YouTube is the world’s largest video sharing site. Thousands of video tutorials are available on YouTube. Sometimes it becomes very important for us to embed a video from YouTube on our site. A video is more effective than text to make our reader more understand about the topic we need to explain.
So as a blogger, Sometimes it becomes necessary to embed a complete or a part of YouTube video in our article. But If we only copy the embed link from YouTube and put it on our site, It could lose some visitor from our site. In this article, I will explain why we should remove YouTube logo and links from embedded videos.
Why Should We Remove YouTube Logo And Links?As I have told you before that, A supportive video could explain your article more efficiently to your readers, so we should use videos in our article when it is necessary. But there is no need to let our visitors go away from our site by clicking on YouTube video’s logo and links already placed by the author of that video. Here is a screenshot:
From an average embedded YouTube video a visitor could go away from your site by:
- Clicking on the link placed above the YouTube video (Title Link - In The Screenshot).
- Clicking on the links placed into the body of the video.
- Clicking on the ads on that video.
- Clicking on the YouTube logo (YouTube Branding And Allowing Fullscreen).
- And finally by clicking on the suggested videos flashed after finishing the video (Suggested Videos - In The Screenshot).
Assume that a person is watching the video embedded inside your article. When he/she watches those links and logos of YouTube video could click and leave your site. For preventing that kind of visitor losing activity, it is the best option to remove YouTube logo and links before embedding the video in your article. This entire process is very easy, and you don’t need to have any extra coding knowledge and effort to do this.
How To Remove YouTube Logo And Links?I have highlighted three visitors losing the hole in the above screenshot. Now we will learn how to disable all these branding and links before embedding YouTube videos into our article. Here is a step by step way.
1. First of all, go to YouTube and find the video you want to embed into your article.
2. After getting the video, click on the Share Button and then click on the Embed link.
3. In this stage, you will see the iframe code for embedding the video. Right below this iframe code, you will see a link named "Show More." Just click on that.
4. A demo video and some options to configure that video will be visible in front of you.
5. From there you will be able to choose the size of the video you are going to embed. Now focus on the "check boxes". These boxes are the main configuration parts of the video. Among these four checkboxes uncheck every box except the second one. Here is a screenshot you can take a look:
6. Now copy the iframe code and paste it into your article body. This video will not show "title link" and "Suggested videos" because we have unchecked these options in step 5. But still, we have to turn off the YouTube "logo" and the "full screen" option. So let's do it.
7. If you have done the above steps accurately, your embed code should look like this:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/P4zfxEVqYaw?rel=0&showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
To disable the fullscreen option, just remove "allowfullscreen"(Highlighted) from the iframe code. And then replace the "showinfo=0"(Highlighted) portion with this code : modestbranding=1&showinfo=0&fs=0 for removing the YouTube Logo.
8. Your final iframe code should looks like:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/P4zfxEVqYaw?rel=0&modestbranding=1&showinfo=0&fs=0" frameborder="0"></iframe>
Now put this code where ever you want to embed the YouTube video. This video will run without showing the title link, suggested video, YouTube logo, and the full-screen option. The final result will be something like this:
If we optimize our every single YouTube video in this way before embedding, I personally believe that we can stop losing thousands of visitors from our site. I know that there are some other visitors losing holes are still exist like ads and body clickable links, but we can not forget that we have successfully prevented some major visitor missing holes.
I hope this article will be helpful for you and you will be able to remove YouTube logo and links from your own embedded videos. If you like this article, then please share this. Don't forget to share your opinion by submitting a comment.