How to put videos on a blog or website

A few people have asked me how I put video on my blog, so I recorded this short video to show anyone how to do it.

If you're looking for the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to put your videos online, Google Video and a blog is definitely the way to go. This short tutorial will show you how it's done. I also show how to put video on a website.

One of the great benefits of using Google's free video hosting service is that your video (and accompanying text) is indexed by the most popular search engine in the world. Since I use Blogger (Google's free blog service), I get the added benefit of having my blog entries indexed on Blogger's search engine, as well as This all adds up to more people finding you.

I made the video brief to get people started with vlogging (video blogging) fast. If you have any questions, just post a comment and I'll be happy to help.

A resource a highly recommend for those interested in web video is Ken McCarthy's video blog. Ken has had his finger on the pulse of the internet since before it began, and he focuses on how businesses can benefit from internet trends like web video. I recently did some camera work for a video that Ken produced for his System Seminar. This highly respected seminar teaches business owners the most effective strategies in internet marketing. You can watch the video here.


Anonymous said...

This was just what I needed, thank you for the information. Great going, and you make it looks so easy

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the explanation! I have been looking for this all over the internet.
It is fine you keep it simple but I encountered one small problem. I am a professional videojournalist and was looking for a easy way to show a potential customer my work - al lot of videos. Even a DVD is a problem for some, Facebook has good video quality but people has to sign up to see them. Google video is perfect in many ways. No limit on the lenght of the videos and if you are already a google customer it works perfect.
My problem is that I am not sure I have all the legal rights to the videos. Therefore I have tagged them as "unlisted", and also limited the viewers ability to download the videos and embed them. But this last thing also goes for me - I dont get the option to send the videos to my blogger page (I am newbie blogger).
Just a detail and thanks for your help again.
Simon, DK

ICC said...

Hi, Thank you for very useful info, however, would you know how to actually have a video show up on keyword search for google?

Thank you

Frank Rodriguez said...

I've gotten a couple of my videos to the 1st page of Google search results but I don't claim to be an expert on the subject. Posting to YouTube seems to be a definite advantage as I've yet to see a video on page 1 from the other video hosting sites. I'm sorry I can't be of more help at this time.

ICC said...

Thank you for a quick reply. When you say, "I've gotten a couple of my videos to the 1st page of Google search results" was it through Blogger or other websites?

Thank you, Anna.

Frank Rodriguez said...

I posted the videos directly to YouTube. The trick is to use your desired keywords in the title of the video, in the description and I'm told (though I'm not sure) that it helps to put the keyword in the file name of the video as well. I hope that helps.

Rick Thomas said...

Hey thanks, really good tutorial. Got my video up on no problem. I need to learn a bit about video editing now :-)

Anonymous said...

That was a great tutorial, but I still have a question:
If my video is on a DVD, how do I convert it to whatever is the required format to post it to a website?