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How To Embed YouTube Content To Your Website

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Why Use YouTube Videos on Your Website?

Video is becoming ever more popular and is arguably the preferred way that people consume content. YouTube is at the forefront of this movement towards video content and has become the second-largest search engine in the world after Google. 

YouTube is used by a massive range of businesses and content creators, offering a vast range of media from music videos, discussions, lectures, tutorials, podcasts and so much more.

Adding YouTube content to your website is simple with Create. It provides an opportunity to showcase your personality, communicate about your products or services more effectively, and build trust in your visitors.

Not only are videos a great way to communicate with people, but incorporating YouTube videos on your website can also come with a number of SEO benefits. If search engines find that users are engaging and staying on your page for longer because they are busy watching a video, this can be considered a positive ranking signal as it indicates to search engines that a user has found value in the page. 

Google has also started to show YouTube videos in their search so by including a video on your page, you could also benefit from more visibility in search if Google chooses to show you.

Here’s how to add a YouTube video to your site using Create: 


How to Retrieve a YouTube Video URL

  1. Log in to your YouTube account

  2. Navigate to your Channel

  3. Locate and open the video you wish to add to your site

  4. Click on the Share button below the video 

YouTube's video sharing options

  1. Click on Copy next to the URL

  2. Your video URL is now copied to your clipboard


How To Add a YouTube Video to Your Site

  1. Log in to your Create account

  2. Click Content in the top menu

  3. Click the Edit This Page (pencil icon) next to the page you would like to edit

  4. Click the +Add Block button

  5. From the Block Selector menu, select the Video filter

  6. Find your preferred layout for this block

Screenshot of the Create video block selection

  1. Click, drag, and drop the Video Block onto the desired space on your page

  2. Hover your cursor over the play button in the block, you will see a Settings icon appear

  3. Click the Settings icon

Screenshot of the video block settings

  1. Paste the URL of your YouTube video into the Video URL box

  2. A preview of the video you are adding will be shown below

  3. Click Done to apply the video to the block.



If you receive an error message over the Video Block on your live site, there will likely be something wrong with the URL inputted. 

Double-check the YouTube URL to ensure that there are no extra characters or extensions that shouldn't be there. 

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