How to Add a Video to Your Blog

Two Methods:YouTubeGoogle Videos

Blog videos can be an enticing way to build your blog readership and following, since they provide an audio-video experience that can be more entertaining and captivating than posts that only contain text. You can use many video sharing websites such as YouTube and Google Video to add a video to your blog. After uploading your video you will get an embed code that you can copy and paste into your blog's HTML.

Method 1
YouTube

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    Go to the YouTube homepage and log in using the "Sign In" link in the top-right corner of the page. If you don't have a YouTube account you will have to click on the "Create Account" link to create a new account and then return to the YouTube homepage to sign in.
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    Browse to the page that allows you to upload videos by clicking the "Upload" link on the YouTube homepage. The link is located near the search bar at the top.
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    Click the "Select File" button to browse to the video file on your computer and select it.
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    Fill in the form on the Upload page. It will ask you to provide the following information.
    • Title: a short title for your video.
    • Description: a brief paragraph describing what your video is about.
    • Tags: keywords that people should type in the search bar to find your video (separate each tag with a space in between).
    • Video Category: select the category that the video belongs to, such as Comedy, Sports, Music or Film and Animation.
    • Language: use the drop-down menu to select the language that your video is in.
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    Select "Public: Share your video with the world" under the Broadcast options.
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    Mark a dot next to "Enabled" in the page that appears next asking if you want to allow external sites to embed the video that you have uploaded.
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    Select "Publish" to make your video live.
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    Copy the "Embed HTML" code that appears after you enable the embed feature and paste it within the HTML of your blog where you want it to appear.

Method 2
Google Videos

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    Visit the Google homepage and click on "Videos" in the top menu.
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    Click on the "Uploaded Videos" link just below the search bar.
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    Sign in using your Google account (you may use the login associated with your Gmail account). If you don't have a Google account you will first have to create one using the "Create an account now" link and then return to the login page to sign in.
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    Go to the Videos tab and click on the "Upload Video" link.
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    Press the "Upload your video" button to use the web-based uploader to upload your video.
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    Use the Browse button to select the video file through the file browser.
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    Provide a title and short description for your video.
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    Put a dot next to "Public" if you want your video to be listed in the Google search engine. If you don't want the video to appear in Google's search results you can select "Unlisted."
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    Hit the "Upload video" button to begin uploading your file.
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    View the embed code for your uploaded video by clicking on "Embed this video on your website or blog."
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    Copy the complete code that appears and paste it within the HTML of your blog.

Tips

  • There are many other websites such as Dailymotion, Metacafe and Yahoo Videos that also allow you to add a video to your blog by uploading blog videos and getting embed codes for them.

Warnings

  • Never upload copyrighted videos that you are not authorized to distribute. Such videos will not only get banned from the video sharing websites where you upload them but could also lead to legal fines or imprisonment.


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Categories: Blog Basics