How to Embed a YouTube Video on Your Website

This entry is part 6 of 16 in the series YouTube SEO Tips
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  6. Businesses Need to Optimize Their Website Titles
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The most common platform easiest to use for embedding video on websites is YouTube’s web player. YouTube has been providing video playback in both HTML5 and Flash since 2015, making it accessible to stream on both PCs and gadgets.

To embed a YouTube video, you must first have a YouTube channel and upload the video onto it. Next, open the video and click on “Share”, then “Embed”.

From there, click “Show More” in order to customize the player if necessary. To prevent visitors from leaving your website and getting distracted from your content, you can turn off “suggested videos” when the video finishes.

Lastly, copy the embed code provided from the site and paste it within your webpage.

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Geoffrey is the Founder and CEO of Seattle Web Search. He’s a web developer and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) expert located in Seattle, Washington with extensive experience in the field. Geoffrey specializes in helping his clients find the right combination of web, search, social, and video content to get the best results from their online marketing efforts.