Currently, I have a site that auto-plays my main promotional video and gets 1000-2000 video views per day.
So I would like to leverage these views to get YouTube popularity and exposure by instead embedding the YouTube video player on my site instead of my own player.
YouTube forums explain when videos that are auto-played with an embed code on an external site do NOT get credit for views.
(If we do not autoplay the video we will only get 5% of the views so the video must play automatically)
I need to have a way/code that will allow me to post a YouTube video that autoplays on my site but still gets credit for views.
PS - I am a project manager not a tech guy.
Here are some ideas I had that you might find helpful.
Or feel free to completely ignore them.
- Perhaps the video does not autoplay the normal way but instead plays in the background when someone clicks to "x" out the page
- Perhaps the video does not autoplay the normal way but instead there is a code that on any "mouse move" cause the play button to click thus registering a view we get credit for
- Also YouTube has a "pause feature" that we could play the video in a 10x10 pixel at the very bottom of every page of the site and not worry about the audio interfering with other parts of the site as long as we can get it to autoplay and receive credit for the view.