This page is a Google Video Sitemap WordPress Plugin Review – Click below for the following:
I was one of the early adopters of the Google Video Sitemap Plugin for WordPress. Since I have been using video as a means of search engine optimization and traffic building for a number of my clients over the last year, it was fitting for me to get a copy of this plugin. I started off using a manual Google Video Sitemap tool, but it was pretty cumbersome, all the manual work, editing, then uploading all became too much.
Who Is The Google Video Sitemap Plugin For?
The Google Video Sitemap is for those who utilize their own video on their WordPress site (there is also other versions of the software for Joomla and static web sites) and want to use it to get video thumbnails within the search results; like the example below.
What Does A Google Video Sitemap Do?
As seen in the example above it allows you to get video thumbnails within the search engine results to help yo stand out on the first page of Google. The other main benefit is instead of having the link go to Youtube or another video site, the link will show your domain, which is a huge advantage especially if you want to send them straight to a landing page or something like that – thus less clicks to find your site, offer or product you’re trying to promote.
What’s Inside The Google Video Sitemap Plugin?
- Permalinks – on your xml video sitemap will be the permalnks you have set up within your WordPress site (eg. Settings -> Permalinks)
- External Pages – here you can add in any external page that does not lie within your WordPress install (eg. a static page you have uploaded within your site – yoursite.com/special-offer.htm)
- Auto pinging – the plugin also pings popular pinging services all automatically
- URL for Google Webmaters Sitemap submission
Other Benefits Of The Google Video Sitemap Plugin
- Accepts multiple file format (works with mp4, wmf, flv, avi)
- Can be formatted and submitted as either Google Video Sitemap or mRSS (developed by yahoo) formats
- Also works with Easy Video Player
- Can use custom fields within post
- Set pinging frequency
- Family Safe options
I’ve heard from the developer of this plugin that there are some fantastic new developments just about to be released, so you’d probably want to get a copy now in case they increase the price.
Get your copy of the Google Video Sitemap Plugin by Clicking on the green button above.