Yoast Video SEO for WordPress Plugin Premium
Want your videos to be easily found by search engines like Google? Would you like to drive search traffic to videos on your website instead of YouTube? The Video SEO plugin takes care of this for you!
What does the Video SEO plugin do?
The Video SEO plugin automates technical SEO for the video to improve your video’s performance and findability. Here’s what’s included:
- Helps Google uncover your video by using Schema.org structured data video object markup
- Responsive sizing so your video scales seamlessly for all screen sizes
- Ensure that video previews appear properly any time someone shares your page on Facebook or Slack, through added OpenGraph tags
- Include custom thumbnails for all your video results in search, and preview how it will look before publishing
- Automatic XML Video Sitemap generation, adding on to the XML sitemaps generated by Yoast SEO
- MediaRSS enhancements to your RSS feed
- Includes support for many major video platforms, including Youtube, Vimeo, Wistia, and VideoPress.
How cool is that! And it’s very easy too! If you use the Video SEO plugin, the only thing you have to do is embed the video. After that, you add meta descriptions and good titles to your videos and choose the right tags and categories. That’s all!
Requirements for the Video SEO plugin
Do make sure you use oEmbed or a shortcode from one of the supported plugins — see below for the list. Also make sure that you use one of our supported platforms (YouTube, of course, is among them, but we generally advise people to use Wistia or Vimeo).
In order to let your videos rank with our Video SEO plugin, you’ll need the Yoast SEO plugin as well, as the plugin relies on that plugin’s capabilities for XML Sitemaps, Facebook OpenGraph, and more.
Supported WordPress video plugins
The Video SEO plugin supports embeds from the following video plugins, alongside the oEmbed and iframe/object embeds listed on the supported video platform page:
- Advanced Responsive Video Embedder
- YouTube Embed Plus by Embed Plus (both free and premium)
- Vixy YouTube Embed (formerly known as Artiss)
- WordPress Automatic Youtube Video Post
- WP Video Lightbox
- WP YouTube Lyte