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Old 4th May 2012, 05:07 AM   #1
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Is placing a demo video in home page is a best practice in terms of SEO or not. Where should i place the video.

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Old 4th May 2012, 09:17 AM   #2
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Search engines don't "see" videos as such. If you're placing it there only because you think it will bring you SEO benefit, you're probably wasting your time.

However, videos don't hurt SEO, either. So if the video is useful to your visitors and helps with your conversions, by all means put it front and center.

In other words, put the video where ever it does the most good for your human visitors.

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Old 6th May 2012, 07:12 AM   #3
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Hi,

Videos can be helpful but don't put them on your website for seo benefit, submit them to the video sites, hopefully with a link to your site.

There are some gigs on fiverr that will do 20 submissions for you for $5


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Old 6th May 2012, 08:10 PM   #4
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I agree, having a video on the front page can be a great way to convert visitors into customers... It helps establish a face and a person behind the website and lends so much credibility if it is done right.

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Measure your site's response without the video, then import the video and measure the response.

Compare data. (Make sure the samples are controlled, and that they're statistically comparable.)

Go with what the users suggest is better. ;-)

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Old 9th May 2012, 01:00 PM   #6
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I personally like videos on landing page, but as what Torka said, it will not help you improve PR ranking. You can add webpage content that is keyword optimized.

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Search engines don't "see" videos as such. If you're placing it there only because you think it will bring you SEO benefit, you're probably wasting your time.

However, videos don't hurt SEO, either. So if the video is useful to your visitors and helps with your conversions, by all means put it front and center.

In other words, put the video where ever it does the most good for your human visitors.

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Very well said Torka.

Video's will only give more great information for your Homepage, that will surely been checked by your visitors, most specially if your video's in homepage are updating like monthly, weekly etc.

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Old 9th May 2012, 10:24 PM   #8
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In terms of SEO, search engines don't actually "see" the video in your website but within the video hosting site you put it in. For example, I think you have already encountered searching on Google and found videos on your search results. The video is kind of a "gateway" for people to visit your site.

However, the video that you put can also be beneficial to you through other means. It can give your visitors an explanation about your site without having to let them read blocks and blocks of text. Hope this helps.

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having a well produced video on a sales page or home page can help give credibility to your site. It will help with customer sales and trust, but it wont affect your search rankings.

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Videos are useful only when they add fruit to your site's content otherwise not.

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