Youtube help please

by GettingOn 9 replies
I own a website and I have videos which are hosted on Youtube (I own the content).

When I display the video on my website via the embed code I grabbed from Youtube, I whole bunch of other video thumbnails are displayed at the end of the video.

Is there a way I can stop this so that once the video stops playing on my website, no other video thumbnails are displayed?

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Originally Posted by GettingOn View Post

    I own a website and I have videos which are hosted on Youtube (I own the content).

    When I display the video on my website via the embed code I grabbed from Youtube, I whole bunch of other video thumbnails are displayed at the end of the video.

    Is there a way I can stop this so that once the video stops playing on my website, no other video thumbnails are displayed?

    Thanks
    Get the embed code, it should look like this:

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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="Jeff Beck Group - I Ain't Superstitious - YouTube" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Then just add ?rel=0 after the url in the code:

    Code:
     
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="Jeff Beck Group - I Ain't Superstitious - YouTube?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    The "rel" is for "related" and the =0 means "no".

    Arggggg! I can't get the forum to format this correctly...

    Here's info on how to do it from Google/Youtube:
    https://developers.google.com/youtube/player_parameters
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  • Profile picture of the author marcuslim

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SYlWNb9tmtk?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I've been wondering how to do this also. Thanks Marcuslim and Kurt.
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  • Profile picture of the author zicer
    hmmm interesting little trick Like it
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    • Profile picture of the author thecableguy
      When you grab the embed code right underneath there's a checkbox that's checked by default "Show suggested videos when the video finishes", you can also uncheck that and it'll do the same thing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marty S
        Yes you can remove this using the code as Kurt says, however I feel there is always a risk in this. I like using Youtube as a free host, and lean on the side of dealing with whatever they give me. In addition, they can change the code at any time to negate your attempts at blocking their marketing.

        Two points on this though -

        Firstly - if you are great at what you do, then WELCOME the competition. This is especially true if you can put together decent looking, professional videos that rank with honesty and passion. I say let them watch the other wankers, because they will find themselves coming back to me.

        Secondly, and a more immediate SOLUTION is to add your OWN related videos to the end of each of your uploads. If you have ever seen the drop off rate of ANY of your videos (using analytics) you will KNOW that masses leave the video in anticipation of it ending. Now for those who do stick around, you have an additional marketing opportunity to keep them in your fold. The tactic is described in the link below, and when you use this strategy, NOBODY (who is actually paying attention) will ever get to Youtube's related videos.

        Screenflow tip: adding links to your other Youtube videos | Youtube
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        • Profile picture of the author Kurt
          Originally Posted by Marty S View Post

          Yes you can remove this using the code as Kurt says, however I feel there is always a risk in this. I like using Youtube as a free host, and lean on the side of dealing with whatever they give me. In addition, they can change the code at any time to negate your attempts at blocking their marketing.

          Two points on this though -

          Firstly - if you are great at what you do, then WELCOME the competition. This is especially true if you can put together decent looking, professional videos that rank with honesty and passion. I say let them watch the other wankers, because they will find themselves coming back to me.

          Secondly, and a more immediate SOLUTION is to add your OWN related videos to the end of each of your uploads. If you have ever seen the drop off rate of ANY of your videos (using analytics) you will KNOW that masses leave the video in anticipation of it ending. Now for those who do stick around, you have an additional marketing opportunity to keep them in your fold. The tactic is described in the link below, and when you use this strategy, NOBODY (who is actually paying attention) will ever get to Youtube's related videos.

          Screenflow tip: adding links to your other Youtube videos | Youtube
          Thanks Marty...

          These are all valid points. However, the video that I embed may not always be my own video.

          For example, I have a strategy where I exploit the popularity of popular, viral videos by embedding them on my own pages. In this case, I don't want the visitors to view any other videos. Actually, I don't really want them to view the embedded video, but rather I use it to attract people to my page in the hope they'll do "something else", such as click an Adsense link or sign up for an email list, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    Some website builders have a video option to disable those video links, but it depends on the website service provider
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