For any website that uses videos, it is pretty essential to have a video sitemap. Video sitemaps help Google and other search bots easily find more information about where videos are placed and this helps you rank better in the Video search.
Rank Math automatically looks for the presence of video content inside your posts as you write them and if we find video content, we will add that post/page/CPT to the Video Sitemap.
To enable the Video Sitemap, head over to WP > Rank Math > Dashboard
From there, you will see the option to enable the Video Sitemaps module:
Note: Since we automatically generate the video sitemap and the relevant Video Schema for you, you will also need to enable the Schema module from the same page to use the Video Sitemaps.
Once you have enabled the Video Sitemap, click on the Settings button or head over to the Sitemap Settings at WP > Rank Math > Sitemap Settings > Video Sitemap:
You have an option to hide the sitemap from normal visitors and only show the sitemap to bots.
You can choose what post types to be considered for the Video Sitemaps.
And, you can instruct Rank Math to scan custom fields and look for the presence of video content. By default, we look for the videos in the default content.
Once Rank Math detects the presence of a video in selected post types, we will automatically add it to the Video sitemap and add the Video Schema to the post along with the all the required Schema fields like thumbnails, embed URL, video duration, etc..
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