Videos and page-load

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  1. Bede le Venerable profile image99
    Bede le Venerableposted 12 months ago

    My next article will have several videos, including two that over 180 MB. Will this significantly slow down the page-load, or does it matter since videos on HP are embedded and not uploaded? Thanks.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, the more videos on a page the slower the page will load. The slower a page loads, the more disinclined the person who clicked the link is to wait for it to load.

      At the same time, very relevant videos absolutely add to the quality of the content. It's a bit of a juggle for all of us to figure out just what to put in, and what to leave out.

      1. Bede le Venerable profile image99
        Bede le Venerableposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Maybe I’ll put them in and see how long it takes to load, because they’re definitely relevant to the article. If it takes forever, I’ll trim them down until they’re very basic. Thanks for the advice.

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I'm no expert in these matters, but I want to say that I do not believe the length of the video matters insofar as how long it takes to load a page. See, a video doesn't buffer unless someone clicks it to play, so I just don't think the length or run time of a video matters for page loading speed.

          I've got LOTS of hubs with more than 3 videos that perform very well in Google search. I absolutely agree that having too many can hurt you, but I think 3 very relevant videos is not going to be a problem.

          Years ago I made a page about a musician I admire, and I made that hub or article around 3-4 thousand words, lots of images, and probably  ten or more videos. THAT was too much. I know it was too much because someone who read everything I was doing at the time told me he couldn't get the dang thing to load.

  2. DrMark1961 profile image98
    DrMark1961posted 12 months ago

    Years ago I was told that videos do not slow down load time, unlike photos, for the very reason you point out. When I put in a lot of videos my pages do not have a lower page rank.
    I do not think you have to reduce the number of videos if they are helping your hub.


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