Hey guys,

I was just wondering if there is anything illegal into using other people's videos in my blog?

Thank you

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MarionBlack Premium
Yes you can legally use YouTube videos The only videos you should not use are the ones that are listed as "Private".
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sovani Premium
Thanks MArion
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sovani Premium
And how about embedding 2 or 3 videos on the same post. Would that affect my rankings in a bad way?

I'm just writing an article in which I need to have 2 or 3 videos on the same post.
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Robert-A Premium
As long as they are different videos there shouldn't be a problem.
Robert Allan
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Engaging content gets rewarded by Google. If people stay on your page longer because they're watching 2 or 3 videos then Google is going to think your content is useful and bump it up.
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boomergp08 Premium
Not at all. I have 2 videos on a blog post about video games and that post is on Google page 1.
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sovani Premium
thank you mate :)
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sovani Premium
thank you Jay!
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GautamWorld Premium
I had asked this question before and got the same answers. :)
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sovani Premium
Thanks Gautam
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jtaienao Premium
Yes you can. As a matter of fact they all mostly have share buttons to encourage you to do so.
Jerome
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sovani Premium
Thank you mate!
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, you most certainly can. The majority of YouTube videos have embed codes which enables anyone to use them in their websites and blogs. You do not need permission when a video has an embed code and using them also helps in boosting your rankings.

Not only do videos produce a better UX but this leads to better SEO. Naturally Google likes it when you use YouTube videos seeing how they own YouTube. Some of my higher ranking posts contain relevant YouTube videos.

Knowing how to embed is not hard at all. I outline the steps below.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Yes you can use them without even needing their permission. That is what the embed codes are for. Youtube is basically giving you the go ahead by providing you an embed code so you can use it on your blog or website.
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Robert-A Premium
Sorry Jay but I have to disagree.
If someone has videos on their channel they are private unless stipulated that they are Free To Use.
Eventually you will get caught out.
Robert
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Are you talking about YouTube here? You can embed (use) any video that has an embed code. You don't have to sneak around to do it either. The owner of the video has access to Insights where they get a report of which embeds have the most views and other data like that.

Also YouTube has settings where you can turn on/off embeds. They explain what "embedding" means to the publisher of the video.

If you download the video and reupload it then you're playing in hot water but I don't think that is the intention of the person who asked the question.
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Robert-A Premium
You can certainly try it but the owner of the video can take it down anytime - lets say in 6 months time.
So you would have to constantly check to see if the video was still showing.
Or you can show a video then you find the message - you dont have permission to show this.
Its not really worth the hassle so best to access the Pubic Domain ones.
Its a personal choice though so if anyone wants to do it then of course they should but check up every now and again.
Robert
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sovani Premium
Thank you Jay.
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sovani Premium
Hey Robert - I was asking if it is legal or not to embed a youtube video on my blog.
I know that the owner can take it anytime and that would affect my blog.
But could I get in legal trouble if I embed a youtube video on my blog?
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nathaniell Premium
It is completely legal to use their video. That's why YouTube has the embed feature that you can access!
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Jay Gumbs Premium
You would NEVER get into legal trouble for EMBEDDING a YouTube video on your blog. I'm not a lawyer but I'm 99.8% sure of this.
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sovani Premium
Thank you Nath!
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sovani Premium
Thank buddy! You help is much appreciated!
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Robert-A Premium
Short answer - NO
But I stick to what I said earlier - The owner can take THEIR video down at any time and visitors are not going to leave your site with a very good impression are they?

All you have to do for Public Domains is go to this webpage -
https://tinyurl.com/public-domain-vids


There are over a Billion so plenty to chose from.
Robert Allan
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KarenDemers Premium
This is very helpful...thank you for sharing.
Karen
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Jay Gumbs Premium
The videos you choose to embed has to be relevant to your website and maybe you wont find a public domain video on the subject that you like.

Public domain just means you can download them if you like. You can package them and sell them etc. That you cant do with YouTube videos but YouTube does encourage you to share videos by embedding them on your site by providing you with a unique embed code for each video.

Sure there is the possibility that the uploader can take down the video or their account could get deleted or suspended by YouTube. I've had this happen but rarely so i just find another video. It's not that much of a problem.

Bottomline, you're free to embed anything from YouTube that has an embed code. YouTube wants you to do it.
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Robert-A Premium
You would have to get their permission.
Much better using vids in the public domain.
Robert Allan
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sovani Premium
hey Robert what do you mean by videos in the public domain?
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Robert-A Premium
Replied to your other comment.
Robert Allan
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sovani Premium
Thank you Robert!
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