Question: Does home page video help SEO?
Answer: One instinctual feeling I have is that placing Youtube videos on your website may help just because Google owns Youtube, and Google is keen to promote Youtube. But I have no evidence for that. It’s just a hunch.
Beyond that, I can say that Google cannot read video, so if you do embed Video on your website (home page or elsewhere), but sure to put HTML around it that indicates that it is a video and what it is about. Make sure that it is keyword heavy for your target keywords. Finally, realize the Youtube is an enormous SEO opportunity. Create a Youtube channel for yourself or your company. Upload videos, and use your keywords in the titles of the video and the descriptions. On many searches, Google promotes Youtube videos, so there is a very direct benefit here. Plus you get a link back from Youtube to your own website. Check out this link, http://tinyurl.com/yzc495z to Chicago Wedding Flowers, and see if you see a prominent Youtube video.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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