How to: Creating Video Sitemaps

Customers who have access to our API can quickly and easily create video sitemaps for their content. Video sitemaps will enable search engines to easily find and recognize your content. It will also give you the ability to have your videos themselves appear in search engine results (not guaranteed). To read more about video sitemaps and SEO in general please click here.

We have created two libraries to get you started, one in PHP and the other in Ruby. Simply clone or download your library of choice and follow the instructions in the read me files to run. After the command has run you can simply update your site’s robots.txt file to add your video sitemap to it.

We would recommend NOT running these commands on demand but rather nightly from your server. This way search engines won’t get stuck waiting for the process to end as it’s looking for the correct sitemap file or files.

If you don’t have access to our API and would like to talk to somebody about enabling it for your account please give us a call at 1-888-444-1119.