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How to make a Youtube Video Stand Out in your Article?

Did you know that Canadians are watching significantly more web-based videos, including live/on-demand TV, than a year ago?

According to comScore's Canada Digital Future in Focus 2014 Report, Canadians are consuming video content across categories, with viewer penetration over 30% in General News, TV and Retail.

If we take into account that:

1) 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text.

2) 40% of people will respond better to visual information than plain text.   

embedding  a good quality video on your blog could benefit both you and your content readers. After all, YouTube is the number two search engine in the world. Having that in mind, we suggest for you to try adding a corresponding video along with your new article for your blog.

How to add a video inside your article?

Embedding a YouTube video inside your article it’s done in four easy steps.

  1. Click on the tab SHARE, below the YouTube video
  2. Click on the tab EMBED
  3. Copy the iframe tag
  4. Paste it in the HTML editor of your blog

How to make a Youtube Video Stand Out in your Article?

Did you know that there can be features added to the iframe tag, to make the video more appealing and standout in your article? All you have to do is attach a few player parameters to the src attribute of the iframe tag with a '?' and conjunct them with a '&', like it's shown in the example below.

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lxL7wAyixtM?autohide=1&controls=2&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&vq=large" height="315" width="560" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Here are a few variations presented in the pictures below, and we encourage you to try a few more, and decide for yourself what fits the best for your article. If you liked some of our examples, feel free to copy the parameter settings for customize the playback experience on your YouTube article post.

1. Hide annotations, header of the video and showing related videos in the end of the video

[Player Parameters]


YouTube Embedded Players and Player Parameters


2. Style the video to match your website theme colors (dark or light)

[Player Parameters]


How to make a Youtube Video Stand Out in your Article

3. Utilize video's options and auto play on page load

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How to make a Youtube Video Stand Out in your Article

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