Do you run a self hosted WordPress site? If yes, then Google XML sitemap is for you to generate a video sitemap. Just some basic click required to create your XML video sitemap that I am using on WordPressians, check our video sitemap. I would like to say thanks to Mr. Amit Agarwal for creating this awesome plugin. According to Mr. Amit, this Google XML sitemap plugin only works for self hosted WordPress blog at this time, it may be extended to Blogger, WordPress.com or Tumblr at a later date. Therefore, here is how to generate video sitemap for WordPress.
Why to Use Video Sitemap Generator for WordPress
Google is more likely to find the related content for the user’s search queries because you have generated a content sitemap. Google not be able to find the related images or videos that you include in your content. However, by adding the alt tag to your images may help Google to find out the related images, but what about the videos. Now, you can use the Google Video extension to the Sitemap protocol to give Google information about video content on your site by which Google can easily track the videos on your content. Google may display your search result with a video thumbnail to show the users that the current article has videos in it. Video sitemap will help your site ranking in the normal search results and video search results. To know more about Video XML sitemap.
Why to Use Google XML Sitemap Plugin for Videos
This plugin is easy to use. You can generate your video sitemap with some basic clicks. The most powerful advantage of this plugin is that if you had embedded YouTube videos to your older content, this plugin will include the old embedded YouTube videos to your video sitemap that you can submit to your Google Webmaster Tools.
Google XML Sitemap Plugin for Videos | To Create a Video Sitemap in WordPress
- Download this Google XML Sitemap for Videos Plugin to your desktop.
- Now, upload this plugin to your WordPress, and activate it. [ Method: To Install any Plugin to WordPress]
- Now, go to your WordPress admin panel » Tools » Video Sitemap, and click on Generate Video Sitemap.Once you clicked, you will see a confirmation message “The XML Sitemap was generated successfully, and you can ping Google to inform them about your updated sitemap.” Click on XML Sitemap that will be the link of your video sitemap. You can submit the video sitemap link to your Google Webmaster Tools.