4 Reasons to Use YouTube to Embed Video Blogs and How to Do It

Have you been wondering why you should use YouTube to host your videos? Would you like to learn how to embed YouTube video into your WordPress blog or website?

This video was inspired by questions we have received from several of our readers. Those questions include how to utilize YouTube to upload videos and how to embed them into your blog or website.

Four reasons why to use YouTube to host your video blogs:

  1. Bandwidth
  2. Community
  3. User friendliness
  4. SEO Benefits

Below are the tutorials on how to upload and embed your YouTube videos.

How to Upload Your Video to YouTube

  1. Go to YouTube.com and sign in
  2. Click the Upload on the upper right side
  3. Click Select Files to Upload and Select your video
  4. Wait for your video to upload
  5. Use the video manager to edit and select your thumbnail picture

How to Embed Your YouTube video onto your website or blog

How to embed your YouTube video onto your website or blog

  1. Go to the video that you would like to embed on YouTube and click the Share link under the video.
  2. Click the Embed link.
  3. Uncheck the box “Show Suggested videos when the video finishes.”
  4. Copy the HTML code provided in the box.
  5. Paste the code into the HTML of your blog or website.

How to Stop the Mosaic At The End Of A YouTube Video

To stop the mosaic of photos showing at the end of your embedded YouTube video:

  • Option One: Before you copy the HTML from YouTube, be sure to uncheck the box “Show Suggested videos when the video finishes.”
  • Option Two: If you have a video already embedded, add the following to the URL in the HTML code:


    For example, the code to the YouTube video above is: https://www.youtube.com/embed/sHUw4vHqK_Y. Simply add the “?rel=0” at the end of the URL in the text editor so that it looks similar to: https://www.youtube.com/embed/sHUw4vHqK_Y?rel=0

If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comment section below and I look forward to reading them.

Christine King is a staff writer at R & R Web Design LLC. She is passionate about writing and loves what blogging and businesses can achieve. Armed with her degree in social work, she brings the unique ability to motivate readers in every blog article she writes. She specializes in creating content and writing blog articles for a variety of businesses at R & R Web Design LLC.

22 comments on “4 Reasons to Use YouTube to Embed Video Blogs and How to Do It
  1. Deanna Heiliger says:

    Thank you for this helpful information! I am just now venturing into making videos for my blog. I appreciate the tips! 🙂

  2. Petro Neagu says:

    I’ve always put YouTube behind, never been fond to it simply because I didn’t realize what a great resource this is. Until now. Thanks for pointing that out.

  3. What cool tips and they come at the perfect time for me! I’m just posted my first youtube video today and these tips will come in handy for me! thanks for sharing!!

  4. Carol says:

    Thanks for sharing. The one step I currently don’t do is Uncheck the box “Show Suggested videos when the video finishes.” However, I’ll now remember to do this when I’m embedding a YT video next time.

  5. What a simple and effective video highlighting the benefits of YouTube. I didn’t know all that about bandwidth and I feel I now need to know more. The best tip though is how to avoid having the mosaic at the end. Top tip, thanks!!

  6. Caroline says:

    Christine – another great video. I hope you’re enjoying making the videos because it does look as though you are. I also really like how you make it easy to follow and understand and don’t assume things. Nice.
    I have a question: Which plugin are you using to bet the tabs on the Bio box? It looks neat.

  7. This is very helpful. Thanks. I shared it to my facebook friends.

  8. Sonja says:

    Thank you for this! Now if I can only get clients to make videos!

  9. Elizabeth Trull says:

    This is great! I never realized it was so easy to use YouTube to embed my own videos into blog posts. One of my blogging goals this year is to add videos to my blog so this will be a huge help. Thanks so much!

    • Elizabeth,
      It sounds like 2014 will not only be the year of the blog but also the year of the video blog. You are so welcome and I’m glad you found the video useful.

  10. Margaret says:

    Been wanting to do this….it is on my goal list for the year and this I think will simplify it. I had no clue, thanks for the share.

  11. Caroline,
    I still feel like I’m getting my feet wet with these video blogs. I’m so glad you find the video easy to follow and understand because that is a one of my top goals. This plugin is a premium plugin called Fanciest Author Box.

  12. Deanna Heiliger says:

    Hi, I just loaded my first YouTube video on my site.

    It does the mosaic thing. I tried to add the ?rel+0 and it still is doing it. Any suggestions?

    • Hi Deanna, Christine asked me to follow up with you on how to get rid of the mosaic at the end of your YouTube video. I took a look at the source code on your page and do not see the ?rel=0 at the end of the URL. Please try embedding the following code. You can copy the code below and paste it into your text editor:

      By the way, great video!