Since Google purchased YouTube, they have started including videos into an increasing number of search engine results. If you’ve seen them, you’ll agree that there is nothing spectacular about these videos. Nope, they’re basic, non-professionally shot videos showing up at the top of Google searches.
Given the increased importance of videos to searching these days, WP is keeping pace with this important change. It use to be that you needed to know a little bit about html coding in order to proberly embed a video into your website or blog post or page. With WordPress 3.0.2, it is easier than ever to embed video and those dreaded links are a thing of the past.
Although you can use this technique to embed a video from any source, as long as you have access to the code (as you do with many videos from YouTube and MySpace), it is also a good idea to create your own videos. You can use an inexpensive webcam then upload it to one of the popular video hosting sites like YouTube, Vimeo or, on to your own web hosting account.
The great things is, no matter where you host your videos, embedding video is now simple and easy to do.
One question that always comes up is “why should I include videos in my articles?” The answer is simple and is found in my opening sentence: videos are now included in search engine activity! As such, it is a great way to get unique content in the mix fairly quickly and inexpensively. So,what are you waiting for? Let’s go create and embed some fun and useful videos!
Here is a step by step tutorial for embedding your videos into your WordPress post or page:
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