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    Are Video Sitemaps Necessary


    Most of our videos are embedded from YouTube, and I read an article that stated that Google automatically indexes pages with Youtube embedded videos, for those videos, making a video sitemap unnecessary.
    Do you find this statement to be true?
    Thanks in advance.
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    If i'm using an aged/expired domain and I want it to index quickly, I'll add a YT video and send a video sitemap using the following plugin: Google xml sitemap for videos.

    Is it necessary? No. But Google owns YT and likes when its content is shared...
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    Though your videos are embedded from YouTube, video sitemap is necessary. I donít think Google automatically index YouTube videos. I suggest adding video sitemap for a website. There are many benefits of video sitemaps as follows:


    • It makes it clear to Google what your content is.
    • You have the opportunity to provide a range of details through schema.
    • Additional presence on video.google.com search.

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