Google loves video, but what if you don’t have the resources, time or know how to produce this much coveted content? The answer is actually very simple, embed a YouTube video that has already been created. What follows are my attempts, pros and cons and struggles….
YouTube is meant for sharing. So create your own YouTube channel, build a playlist and get embedding. This following video, borrowed from YouTube, will help you get started.
Linking to the YouTube Video
The ‘sharing’ link is being used below: https://youtu.be/2jaef2PQ5Kw
This had the desired result, but no Google juice. However, you can use the link to add video to your playlist.
Trying to Track the Link to a YouTube Video
The ‘sharing’ link was https://youtu.be/2jaef2PQ5Kw but for tracking purposes, I’ve changed it to http://bit.ly/APerfectYou-Eyebrow-Tattoo-Video
Oh dear, nothing has happened. This isn’t working at all. Obviously, one can’t shorten the link.
Using the Embed YouTube HTML
The ‘embed’ html was copied and pasted below: <iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/2jaef2PQ5Kw” width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe>
The embed was successful but the result is not responsive. Apparently, percentages can’t be used with iframe, so a little more research is required…
Custom CSS to Wrap the Video
The following videoWrapper solves the problem of an unresponsive video.
Experimenting below with ‘videoWrapperx’. The code used to embed the video below follows:
<div class=”videoWrapperx”><iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/2jaef2PQ5Kw” width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe></div>