Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.226.246.160

Message Too Old, No Replies

Video provides ranking boost

     

dertyfern

3:42 pm on Feb 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Anyone have any experience that suggests that a web page containing a video that's associated with the topic for that page will provide a boost?

kidder

10:45 pm on Feb 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



Do you mean hosting your own or a youtube video? I don't see any evidence to suggest you get a boost from the Youtube content, it probably helps the youtube video rank however.

Simsi

11:43 pm on Feb 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



IMO any content that keeps a visitor on your website for longer will assist with rankings if only by lowering bounce rates and increasing visit lengths.

Used right,a good video can also be a fairly good conversion tool too and working on increasing conversions from existing visitors is often overlooked in the clamour for more traffic.

internetheaven

2:22 pm on Feb 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Tested this (not extensively) and did not see a ranking increase by creating videos for a site. We tried with auto-start and without and tried hosted on another site and hosted on the displaying site etc.
 

Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month