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Video sitemap for multisite (5 posts)

  1. Rachelflute
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I am creating a multisite network & one of the sites that I would like to migrate is a video site - all videos. However, I can't find any plugin that will create a sitemap that include videos. This is a major problem for me. Is there any way I can get around this or is there indeed a plugin that can do this?

  2. JHouse
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    From what I understand, SiteMaps are for only displaying posts/pages and of course their contents. If each video has it's own page or post, a SiteMap should work fine and thus display each video.

  3. Rachelflute
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    Thanks for your response. I understand what you mean, but there does seem to be a general message that you need a video sitemap for search engines to really recognize videos. When you say 'if each video has it's own page/post', do you mean that the post has a title & description of that particular video? Why would search engines not recognize every video anyway? However, you've put me onto another question; just how effective & important are video siteamaps for videos compared to normal sitemaps? I'll keep doing research, but if anyone has an answer to that I'd be very grateful to hear it!! :-/

  4. JHouse
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When you say 'if each video has it's own page/post', do you mean that the post has a title & description of that particular video?

    Yes, somewhat similar to YouTube: Each Video has its own page, title, description and comments. This is much better for SEO purposes than just a video, without any description other indicators for the search engine spiders.

    I've never heard of video sitemaps, so not sure. And which sitemaps are you talking about, XML (for the search engine spiders) or HTML (for your users)?

    Peace.

  5. but there does seem to be a general message that you need a video sitemap for search engines to really recognize videos

    Not really, no. So long as you have SOME content on the page, and not just a video, you're fine.

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