Video SEO for WordPress

In August 2014, Google has removed the video snippets from the search results. Here’s what this means for the Video SEO plugin.

Want to make sure your videos appear in the search results? Want your videos to be found by search engines like Google? The Video SEO Plugin takes care of this! For only $69 it can be on your site!

Ranking your Videos

The Video SEO for WordPress plugin makes sure that your embedded videos are shown in the video search results as videos, with a thumbnail image. Your videos will catch more attention and will rank better. The Video SEO plugin is a powerhouse for the video blogger, but could also be very useful if you only have a few videos on your site!

Start ranking for videos now!

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Want all our SEO plugins at once?

If you want all the SEO plugins and extensions we have at once, you should check out our Yoast Complete SEO bundle. This will not only give you access to the Video SEO plugin, but also to WordPress SEO Premium, Local SEO, News SEO and Yoast WooCommerce SEO at a nice discount! Find the Yoast Complete SEO bundle here.

Example of a video search result

Let’s look at an example! If you search for (for instance) [WordPress CDN], you’ll find this result from

WordPress CDN - Video SEO result

Note: since the update of the search results in Google, they’ll only show up this way in the video search results, and not the general search results.

See how cool that is? And it is very easy too! If you use our plugin, the only thing you have to do is embed the video! After that, you add meta descriptions and good titles to your videos and choose the right tags and categories. That’s all!

Requirements for the Video SEO plugin

Do make sure you use oEmbed or a shortcode from one of the supported plugins. Also make sure that you use one of our supported platforms (YouTube of course is among them, but we generally advise people to use Wistia or Vimeo).

In order to let your videos rank with our Video SEO plugin you will need our WordPress SEO plugin as well, as the plugin relies on that plugins capabilities for XML Sitemaps, Facebook OpenGraph and more.

Video Tutorial

Check out the video tutorial of the Video SEO plugin:

Getting Started

We’ve got a setup guide, usage instructions and an FAQ you can look at so you’ll get a feel for just how easy it is to use this plugin. The change log will also give you an idea of all the changes going into the plugin.

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Technical Specifications

The Video SEO plugin supports:

  • Automatic XML Video Sitemap generation (adding on to the WordPress SEO XML Sitemaps).
  • MediaRSS enhancements to your RSS feed.
  • Full support for videoObject markup.
  • Snippet previews with the actual video thumbnail in them and the ability to change that thumbnail.
  • Facebook OpenGraph tags on your video pages so the video can optionally be played directly in Facebook.
  • Support for many major video platforms, including Youtube, Vimeo, Blip, DailyMotion, Wistia and many others.

All these features combined make this Video SEO module a must-have for the video blogger using WordPress. Check out the video snippet preview for the page you’re currently looking at:

video snippet preview

Note: since the update of the search results in Google, they’ll only show up this way in the video search results, and not the general search results.

Why should I buy & use this Video SEO plugin?

It’s really simple: video results rank more easily and have a far higher click-through-rate from search results because they stand out in the search results. We’ve been using it here at Yoast for over a year now and the results have been amazing with keywords for several terms jumping from page 5 to position 2 just because we added a video. Now of course, we can’t give any guarantees, but we know it’s worked for us and many others, it can work for you too!

But don’t just take our word for it:

Greg Boser, BlueGlass“For optimizing WordPress sites I already relied on Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin, this new extension for video, which I was fortunate enough to beta test, has already proven to be worth way more than what Yoast is asking for it.”
Greg Boser

Syed Balkhi - WP Beginner“WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin is by far the most complete SEO plugin for WordPress. When Joost told me about the video sitemap, I was ready to try it. Within a month, I found myself ranking on the first pages with my video articles. This module is a must have if you embed videos in your posts.”
– Syed Balkhi, WP Beginner

Or see the awesome results Bo Kauffmann had with his Winnipeg Real Estate blog, as you can see he dominates 4 of the first 5 results for one of his main keywords, with 2 videos in the #4 and #5 position (click for larger image). This was within a week of installing and configuring the plugin!

winnipeghomefinder - video SEO result

Note: since the update of the search results in Google, they’ll only show up this way in the video search results, and not the general search results.

Get a Video SEO license

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