March 4th, 2017, 04:45 AM
writing SEO for a video
Hello,I could not find much information on the web regarding meta tags for a video or animation. Can someone point me the right place?
Here's the video in question if interested:: http:// dab-a-do.com
March 26th, 2017, 07:21 AM
and also, if I have an image, with a link for the same url, should I do alt tags for the image and the link? Or maybe just one? I think Google looks at too much repetition as a bad thing.
April 20th, 2017, 09:59 PM
Video is everywhere and this is both a blessing and a curse, especially if you’re trying to stand out from the rest of the crowd at the top of search engine results pages. So consider the following video SEO tips to help put you ahead of the competition.
April 20th, 2017, 11:45 PM
April 21st, 2017, 02:07 PM
Just wanted to jump in with some additional thoughts....
When I loaded the example site that you mentioned, I saw a prompt for me to enable flash in both chrome and firefox...that may be a blocker for some users...There are several ways to rank with a video:
a) in video search
b) In a video search engine e.g. google video search vertical, youtube, etc
c) in universal google search as a video rich snippet
From what I know, the biggest decision you'll be making is how to host your video... in general, from what I've seen, ranking self hosted videos is harder than those on youtube.
Depending on your situation and if you have only a few videos, throwing them up on youtube will be your best bet. After that decision is made, the key thing is to be descriptive. Don't go crazy thing about keywords because, you're right, google does not like repeated keywords in too many places. Try instead to include descriptive modifiers or attributes. Also, try to add a transcript to the page, this helps accessibility and provides more data to google so they can best analyze for relevancy.
Hopefully this gets at your question about how to go about the <meta>s and general factors involved..
Also, hate to say it, in general, Google does not like flash.
I have less experience with animations but these would rank in image search, so good 'ol gifs may be something to thing about here #1994styles. From there, to rank them, it will come down to file name and the onpage factors (meta title, headings, surround content) where the image appears. Google may also be doing some machine learning on them to recognize them but from what I see, this is still a little bit on the basic side.
All in all:
Ranking videos is broader then animations, so I would start out there...ranking animations will have much less opportunity, since that pretty much is in image search (I never see them in universal search)...so the opportunity to get traffic will be less
Hope this helps
April 21st, 2017, 03:23 PM
Thanks for the info. It is hard to convert the flash video because it has embedded MOV's.
Thanks for the other info as well : )