Video SEO plugin Configuration Guide

Once you’ve set up the Video SEO plugin, adding new posts with videos is of course the first thing you’ll want to do. It’s really very simple. Open a new post and embed a video from one of the supported platforms, like this:

First post with embedded video

In this case we’ve used a Vimeo movie. If we now publish the post, you should immediately notice that the snippet preview in the WordPress SEO box changes, because it has automatically detected that you’re posting a video:

snippet preview for video seo

If you click on to your XML Video Sitemap, you’ll also notice that the plugin has added the video to your XML Video sitemap:

XML Video Sitemap

That’s really all there is to it, just embedding a video will make all this work. If you write a meta description for your post, that meta description will also be used for the video XML sitemap, and any tags or categories you assign to the post will also be used in the XML Video sitemap.

If you want to look under the hood, you can do a view source of the video post. You’ll see that the plugin has changed the OpenGraph type to “video” and added a couple of other meta tags to indicate to both Google and Facebook that this is a video page.

That’s it! Have fun using the Video SEO plugin!