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Embedding a Youtube Video on a WordPress Blog Post

by | Jan 28, 2013 | General Topics, Search Engine Optimization, SEO Tips and Tricks

Some things are almost too easy.  Take for example embedding a Youtube video in the body of your WordPress blog post.  What could be simpler?  Get the link, paste it into your post.  Except if you miss one little, non-intuitive detail your video clip wont show up and you’ll be left scratching your head.

In this video SEO consultant and trainer Ross Barefoot does a quick tutorial and points out the main pitfall to watch out for.  He also explains why it’s a good idea to compose a blog post for videos that you post on Youtube.  Total Video length is just under 6 minutes, so it’s a quick watch.

For more information on video SEO, please contact the team at Horizon Web Marketing.


  1. Yanira

    With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My blog has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know any ways to help stop content from being stolen? I’d truly appreciate it.

    • Ross Barefoot

      Yanira, Thanks for the question. I normally check for dupe content using a service called The next step is to send an email to the offending webmaster demanding that they take it down. If that doesn’t work you can report them to Google for copyright violation and Google could potentially remove them form their index. Since they usually are doing the dupe content in order to rank well, this tends to provide a disincentive to copying you.


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