Which Youtube Link Do You Bookmark?

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Okay, seems like there is conflicting info on this. I have used different links with same results, but wanted to ask for some opinions here.

When you bookmark a youtube video which link do you use?

1. Short Link
2. Long Link
3. Actual url in browser when viewing video
#bookmark #link #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Originally Posted by patking76 View Post

    Okay, seems like there is conflicting info on this. I have used different links with same results, but wanted to ask for some opinions here.

    When you bookmark a youtube video which link do you use?

    1. Short Link
    2. Long Link
    3. Actual url in browser when viewing video
    Both redirect to the same place, so for SEO purposes, it really doesn't matter. As you pointed out, you get the same results with both.

    However, I use the URL that's in the browser address bar.
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulV
    Originally Posted by patking76 View Post

    Okay, seems like there is conflicting info on this. I have used different links with same results, but wanted to ask for some opinions here.

    When you bookmark a youtube video which link do you use?

    1. Short Link
    2. Long Link
    3. Actual url in browser when viewing video
    I use the long link that shows up when you click to view the video.

    Sometimes I'll also use the short link that comes up when you click "share" the video, to mix it up.

    But from my experience using just the long link in your back links and anchor text works very well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Fulfer
    I usually use the long link if I'm linking from a blog or forum but if I'm sharing on any kind of social media I'll use the short link. Seems to make sense but I really have no idea if it makes a difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author Larbi Rahmani
    I use the url in the browser.
    because it is showed in the search results quite a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I use the actual url in the browser when viewing the video.
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  • Profile picture of the author diro
    Originally Posted by patking76 View Post

    Okay, seems like there is conflicting info on this. I have used different links with same results, but wanted to ask for some opinions here.

    When you bookmark a youtube video which link do you use?

    1. Short Link
    2. Long Link
    3. Actual url in browser when viewing video

    Normally I use the url link because WordPress will automatically insert the video into the post.

    If on an HTML page, I use the embed link.

    I really don't think it makes any difference as far as SEO goes, but I don't have anything more than anecdotal evidence to back that up.
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    • Profile picture of the author adamj2
      Yeah I had been wondering that. As sometimes when I click to go onto my video from an embedded version of it on my blog it will display a different URL in the browser.

      I just have been taking the URL that comes up when I click to get onto the video directly from the Google search rather than the extras that clicking from elsewhere on your YouTube channel etc might create for it.
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