There is a growing interest in using YouTube to share how stuff works. In response to questions, we have started sharing helpful digital marketing hints for encouraging YouTube engagement.

We hope you enjoy these YouTube tips and will continue to share updates about engaging with YouTube on a regular basis.

Got a YouTube question or require some more information? contact us or use the webchat (bottom right corner) to send a message and let's continue the conversation to see if we can help.

First a quick note about copying HTML code into your website or blog. Every website is different and techniques will depend on platform, theme and available options. When copying code into your website we recommend that you first review your website guidelines and get help where needed.

How to embed a YouTube video into a webpage?

For embedding YouTube visit the video that you would like to embed, copy out the sharable embeddable HTML code and then paste that code into a post on your website.

In summary:

  1. Visit the YouTube page where you can watch the video.
  2. Select the SHARE button located under video at right.
  3. Select the EMBED button to show HTML code.
  4. Select the COPY to get HTML code.
  5. Paste the HTML code into your post.

For example, following is an embedded YouTube video about awesome cats for your enjoyment.

How to embed a subscribe to your YouTube button into a webpage?

For YouTube subscribe to channel button visit YouTube on Google Developers, configure that button, copy out the sharable embeddable HTML code and then paste that code into a post on your website.

In summary:

  1. Visit https://developers.google.com/youtube/youtube_subscribe_button
  2. Configure as required. Note that it is important to change CHANNEL NAME or ID to your YouTube channel name.
  3. Copy the code.
  4. Paste the HTML code into your post.

For example, following is an embedded subscribe to the websitePlus YouTube channel button.

How to record a presentation with audio?

Whilst not a direct YouTube question, the ability to quickly prepare video content is an important consideration. We use Screencastify to share Google Slide presentations on YouTube and find it well worth the small yearly investment.