Drive search traffic to videos on your website

  • Show your videos in Google’s results, linking back to your website
  • Make your pages load faster
  • Make your videos responsive for display on all screen sizes
Get Video SEO Only $69 USD (ex VAT) for 1 site

Want your videos to be easily found by search engines like Google? Would you like to drive search traffic to videos on your website instead of YouTube? The Video SEO plugin takes care of this for you!

What does the Video SEO plugin do?

The Video SEO plugin automates technical SEO for video to improve your video’s performance and findability. Here’s what’s included:

  1. Helps Google uncover your video by using structured data videoObject markup
  2. Ensures faster loading times for your pages by utilizing asynchronous JavaScript for video delivery
  3. Responsive sizing so your video scales seamlessly for all screen sizes
  4. Ensure that video previews appear properly any time someone shares your page on Facebook or Slack, through added OpenGraph tags
  5. Include custom thumbnails for all your video results in search, and preview how it will look before publishing
  6. Automatic XML Video sitemap generation, adding on to the XML sitemaps generated by Yoast SEO
  7. MediaRSS enhancements to your RSS feed
  8. Includes support for many major video platforms, including Youtube, Vimeo, Wistia and VideoPress.

All these features combined make the Yoast Video SEO plugin a must-have for the video blogger using WordPress!

Want your videos to show up in Google’s video results? This is what a video carousel looks like:

Google video carousel
An example of video results for our Yoast content, powered by Video SEO

How cool is that! And it’s very easy too! If you use the Video SEO 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!

Getting great results for your site in the video search results in Google is just as easy. Simply add the video, title, and description and you are good to go!

Get your videos in the search results!

Get this plugin and make your videos eligible for Google’s video carousel and the Google Video tab search results

Get Video SEO Only $69 USD (ex VAT) for 1 site

Or cover all of your SEO bases now by having a look at the Yoast subscription plan!

Requirements for the Video SEO plugin

Do make sure you use oEmbed or a shortcode from one of the supported plugins — see below for the list. 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’ll need the Yoast SEO plugin as well, as the plugin relies on that plugin’s capabilities for XML Sitemaps, Facebook OpenGraph, and more.

Getting started

Make sure to have a look at the installation guide, configuration guide, and FAQ. This will give you a feeling of just how easy it is to use this plugin. The changelog will also give you an idea of all the changes going into the plugin.

Get Video SEO Only $69 USD (ex VAT) for 1 site – including 1 year free updates and support

Supported WordPress video plugins

The Video SEO plugin supports embeds from the following video plugins, alongside the oEmbed and iframe / object embeds listed on the supported video platform page:

Plus: Selfhosted videos with default video blocks are also supported!

Why should I buy & use this Video SEO plugin?

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 plugin is a must have if you embed videos in your posts.”
– Syed Balkhi, WP Beginner


While you’re here…

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Or, if you only want to use our Video SEO plugin, you can add it to your cart here:

Get Video SEO Only $69 USD (ex VAT) for 1 site