You Tube Video Slowing Down Site

Last Update: Jun 4, 2019

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I just added a You Tube video to my homepage and it's slowing down my site. I didn't think this would be an issue since the video is hosted on You Tube.

Has anyone else run into this problem? What do I do about it?

Thanks so much for your thoughts!

Holly

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Thank you!

I don't seem to have a problem with adding a YouTube video to my post. Maybe because I add one video per post.
Normally, I don't embed a video but I think I will be embedding it from now on.

It’s weird. I don’t have a problem adding videos to my posts, just my homepage.

Hi Holly, I had the same problem. bpais seems to have a tutorial about Embedding the videos. I am certain it will increase your site speed or bring it to where it was.
All the best,
Michael

Thanks Michael!

Have I got a fix for you, Holly!

Check out: Jim

Awesome. Thank you!

Sounds weird, rather unusual
Better ask site suport

Good idea!

I ran into the same problem. So I just made a clickable image of the YT video and put that on my post instead of embedding the video.

Now why didn’t I think of that? I’ll try that.

Honestly, I've had LEEENGTHY articles with at least 5 embedded videos and the site speed was normal, pretty much the same as the posts with no videos at all.

Are you sure it's the video that's causing the problem, Holly?

My site speed was 99 for both desktop and mobile until I added the video. So frustrating!

The best thing will be to link to a YouTube video, put a picture of the video with a play button. And put a link of your video. But not to put it directly, because it slows everything.

Actually, I'm pretty sure I heard people say that embedding a video carries less weight than putting a pic. Don't take my word for it tho.

That’s a great idea. I should have done that to begin with. Thanks!

That’s what I thought too. I embed a video in every post I write and have never had a problem. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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