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Opinion On Special Video Sitemap: Please Weigh In-Thanks, Djkay


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#1 DJKay

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:06 PM

I suggested that IT develop a video site map for one of our ecommerce sites that sells elearning.  The video feed would have links to the shorts for each course.  A short is a 30 second overview of the online course.  All these shorts are up in their YouTube channel.

I am getting push back from IT [you know, development resources are at a premium], saying that since all the videos are in their YouTube channel, why do they need to do it because the links to the video in the feed would be to the shorts on YouTube.   

Any thoughts here?  Is there some sort of problem in regards to having a special video site map http://support.googl...en&answer=80472 where the links to the videos are in youtube? Thanks, DJKay

 



#2 qwerty

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:17 PM

From the page you linked to:

Video content includes web pages which embed video, URLs to players for video, or the URLs of raw video content hosted on your site

I don't see a reason to do this if you're merely providing the URLs of the videos on YouTube, but if you're embedding those videos on your page, that's another story.



#3 Jill

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:38 PM

 but if you're embedding those videos on your page, that's another story.

 

 

 

 

Which you should be doing. 






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