How Open Graph Makes Video Pop on the Search Engines
Everyone wants to be the first listing on page one of Google for the terms that define their business. Many businesses pay dearly to maintain that position.
But what if this wasn’t necessary to get the attention of searchers? What if your third-place ranking was as powerful as being at the top of the page in terms of clicks?
This is the promise of video. Properly tagged with Open Graph meta tags, you can get a thumbnail of your video onto search pages and have more visual impact than the top listings.
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Implementing Open Graph for Video
The details can be found in my new column Use Open Graph To Get Video Thumbnails Into Your Search Results on Search Engine Land. Fellow Conversion Scientist Joel Harvey tells us his secret weapon for getting video thumbnails into search results.
If you’re curious, the Open Graph tags used on this page are:
<meta property=’og:video:width’ content=’640′ />
<meta property=’og:video:height’ content=’360′ />
<meta property=’og:video:type’ content=’application/x-shockwave-flash’ />
<meta property=’og:title’ content=’Ooooh! Video’ />
<meta property=’og:description’ content=’Use Open Graph To Get Video Thumbnails Into Your Search Results’ />
<meta property=’og:image’ content=’/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Open-Graph-Video-thumb.png’ />
<meta property=’og:video’ content=’/wp-content/uploads/jw-player-plugin-for-wordpress/player/player.swf?file=/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Open-Graph-Video-SEO.mp4&controlbar=none&dock=false&autostart=true&height=360&width=640′ />
Listen to the Article:
- CRO and SEO Working Together with Jason Fisher - November 17, 2022
- Why Web Design for Conversion Needs Science - May 4, 2022
- What are the Steps of Conversion Optimization - August 9, 2021
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