question?

        • TheSenatorBy TheSenator on 22 September, 2012

          Does your plugin work for self-hosted videos?

          • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 22 September, 2012

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

        • TheSenatorBy TheSenator on 22 September, 2012
          • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 22 September, 2012

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

          • Chris SilveyBy Chris Silvey on 9 October, 2012

            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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 9 October, 2012

        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.

        • Chris SilveyBy Chris Silvey on 9 October, 2012

          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?

        • TheSenatorBy TheSenator on 9 October, 2012

          I use

           [jwplayer config="myplayer" file=http://www.mydomain.com/videos/video.mp4" image="http://www.mydomain.com/videos/splash.jpg"]
          

          Will it still work?

          • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 9 October, 2012

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

        • TheSenatorBy TheSenator on 9 October, 2012

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

          That is my current settings for over 3000 videos.

          Will it work?

          • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 9 October, 2012

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

  23. Toby BarnettBy Toby Barnett on 21 September, 2012

    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?

  24. Peter B ButlerBy Peter B Butler on 21 September, 2012

    Joost,
    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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 21 September, 2012

      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.

  25. Photography Business & MarketingBy Photography Business & Marketing on 21 September, 2012

    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.

  26. SomBy Som on 21 September, 2012

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

  27. ZimbrulBy Zimbrul on 22 September, 2012

    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.

  28. SazirulBy Sazirul on 22 September, 2012

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

  29. WillBy Will on 23 September, 2012

    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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 23 September, 2012

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

      • WillBy Will on 23 September, 2012

        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 :)

  30. JohnBy John on 23 September, 2012

    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.

  31. Jarl KubatBy Jarl Kubat on 23 September, 2012

    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!

  32. Rafael MagoBy Rafael Mago on 24 September, 2012

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

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 24 September, 2012

      Do you have a link to it for me?

  33. DavidBy David on 24 September, 2012

    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 Schema.org/object/mrss 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.

  34. Matthew NiederbergerBy Matthew Niederberger on 24 September, 2012

    Hi.

    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?

    Thanks,
    Matthew

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 25 September, 2012

      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 NiederbergerBy Matthew Niederberger on 25 September, 2012

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

        • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 25 September, 2012

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

          • Matthew NiederbergerBy Matthew Niederberger on 25 September, 2012

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

            Awesome stuff!

  35. Chem-DryBy Chem-Dry on 24 September, 2012

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

  36. DavidBy David on 25 September, 2012

    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 Schema.org/object/mrss data attached to the videos too? Would the video map become completely useless?

    Thanks for your help :-)

  37. Craig ThompsonBy Craig Thompson on 25 September, 2012

    Hey Yoast,

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

    Thanks

    Craig

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 25 September, 2012

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

  38. TommieBy Tommie on 25 September, 2012

    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 http://www.nameofshop.nl/blog/ … the video’s Is this plugin also usefull for me?

    Gr. Tom

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 26 September, 2012

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

  39. joseBy jose on 25 September, 2012

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

  40. NickBy Nick on 25 September, 2012

    Do you think you will add video host wistia.com to the list?

    • NickBy Nick on 25 September, 2012

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

  41. Matthew NiederbergerBy Matthew Niederberger on 25 September, 2012

    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: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s7/sh/a12c0517-41a9-443e-9519-84ac3c001269/cc2a706cd9a4d36bf67eadac6da8698d

    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.

    Thanks,
    Matthew

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 26 September, 2012

      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 NiederbergerBy Matthew Niederberger on 26 September, 2012

        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 :)

  42. Haroun KolaBy Haroun Kola on 25 September, 2012

    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…

  43. BarbaraBy Barbara on 26 September, 2012

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

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 26 September, 2012

      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?

      • BarbaraBy Barbara on 26 September, 2012

        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. :( http://api.stickam.com/

        All future posts will be self-hosted and embedded with the PowerPress shortcode. (See this post for an example: http://www.swoopsworld.com/2012/justin-soileau-on-swoops-world-primetime/). I understand your plugin works with self-hosted video, does it work with the PowerPress shortcode?

  44. RaymondBy Raymond on 26 September, 2012

    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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 26 September, 2012

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

      • RaymondBy Raymond on 26 September, 2012

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

        • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 26 September, 2012

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

  45. MarkBy Mark on 26 September, 2012

    In Phil Nottingham’s article on Distilled [http://www.distilled.net/blog/video/getting-video-results-in-google/], he says ..”Do not use YouTube or a standard Vimeo account for your hosting, as the youtube.com or vimeo.com domains will rank for your videos, rather than your own domain.” However, your videos show the src as YouTube so is he wrong?

  46. Joshua JarvisBy Joshua Jarvis on 27 September, 2012

    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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 27 September, 2012

      Hi Joshua,

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

      • DaveeBy Davee on 27 September, 2012

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

        • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 27 September, 2012

          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.

  47. VidaOutdoorBy VidaOutdoor on 27 September, 2012

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

  48. @stuartflattBy @stuartflatt on 27 September, 2012

    Hello,

    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?

    Thanks

  49. AzzamBy Azzam on 27 September, 2012

    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?

  50. roger perkinBy roger perkin on 27 September, 2012

    Does it work for hosted videos on your own site?

  51. chrismccoyBy chrismccoy on 27 September, 2012

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

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 29 September, 2012

      Not yet, hoping to arrange for that soon.

  52. Soaz karenBy Soaz karen on 27 September, 2012

    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!

  53. Matthew NiederbergerBy Matthew Niederberger on 27 September, 2012

    HI Joost, Some quick questions… I had forgotten to add the sitemap to GWT… after I did, I noticed supposedly 2 errors https://www.evernote.com/shard/s7/sh/1dc988c1-62f6-47ee-8c54-e3784c40ca1e/68b708a2a610c239ce590b96c0b90b38

    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

  54. KirkBy Kirk on 27 September, 2012

    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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 28 September, 2012

      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.

      • KirkBy Kirk on 28 September, 2012

        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.

  55. iosphielBy iosphiel on 28 September, 2012

    I write a post like the post you show in the tutorial, also using the same video.

    http://yoast.com/video-seo-plugin-the-how-to/

    Preview is not working, there are not changes in the sitemap-video.xml and I cant see in the post source code meta-tags like og:video.

    Don´t work for me :-(

    :-(

  56. Norman MedinaBy Norman Medina on 28 September, 2012

    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]

    http://seasons-of-smiles.com/videos-2/crash-dummies-im-scared-of-real-stuff
    Thanks Again

    • Soaz karenBy Soaz karen on 28 September, 2012

      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:;//vimeo.com/movie_id here or what. if you figure it out, I will purchase. It’s a bit expensive to have it not work.
      thanks!

    • Norman MedinaBy Norman Medina on 30 September, 2012

      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.

      http://seasons-of-smiles.com/video-sitemap.xml

      • Norman MedinaBy Norman Medina on 2 October, 2012

        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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 2 October, 2012

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

  57. hombreloboBy hombrelobo on 28 September, 2012

    Hi,
    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, http://hombrelobo.com/video-sitemap.xml 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 ?

  58. ReneBy Rene on 29 September, 2012

    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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 29 September, 2012

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

      • ReneBy Rene on 29 September, 2012

        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”

  59. iosphielBy iosphiel on 29 September, 2012

    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.

    Thanks

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 29 September, 2012

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

      • iosphielBy iosphiel on 29 September, 2012

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

  60. JohnBy John on 30 September, 2012

    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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 30 September, 2012

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

  61. JohnBy John on 1 October, 2012

    If I have this line in my Robots.txt:

    Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/

    Will this stop the plugin from working as it should?

  62. NikhilBy Nikhil on 1 October, 2012

    Hello,

    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 – http://imageshack.us/a/img337/8453/techarta.jpg

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

    • NikhilBy Nikhil on 6 October, 2012

      Any Help Regarding This?

  63. Sam IngersollBy Sam Ingersoll on 1 October, 2012

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

    • Sam IngersollBy Sam Ingersoll on 1 October, 2012

      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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 1 October, 2012

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

  64. peteBy pete on 1 October, 2012

    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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 1 October, 2012

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

      • peteBy pete on 1 October, 2012

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

  65. wiredsurgeBy wiredsurge on 2 October, 2012

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

  66. Matthew NiederbergerBy Matthew Niederberger on 3 October, 2012

    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

  67. Martin HjortBy Martin Hjort on 3 October, 2012

    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 :)

  68. WordpressBy Wordpress on 4 October, 2012

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

  69. Brent NorrisBy Brent Norris on 4 October, 2012

    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 ValkBy Joost de Valk on 4 October, 2012

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

      • Brent NorrisBy Brent Norris on 5 October, 2012

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

  70. MarkBy Mark on 5 October, 2012

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

  71. Chris VendilliBy Chris Vendilli on 6 October, 2012

    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?

  72. stewBy stew on 6 October, 2012

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

  73. JacobusBy Jacobus on 9 October, 2012

    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 nujij.nl Afijn, ik hoor graag van je…

  74. Turko Digital Marketing AgencyBy Turko Digital Marketing Agency on 10 October, 2012

    We were using http://www.tubemogul.com for mass video distribution. Is your tool planning on doing that as well ?

  75. RickBy Rick on 10 October, 2012

    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,
    Rick

  76. GlennBy Glenn on 10 October, 2012

    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: http://www.soepvork.nl/video-sitemap.xml also my theme is completely messed up by the plugin, look at the videos that are indexed by the plugin: http://www.soepvork.nl/iemand-een-taxi-nodig/ Joost, do you have a explanation for this bug?

    Grtz,

    Glenn

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 10 October, 2012

      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.

  77. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 10 October, 2012

    Just posted a cool video of the plugin here:

    http://yoast.com/video-seo-plugin-video/

    and updated to 1.3.3, see changelog here:

    http://yoast.com/video-seo-changelog/

    Closing comments on this post now, feel free to comment on the video post if you have more questions, but I’d like to keep only one thread going at the same time :)

  78. Dennies JohnBy Dennies John on 10 October, 2012

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