A dynamic website that has media content is likely to have a higher ranking than a stagnant website that is only text based. One of the key pieces of media that a website should be utilising is embedding video content onto their site. You must take note that this should not be a link or separate pop-up, but a video that becomes part of the organic content of the website through embedding. These videos should be accompanied by similar tags as images - this will boost keyword content and promote good SEO practice.
Next up we have audio files that can also be embedded. Keep in mind that audio files should be secondary to video files since users prefer video content. Audio files such as podcasts and music files can enhance the user experience of the website and since SEO has become user driven, this will enhance your page ranking. However, do not set your media to start playing the moment the user visits the website as this a deterrent and contributes to high bounce rates. Instead give them control over how and when the media plays.
Embedding media creates websites that are rich in content, and this reflects favourably when it comes to search engines. Video, audio, pictures, and interactive elements that do not hamper the ability of search engine robots to crawl the page can only add the SEO weight of a page.
However, it is important to ensure that all embedded media is directly relevant to the content of the website. Therefore, it can include the following:
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