Searchers turn to Google Search on a daily basis to discover and watch videos. And although Google tries to automatically understand information about videos, with the help of the Video Schema type, you can explicitly provide information such as the description, thumbnail URL upload date, duration, and more. And in turn, videos can appear in Google Search results, video search results, Google Images as well as Google Discover.
Fortunately, taking advantage of the benefits that Video Schema has to offer couldn’t be easier than it is with the help of Rank Math.
How to Add Video Schema Markup to Your Posts/Page
Before we begin, you’ll need to ensure that Rank Math’s Schema Module has been enabled on your website by navigating to Rank Math > Dashboard in your WordPress admin area.
In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to use the Video Schema type on a post or page as well as the various available settings for it – let’s get started:
1 Edit Your Post or Page
To add the Video Schema Type first head over to the edit page for that post, by clicking Edit as shown below:
2 Open Rank Math In The Gutenberg Sidebar
You can open Rank Math in the Gutenberg sidebar by clicking on the Rank Math SEO icon for the page.
Or click the three vertical dots in the top right-hand corner of the edit page and select Rank Math in the Plugins section as shown below:
3 Navigate to the Schema Settings for This Post/Page
Then go to the Schema Settings by clicking on the Schema tab and click on Schema Generator.
4 Open Rank Math’s Schema Builder
Find the Video Schema from the list and click on Use to open the Schema Builder.
Fortunately, with Rank Math PRO, all of the heavy-lifting is done for you. Rank Math automatically detects when you insert a link to or embed Vimeo or YouTube videos on your content, proceeds to automatically grab the necessary data, and adds the suitable Video Schema to that page.
And, in addition to that, that video will then also be automatically added to your site’s Video Sitemap so you don’t have to worry about it.
However, if you wish to add custom Video Schema or adjust the auto-generated Video Schema – the Schema Builder will open as shown below:
Video Schema Type Setup & Available Options
Now, let’s have a closer look at each of the available options.
Write a headline that comprises the video name. You can also make use of variables if you have mentioned them in the post title.
Enter the description of the video in this field. You can also use the variables to create a dynamic description of the service.
If you wish to show the Video Schema on the frontend as well, then you should paste the shortcode from this field into your post where you want the review to be displayed.
4 Upload Date PRO
Enter the date when the video was uploaded. This option is available only in the Rank Math PRO.
5 Content URL
Enter the URL pointing to the actual video file.
6 Embed URL
Enter the URL that points to the embeddable player for the video in this field. For the embed URL, search engines recommend adding a link that you’d usually enter in the src attribute of the
<embed> tag and not to the page where the video player is embedded.
Enter the duration of the video in ISO 8601 format.
9 Video Thumbnail PRO
Enter the URL of the video thumbnail image. This option is available only in the Rank Math PRO.
10 Width PRO
Enter the width of the video file. This option is available only in the Rank Math PRO.
11 Height PRO
Enter the height of the video file.This option is available only in the Rank Math PRO.
12 Is Family Friendly Video PRO
Mark the video as family-friendly by enabling this option. If it is not a family-friendly video then you can simply disable this option. This option is available only in the Rank Math PRO.
13 Video Category PRO
Enter the category of the video. This option is available only in the Rank Math PRO.
14 Video Tags PRO
Enter the video tags here.
15 Rating PRO
Enter the Rating score for the video. This option is available only in the Rank Math PRO.
And, that’s it! Click on Save for this Post once you’re done making any changes to the Video Schema for this page. Then, simply update the page as you normally would after making a change or click Publish if this is a newly created page. You can then check your Schema with the help of Google’s Rich Results Testing Tool.
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