10 May 11
06 Jul 11 11:57 pm
Is it smart to add a video clip to your website?
I was just wondering what other people thought about putting a video clip on your website. A video from youtube perhaps that's related to your niche. I thought it might make a website more interesting and interactive.
Then I thought of another perk. It would keep people on your page longer. And, I've heard that if people leave your page quickly, the search engines (google anyways) will assume that you didn't have relevant enough content. And if enough people do that, it could bring your ranking down.
I figure if you had a relevant and interesting video, people might at least stick around to watch that. Obviously you wouldn't want it to be too long or they might decide not to watch it after all. But if it's not too long -like say five minutes or so (and it is interesting), then at least you've guaranteed that that the avarage person is going to stick around for at least five minutes. And, in all likely hood they'll probably stick around for at least a couple more minutes reading stuff, as long as you've done your job of putting good content -well written articles on your website. So now the average person is staying for at least seven minutes or more. That's not bad.
What do you think about this idea?