Over the years the internet has changed enormously and there are few other ways in which that is more evident than the advancements in the use of video. Long gone are the days when a two minutes video took twenty minutes to download, and no longer does it require equipment worthy of a TV studio to record and produce a video. Today, videos can be recorded on a mobile phone, be uploaded instantly and someone could be watching it within seconds.
As well as informing and entertaining those who watch them, videos also have great appeal for website owners, including businesses who wish to boost their SEO campaigns. Videos provide lots of opportunities and advantages over traditional content such as text. Not least is the fact that the vast majority of internet users prefer watching videos to reading text.
Whilst we have already stated that recording and publishing videos is easy and can be done by anyone, if you want to turn that video into an asset that bolsters your SEO, it does take a bit more thought, time, and effort. However, none of what is required is especially difficult as you will see from the seven ways to optimise your videos for SEO that we have outlined below.
Make Them Worth The User Watching Them: It is essential that you do not make videos just for the sake of it. Each one should have a purpose and more importantly, should provide whoever is watching it with some benefit so that they are encouraged to return to watch your other videos.
Do Not Make Them Too Long: Long videos are desirable in some circumstances but, for SEO, your videos should be kept short. You risk your bounce rate increasing if visitors land on your website and see that the video they have clicked through to watch is over an hour long.