Make the videos on your website more discoverable.
Create a spreadsheet of all pages and posts with videos on your website that you want people to find via search engines.
Don’t include URLs that are:
- Blocked by robots.txt file.
- Require a login to access.
- Are password-protected.
If the URLs are blocked from search engines in any way, do not include them.
Your XML code should look like this for each video:
https://example.com/ulr-of-landing-or-host-page/ https://example.com/url-of-the-thumbnail-of-your-video.jpg Title of your video Description of your video https://example.com/url-of-video.mp4 Link to video player if it’s custom/video:player_loc> in seconds 2021-11-0ST19:20:30+08:00 4.2 12345 2007-11-05T19:20:30+08:00 yes IE GB US GA 1.99 yes no
```- If you have more than 50,000 indexable videos, break down your sitemap into multiple files. - If your sitemap file size exceeds 50mb, break it down into multiple sitemap files. ## Save the file as `video_sitemap.xml`. If you have more than one video sitemap, create a sitemap index file called `sitemap_index.xml` and link to all the sitemaps on your website including your video sitemaps. The index file looks like this:
## Update your sitemap when you publish new videos that you want search engines to index.