Don’t send viewers to your competitors with YouTube embeds

February 3, 2015

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When marketing with video, the best practice is to load your video onto a service such as YouTube and then embed the video onto your website. However, be careful when embedding videos from YouTube!

YouTube will suggest videos at the end of your video unless you specify that you do not want to show suggested videos?

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You can also just add ?rel=0 to your existing embed.

In other words, it would look like this

 

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Why would you want to avoid showing suggested videos? Because your competitor’s videos might show up directly after your video.

If you want a video to appear after your video, but be able to control it, you can embed a playlist. To do this, make a playlist. Then click on a video in the playlist and press the “embed” button. You will be able to embed the playlist and choose which video to start with.

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