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How to Embed a YouTube Video on Your Website

December 20, 2018 0 Comments

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Embedding video on your website is one of the features that you can take advantage of as a youtuber.

If you have your own youtube channel this feature is a great opportunity for you to imbed your video on your website.

Even if you have no a youtube channel you still can embed videos from other channels if they are for public use. This is still good for your audience.

But there is a big difference between these two ways. In this article I want to talk about embedding youtube video, its advantages and disadvantages.

 

Why to imbed a video?

As we know, there are two types of content: text and video. Some people like riding text content while others love videos.

It’s hard to say which type of content is better. For some niches videos convert at a higher rate. For other niches text content is preferable.

But if you have text content on your website and add videos to it your conversions can considerably improve.

The best would be setting up your own youtube channel and embed your own videos into your website.

If you don’t have your own videos then you can embed videos from other youtube channels.

If video is available on youtube it means it’s for public and can be viewed, downloaded or embedded. You don’t need to ask for a permission to embed it.

 

Advantages and disadvantages of embedding a youtube video

Embedding videos from YouTube has a lot of advantages rather than disadvantages. Advantages are obvious.

People love when they can read text content and watch videos at that. This type websites tend to convert better that those that have only text content.

It’s when you embed your own videos from your own youtube channel.

When you embed videos from other youtube channels you can lose your visitor because that video may have an annotation or link in the description that will take your visitor to another website.

That’s why it’s highly recommended to embed videos from your own youtube channel only.

 

How to Embed a YouTube Video

Over the years youtube has been changing its design and features many times. It applies almost to everything when it comes to youtube.

It applies to setting up your channel, checking your analytics, adding annotations, links or embedding videos.

Now embedding a youtube video is a little different from how it used to be a year ago. To embed a video now is a little tricky.

 

It’s not easy to find the code to copy it. So, find the video you want to embed. Click “share” under the video. Then click “Embed”.

 

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You will see the box inside which there is a HTML code. You can either highlight the code and copy it or you can click copy as you see on screenshot.

 

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If you want to share it via your social account just click on the icon you want, such as Facebook, Twitter or Google plus, type a few words and click “Post to Facebook”. This is all you need to know.

 

 

If you want your video to start at specific time you enter the time and the script automatically inserts it into your video. You just copy the HTML code and that’s it. You don’t need to modify the code.

 

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How to embed a YouTube video into your website

After copying the code you go to your WordPress dashboard and choose the post or page you want.

 

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Then click on the “text” mode and paste the code where you want it to appear on your website. Now click on “update” button to save your post.

If you want to center your video you put this code

You can also modify the HTML code in place where it says: width=”420″ height=”315″ and change the video size in the way you want it to appear on your website.

 

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If you want to center your video you can add the following piece of code as follows: <center> your video HTML code  </center> and then save your post or page.

 

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