YouTube content marketing tips
If you embed your YouTube videos into your blog posts here are a few tricks to help you better position your video content.
Turn off related videos
This is especially useful if your YouTube video is promoting a product of yours. When the video ends, you see a bunch of related videos, some of which may be a competitors product. To disable those related videos, simply add “&rel=0″ to the end of your video’s URL.
Autoplay your video
If you would rather your video plays automatically over the user having to click to play, add “&autoplay=1″ to the end of your video’s URL. Be careful here though, as you never know where your user is accessing your video. It is best to give the user the option to click to play.
Show or hide the search form
You can disable the YouTube search form that shows up over your videos by adding “&showsearch=0″. This is disabled by default if you set “rel=0″.
Jump to a specific time
If you have a specific point in your video that is the most interesting, you can start your video at that specific time by adding “#t=xxmyys” to the end of your video URL. So, using that format, if your video really heats up at 2 mins 45 seconds, then you would add “#t=02m45s”.
Set a starting point
Similar to jumping to a specific time in a video, you can set the start time at a set interval. This will effectively embed a portion of your video content. You can do this by adding “&start=10″ to skip the first 10 seconds of your video.
There are lots of other useful things you can do with YouTube URL’s. You can take a look at the list of parameters if you want to play around with embedding YouTube videos.
If you have any other tricks, leave a comment and let’s hear them.Tweet