How to make a video sitemap and examples of video sitemaps

What is a video sitemap? How can I create one?

 

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Video Sitemaps provide Google and other search engines with video metadata (title, date, description, ). Correctly formatting your sitemap xml, update search engines with info about your video of the category, who the video is for, and how the search engines should index it. title, description, running time, and intended audience for each video contained on the site.

When your video is indexed, your video will start showing up in the search engines, and with gravitylab’s hosting, you can ensure that video plays back well, all over the world. Research from comscore says 70% of users will abandon a video if they have to wait more than 15 seconds for it to start loading.


Example Video Sitemap:

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<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"
        xmlns:video="http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap-video/1.1">
<url>
 <loc>http://gravlab.com/2013/01/13/how-do-i-embed-flash-swf-files-on-a-webpage/</loc>
 <video:video>
 <video:thumbnail_loc>http://img.gravlab.com/003119/sparse/v1d30/posts/2013/images/embedding-swfobject-small.jpg</video:thumbnail_loc>
 <video:title>< ![CDATA[How to embed SWF, Embedding SWF in HTML]]></video:title>
 <video:description>< ![CDATA[Here's the code for putting SWFs in a HTML page, a SWF embedding method ]]></video:description>
 <video:family_friendly>yes</video:family_friendly>
 <video:player_loc allow_embed='yes' >http://stream.gravlab.com/003119/sparse/v1d30/posts/2013/embedding-swfobject.mp4</video:player_loc>
 <video:content_loc>http://global.gravlab.net/003119/sparse/v1d30/posts/2013/embedding-swfobject.mp4</video:content_loc>
 <video:duration>16.11</video:duration>
 <video:uploader info='http://gravlab.com/author/ihatelaserbeams'>JD Hauger</video:uploader>
 <video:publication_date>2013-11-02</video:publication_date>
 </video:video>
</url>
 <url> 
     <loc>http://gravlab.com/about.html</loc>
     <video:video>
       <video:thumbnail_loc>http://img.gravlab.com/003119/playerassets/skins/press_play_no_social.jpg</video:thumbnail_loc> 
       <video:title>about us, who we are, what we do, why we love streaming media</video:title>
       <video:description>We get to work for you : Streaming video experts</video:description>
<video:content_loc>http://global.gravlab.net/003119/lotus/video/20130709_lady_with_ipad/ladyworkinghardthanksforyourhardwork.mp4</video:content_loc>
       <video:player_loc allow_embed="yes" autoplay="ap=1">http://img.gravlab.com/003119/playerassets/skins/press_play_no_social.jpg</video:player_loc>
       <video:expiration_date>2015-11-05T19:23:30+08:00</video:expiration_date>
       <video:rating>5.0</video:rating>    
       <video:publication_date>2013-07-09</video:publication_date>
       <video:family_friendly>yes</video:family_friendly>   
       <video:gallery_loc title="streaming video hosting services">http://gravlab.com/</video:gallery_loc>
       <video:requires_subscription>no</video:requires_subscription>
       <video:live>no</video:live>
     </video:video> 
   </url>
</urlset>

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