How to Embed a Video on your Website

Video hosting sites such as YouTube, lets users share videos by providing an embed code. For example, take any YouTube video. If you click on share, you will have an “Embed” option. You can copy this link and add it to your website. 

YouTube embed code

If you are using Cheers Video Mail to record your videos, not only can you send these videos out in your emails but the platform also provides you with an embed code that you can plug into your website. 

Cheers Video Mail embed code

How to Add a Video Embed Code to your Website

  1. Copy the videos embed code.
  2. Navigate to the page you want to place the video on.
  3. Go into the HTML settings of that page.
  4. Paste the embed code.
  5. Hit save! 

The Benefits of Embedding a Video on your Website 

Boost your Search Engine Rankings

Embedding a video on your website can help with your sites search engine optimization (SEO). 

Google loves videos and it loves YouTube videos even more! Since YouTube is a part of Google, the video can be indexed by Google’s own search engine. You now have your video in multiple places without running into the issue of duplicate content. 

Be sure to fill out a complete description of your YouTube video by adding a title, keywords, and subtitles. 

Decrease Web Page Load Times

If your website receives a flood of visitors who are all trying to watch your video, they could experience a longer wait to load your webpage. 

When you embed a video it isn’t being hosted on your website. This means that people who visit your website don’t have to wait for your server to load the video. 

The video is there and ready to play. 

Since YouTube lets you choose your video quality (144p, 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, and 1080p) you don’t have to compromise on the quality of the video affecting your webpage load time. 

It’s both Desktop and Mobile Friendly 

When you upload your video to YouTube it gives you a video that is already optimized for online viewing. 

When you copy the embed code, you can customize the player dimensions to fit your website. 

Videos are easy for people to watch and understand and search engines absolutely love video content. It keeps people engaged and on your website longer! Embedding a video on your website is very straightforward and extremely beneficial for you. Now that you know how to embed a video on your website, try it out for yourselves!