Test Page – Foliovision

This is a test page of the FV video player. For problems with the player, see at the bottom of the page.

Disclaimer Alt Text
Disclaimer Caption

This is the second paragraph.

Public Vimeo Video

Public Vimeo Video – Chris walking around in Drilak.

Private Vimeo Video

Private Vimeo video – Mushroom float

Public Youtube Video

Public Youtube video – Men’s 100m Breast Final

Men's 100m Breast Final

Local Media Library Video: Mushroom Float

Local Media Library Video – Mushroom Float

Mushroom Float - Local File

Local Media Library Video: How to Tread Water

Local Media Library Video – How to Tread Water

How to Tread Water - Personal Style - Local File

Problems with FV Player

Sitemap

Sitemap is here: https://www.enjoy-swimming.com/video-sitemap.xml

  • <video:title> element: Title can be set via Playlist Item Title in FV Player shortcode editor. Good.
  • <video:description> element:
    • description from first video is taken meta description from post. Not ideal, especially if multiple videos per post. Ideally, description could be set via a text box in the shortcode editor (or taken from Vimeo)
    • description from subsequent videos is taken from the paragraph preceding the video. Not ideal. Ideally, description could be set via a text box in the shortcode editor (or taken from Vimeo)
  • <video:publication_date> element: publication date is the publication date of the post and not of the videos.
  • <video:duration> element: it would be useful to include the duration of a video in the sitemap
  • Nitpicking: Generally, if an item is modified in the shortcode editor in the FV Player video list page, the sitemap isn’t updated. One has to not forget to rebuild the pages on which the videos appear to have the sitemap be updated. Understandable, but one is prone to forget to update the pages.

Schema Structured Data

  • For some reason, the metadata is not recognized in the Google Structured Data testing tool: Test FV Player markup
  • On the other hand, the metadata created by the ARVE video player generates correct meta data information, at least from Google’s perspective, which is the one that counts I’d argue: Test ARVE markup
  • <meta itemprop=”name” > schema element gets filled with title of html page, and not title of Vimeo video. Bad for SEO. What happens if several videos per page?
  • <meta itemprop=”description” > element gets filled with summary of html page, and not the description of the Vimeo video. Bad for SEO. What happens if several videos per page?
  • <meta itemprop=”uploadDate” > element contains the date the post/page was last updated and not the date/time of the video on Vimeo.com
  • <meta itemprop=”duration” > element is missing.

Summary

  • For SEO purposes, it is important that the data contained in the video sitemap / video schema elements reflects the data of the videos and not the data of the page/post the videos are embedded on.
  • It has to be taken into account that several videos per page/post can exist.

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