Embedding YouTube videos in your content is, undoubtedly, a good idea. Not only can it help to further illustrate what you’re trying to say, but it also makes your content more appealing to your audience. There’s no doubt that we’re a generation of video lovers! In fact, embedding videos in your landing pages has been shown to increase conversion rates by up to 80% – that’s a figure you definitely shouldn’t be ignoring.
What isn’t a good idea, however, is letting that video show related content. The last thing you probably want is to direct your readers away from you, but that’s in the hand of YouTube, right? Wrong.
Removing Related YouTube Videos
You can actually turn off the related video feature in YouTube embeds, putting the power back in your hands. It’s pretty important you do this if you want to keep your audience focused on what you’ve crafted rather than getting distracted by what YouTube wants them to watch.
Here at GeekyTech, we like to help you guys out whenever we can, which is why we’ve put together this guide so that you can easily disable related YouTube videos. Enjoy!
How to Stop Other Videos Appearing at the End of YouTube
If you’re embedding your content through the YouTube iFrame, the process is pretty simple. Firstly, find the video you want and click ‘Share’, which is usually beneath the video by the title.
Then, select ‘Embed’ rather than ‘Copy’. This’ll open up a new box on your screen with the code for the video you want to embed.
You’ll want to uncheck the box that reads ‘Show suggested videos when the video finished’. This should add ?real=0 into the video code, which you can now use on your content platform to embed the video. Simple!
Get YouTube Related Videos Not Showing on WordPress
As the embed API of WordPress doesn’t currently recognize the use of ‘?real=0’ code, you’re going to have to go down a different route.
If you’re using the WordPress Visual Composer, or WPBakery Page Builder as it’s also known, you’re going to want to add the widget for Video Player into your content. Then, add the video link to this and find the option that says ‘Show suggested videos when the video finishes’ and uncheck.
For the WordPress default editor, the method is going to be slightly different. Users who aren’t keen on the iFrame method or don’t usually use the Visual Composer can use this. You’ll have to install the WordPress plugin – https://wordpress.org/plugins/hide-youtube-related-videos/ – that, once set-up, will automatically do everything so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Once you know what you’re doing, it’s not hard to hide Youtube related videos from your embedded content, and it’s well worth the small amount of effort you put in! You don’t want to direct your audience away from you – that would be totally counter-productive – so make sure you do take these actions to stop it from happening.
If you need any more help to block YouTube related videos from showing in your embedded content, get in touch with our team of geeks at Geeky Tech. We’re always happy to help!