Small Business Help And Training

How To Add Video To A Website

About search engines and videos and how to add a video to your website to increase your sales.

Learning how to add video to a website is the first step in setting up your search engines and videos marketing program.

This page discusses how to add a video to a website. At the bottom of this page, there is a link on how to add a your videos to the video search engines.

If you have not already read it, complete information about the benefits of adding video to a web site and videos to the video search engines are at Videos And Search Engines

Let's start the simple way - by adding a video from YouTube to a web site. All that you have to do is go to YouTube and choose the video you want, choose the embed code and add it in your web page.

The video below shows you the process.

The Camtasia Studio video content presented here requires a more recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. If you are you using a browser with JavaScript disabled please enable it now. Otherwise, please update your version of the free Flash Player by downloading here.

Note that in the web page that you are looking at we have embedded a self published video. That process is a bit more complicated. To make this video we used the Camtasia screen capture program.

YouTube videos are easy to embed.

Note in the video above that we did not choose the YouTube option to show suggested videos when the video finishes. If you want to keep people in your pages, you are wise to do the same. And remember that keeping people in your pages is important because it improves your search engine position.

When you use the embed code that YouTube offers, your web page will not code validate because the code has an attribute allowfullscreen . Just delete that attribute. Your users can still use full screen. And the code validates. Please do note that this is also important for search engine position.

How To Make Videos

There are many ways to make videos to add to a website.

You can use Movie Maker.

You can use a camera like the Kodak Playsport that makes uploading to YouTube easy.

Or you can use a screen capture program like Camtasia Studio.


How To Add Videos To The Video Search Engines.


About 80% of your traffic will come from YouTube so be sure to add your video there.

But don't ignore the remainder. They can make the difference. If you do it by hand, it can take some time.

Marketers use Traffic Geyser for video submission. Information about Traffic Geyser is here.