FAQ

How do Simplified Video SEO tools help maximize the impact of my online video?

Our video SEO tools create the optimal metadata, microdata and sitemap for maximum visibility on Google, YouTube, Facebook, Bing and Yahoo.  Correctly optimized, the video will now stand out in search results and social media shares and attract more views, higher engagement and greater sales.

How do Simplified Video SEO tools help me control the appearance of my online video?

Our web application automatically produces Facebook Open Graph, YouTube and Schema.org rich snippet tags along with a Google video sitemap listing the video.  In search engine results or shared on Facebook, your video will stand out with the title, description, thumbnail and upload date you specified, giving you complete control over how the video appears.

Who should try out Simplified Video SEO tools?

Video producers, publishers and marketers who want to maximize the impact of online video according to the latest, best practices should try out our video SEO tools.  The process is simple, quick and effective.

How do Simplified Video SEO tools work?

Paste in the link to your video.  Our application analyses the video and extracts useful information.  Type in a few keywords that accurately describe the video. Our application then generates descriptive video tags, optimized for search engines and social media sites, along with a video sitemap.  Finally, upload that information to your website.

Why do I need to use online video for my business?

Be more persuasive:  video is the richest, most engaging form of online content.  It gets your message across quickly and with personality.

Reach a relevant audience:  46% of daily searches are for research on products and services.  HubSpot

Get more traffic:  videos in search results get 41% more clicks than text listings.  ReelSEO

Get more sales:  visitors who view video stay two minutes longer on average and are 64% more likely to purchase than other site visitors.  comScore

Why do I need to optimize my video for the web?

Video content is invisible to search engines.  They can only process text.  Therefore, creating accurate metadata, microdata and a sitemap is essential for your video to be found and watched.

What are the benefits of video search engine optimization?

Search engine optimization (SEO) of video is an effective, sustainable and affordable method to attract website visitors and generate more sales.

Optimization increases organic ranking, online visibility, video views, average time on site, return visits, onsite conversion rates and increases in average order value (on ecommerce sites).  Without optimizing your video, it is difficult to expand your audience, increase consumption of your content, promote your videos across the web, and earn money or recognition from them.

How do I tell search engines about my new videos?

Our video SEO tools will automatically create and update a sitemap for all your videos optimized through Simplified.  If you want, we can even automatically upload the video sitemap to your website and notify Google about your new videos.

You just need to tell Google where to find your video sitemap.  Add the following line to your robots.txt file in the root directory of your web site (e.g. http://www.example.com/robots.txt):

Sitemap: http://www.example.com/video-sitemap.xml

How do I know when my new video tags optimized by Simplified are up on my site?

On the Dashboard of your Simplified account, you will see the status of your videos including whether each is live on your site or not.

 

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