How to Create a Videos Sitemap using WordPress Plugins

Video Sitemaps are helpful for the websites that have lots of Video Material, though the main source of traffic will be from youtube, but in case of tutorials website. Visitors also often finds channel later and the person’s website at first. Videos sitemap also plays an effective role in the publicity and promotion of website in the search engines.

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Easy and efficient way of generating videos sitemap is using WordPress plugins. If you are having vast quantity of videos as your page content then there is an urgent need for a video sitemap generator tool to generate sitemap online for your blog/website.

Recommended Reading :

  1. XML Sitemaps Vs HTML Sitemaps
  2. How to Create a XML Sitemap
  3. How to Create an HTML Sitemap
  4. How to Submit your Website Sitemap to Search Engines
  5. How to Create an Image Sitemap for any website

Video Sitemap Example 1:

1. WP Video SEO Plugin

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The plugin is really a very easy and simple to use for generating a video sitemap online. The plugins allows you to generate a videos sitemap for your pages or posts in a very short interval of time so that the search engines can index your videos as soon as possible.

Lets see step by step guide to use the plugin for your WordPress blog/website.

First step first: Login to your Dashboard and navigate to your left side. Go to Plugins > Add New > Search “WP Video SEO” > Install

NoteStep by step guide to install a plugin automatically and manually.

Step 2: The second step is now visit your Dashboard, Go to Settings > WP Video SEO.

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Step 3: In the new page just click on the ‘Generate video sitemap’ to generate a video sitemap automatically.

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Step 4: After the click you will find successful generation of a video sitemap. Check the XML file named “Sitemap-Video.XML” in the root directory of your website.

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Note: To check out the file you generated. The URL for checking your video sitemap is:

{” http://www.mywebsite.com/sitemap-video.xml ” }

The last and the most important step is to submit your sitemap to search engines specially Google. If you are using Google Webmaster Tools then it will be really helpful for you. Just Login to Webmaster Tools Dashboard and navigate to the sitemaps option. Then just submit your sitemap to Google.

Recommended Reading: Guide to submit a sitemap to search engines

Features of WP Video SEO plugin:

The plugin is really very easy and simple to use. The plugin will update all the contents automatically, the cool features of the plugin are mentioned below:

  • Very easy and smooth to use.
  • Reduction in the time interval by the search engine to index your videos.
  • Generate sitemap for WordPress, You Tube videos, and many other websites.
  • Updates all the changes made in the posts/pages automatically.
  • Enables search engines to display thumbnail of videos including title and description of posts.

The plugin is really very easy to install and use, must use the plugin to generate the video sitemap for your website and submit it to search engines.

Video Sitemap Example 2:

2. Video XML Sitemap Generator plugin

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The plugin generates XML file containing all your selective information about the videos embedded in your WordPress websites pages and posts. The plugin is robust and reliable to use.

How to use Video XML Sitemap Generator plugin:

Step 1: Go to your website’s Dashboard and then go to Plugins > Add New > Search ” Video XML Sitemap Generator” > Install

Step 2: After that Go to Settings > Video Sitemap 

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Step 3: After that check all the boxes to generate sitemaps for your website related to all the mentioned websites. Then click on Generate Video Sitemap to automatically generate sitemap.

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You are done with the sitemap generation using the plugin. Try the plugin once and you will really appreciate the plugin developers.

Video Sitemap Example 3:

3. Google Video Sitemap Feed Multisite Support

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The plugin developed by Art project group allows us to dynamically generate XML file called the ‘sitemap-video.XML‘ file specially for Google.

How to use Google Video Sitemap Feed Multisite Support:

Step 1: Install the plugin using the predefined methods or as we did it in previous plugins.

Step 2: Go to Settings > Google Video Sitemap Feed.

Step 3: On the next page click on the Generate Sitemap button and you are done with your video sitemap. The plugin now will automatically generate your video sitemap.

Step 4: Now just visit Google Webmaster Tools to submit your video sitemap to Google and get ready to index your contents.

Features of Google Video Sitemap Feed:

The plugin has been programmed with very excellent features. Creating a sitemap using the plugin would be beneficial in the long run. Lets have a look at the following features:

  • Automated and Autonomous plugin.
  • Excellent & Automatic management of Cached videos.
  • Compatible with WordPress multisite installations.
  • Informs Google or Bing automatically about every new post or data entry on page.
  • Adds videos from You Tube, Vimeo, Dailymotion.

These were the topmost plugins for the creation of video sitemap automatically and very rapidly. Every owner or administrator must give a try to these plugins once to generate their video sitemap.

We at Blogfruit.com are really very much satisfied by the plugins as we have tried all of the above mentioned plugins and generated our sitemaps.

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Caution: Google XML sitemap for videos is also a very nice plugin to generate video sitemap, but according to the WordPress plugin directory the plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may have compatible issues and may not be supported longer with WordPress versions.

2017-01-09T09:45:53+00:00

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