By now, I don’t think anyone needs to be told how awesome video content is. It’s easy enough to create with your own personal mobile device. There is a multitude of video editing tools to trim, filter, and personalize those videos. And there are free-to-use video streaming platforms like YouTube that empower users to publish that content on the web for all to see.
Beyond just the ease of creating video content, there’s also the ROI to think about. Consider the following:
- Based on Wistia’s observations, people spend 2.6 times longer on a page that contains video content.
- Marketers report 75% more click-throughs and 35% more conversions on pages that have videos than those without.
- 25% of Animoto’s survey respondents said they have lost interest in a website if it doesn’t contain video content.
Needless to say, video has demonstrated how powerful a content marketing tool it is for websites.
Now, for some businesses, a singular video is all your site needs or that you currently have the capacity to create. For other businesses, however, video plays a much larger role in your brand’s marketing—so much so that you’re wondering how you can fit all of them on your site without slowing everything down to a glacial crawl.
That’s why hosting your videos on a site like YouTube is the optimal option. YouTube manages the weight of the videos, and then it’s up to you to embed that content within your pages. And while there are other video streaming services available to store and organize your video content, YouTube is kicking butt. Google found that “in 2015, 18- to 49-year-olds spent 4% less time watching TV, while time on YouTube went up 74%.”
With Internet users gravitating towards video, it’s time to start thinking about the best ways to display all that high-quality video content you’ve got stored on YouTube on your site. A video gallery plugin would definitely seal the deal, and give you a stylish way to organize and lay out videos in bulk across your site. In today’s article, we’re going to take a closer look at the top 11 WordPress YouTube gallery plugins available in 2017.
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Top WordPress YouTube Gallery Plugins
As a general rule, if you have more than three videos you want to display on a single page of your WordPress site, you should think about using a video gallery plugin. Here’s why:
- Minimalism: Much like any gallery plugin, one dedicated to hosting YouTube videos would help cut down on clutter and consolidate all video content into a well-organized space.
- Weight Loss: Sure, you’ll be adding a new plugin to your site, but you’ll cut down on the number of videos you’d actually need to upload to your site.
- SEO: Consistently longer times on site generally lead to the perception that your site has something of value. With videos compiled in a gallery format (that
This article was written by Brenda Barron and originally published on WPMU DEV Blog.