There is a simple fact you should be aware of if you’re a blogger: Your audience loves video. Do you know how to embed YouTube video in a website?
The convenience of clicking play and sitting back to learn something new is why it’s the preferred way to take in new information. And don’t worry. It’s very, very simple to implement.
Here’s why you need this as a blogger. Most people are visual learners. Your audience is instantly drawn to video. Embedding a simple video into your content keeps eyes on your page longer.
It’s one of the best ways to improve bounce rate. When your audience clicks play on a video they become instantly engaged. They are much more likely to click around the rest of your website to see what else you have.
No matter what niche your online business is in, understanding how to embed YouTube video in a website is a key element towards creating the best user experience possible for your audience. And that is a key element to building massive traffic.
In this post (with video), I’m going to show you how to embed YouTube video in WordPress. No matter how little experience you have building a website, this is a simple process anyone can learn. This is huge when it comes to not only building traffic, but building traffic that converts.
How To Embed YouTube Video in a Website
Watch the short video tutorial below and follow its easy steps to learn how to embed YouTube video into your website. Once you learn this process, you’ll be embedding videos into your posts in no time and your audience will be thanking you.
What Does it Mean to Embed a Video in a Website?
Up to this point, you may have simply been creating external links when you wanted to share video. Internal and external links are great ways to connect your audience with other resources. However, creating an external link to a video on YouTube takes your reader away from your site.
When you embed a video, you place the video right into your content. Not only does this look very professional, but your reader doesn’t have to leave to view it. This keeps your audience on your website longer, and this is always a good thing.
4 Easy Steps to Embedding a YouTube Video into WordPress
YouTube makes it very easy to embed video into your WordPress blog post. Whether it’s a video of your own, or a video published by someone else, the steps are the same. The great thing about YouTube is that almost all of it’s videos are available for sharing. This means that if you can see the embed code, then you can embed it into your website.
Step 1: Find the Video You’d Like to Embed
Almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day! This means you can type in just about anything into that YouTube search bar and chances are you’ll find a video that suits you.
If you prefer to embed videos that you yourself have published, that’s a great option too. Embedding your own YouTube videos into your content can help build your following and bring them from one social platform to your website.
Once you’ve found a video you’d like to embed, click on its “share” button which is found below the video. Click on “share” and some options will open.
Step 2: Click on “Embed” to Get Your Embed Code
When you see “Embed”, this means you can share this video. You don’t have to ask for permission from the video’s author to share it. Click on “Embed” and a window similar to the one below will open.
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Step 3: Copy the Embed Code
You’ll see the embed code at the top right of that window. It’s as simple as copy and paste. Check or uncheck the embed options to tailor the video to your liking. As you modify it, the code will also update. Click on the copy button at the bottom right, and this embed code will be copied to your clipboard.
Step 4: Paste the Embed Code into your Website
For the last and final step, all you’ll have to do is go into the text editor of your post and paste this code where you’d like the video to appear. I like to add the center tags before and after the embed code so the video is centered on the page.
You can now say you know how to embed YouTube video in a website!
Video is a great tool to have in your tool belt. It’s a great way to increase engagement with your content and keep eyes on your content longer. It’s one of many steps you can take to drive massive traffic to your content.
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