Optimize your video content for search
RebelMouse supports and encourages video sitemaps for every web property we power. We support video sitemaps for JW Player and YouTube out of the box.
A sitemap is a file that lists out the webpages of your site and tells Google and other search engines about the organization of your content. A video sitemap is simply an extension of this function.
According to Google, a video sitemap is a great way to help the search engine understand more about your video content that might not always be discovered through its crawling mechanisms. This is particularly useful for recently published video content because it will allow Google to crawl it quickly.
Here's an example of a video sitemap on RebelMouse-powered Big Think.
To find the video sitemap for your site, append /sitemap_video.xml to your domain. Click on the following for more information on how to set up a video sitemap so Google can swiftly find your video embeds: JW Player, YouTube. And click here to review Google's own documentation on how to implement a video sitemap. Be sure to follow Google's best practices for video to ensure your content is optimized for search.
If you have any questions about video sitemaps, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or talk to your account manager.
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