While I talked a lot yesterday about adding your own videos to your blog posts, you can also add other people’s videos. I do this a lot when I’ve not got the time or not got the ability to create a video for my own blogs. There are already many videos on YouTube to find and add, and it’s really simple to do.
Remember that YouTube is the number two search engine. Google loves it (of course, it owns it) and people love using it.
The trick is to finding videos on YouTube that look great and are on topic to use in your blog posts. Here are three tips to get you started.
Search with Your Keyword Phrase
What’s the keyword phrase in your blog post? You should already have a focus keyword for your content, and you can use this right in the search function on YouTube.com.
For example, my focus keyword for this post is “find videos on YouTube.”
By searching for your keyword phrase, you are more likely to come up with videos that are relevant to your content. You don’t just want to add any video. It needs to offer more for your readers; expand their knowledge.
Check the Video Quality
Watch any video you consider using in full. This is important when you find videos on YouTube, whatever the subject. You just never know if the speaker is going to be clear the whole way through or if something goes wrong with the audio.
The last thing you want is a video that is blurry or has poor audio. Your readers aren’t going to be happy, and you run the risk of losing them.
You’ll also want to check that the videos are available on a regular basis. There’s nothing worse than clicking on a video to find out it’s been taken down!
Make Sure You Can Share the Video
Not all YouTube users want their videos to be placed on other websites. They don’t mind social shares, but don’t want embedding. There are various reasons for this.
Always make sure you can use before you even attempt it. Click on the sharing section and then embed. It will say if this feature has been disabled.
I’d suggest doing this before checking the video quality. You don’t want to get disappointed that a great video can’t be shared.
Hopefully now you have the tools to find videos on YouTube to use in your blog posts. Remember if there’s nothing online yet, you can create your own video. It’s not that hard to do, and I’ll share soon about how to do that!
How do you find videos on YouTube? Feel free to share if you do anything different in your steps to get the perfect option for your blog posts.