Likely you have clicked through to this post because you use Vimeo and you know what AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) is. For me, I use the AMP plugin for WordPress and Yoast SEO has some settings for it as well. In fact, I have been pretty happy with the results.
But I am not here to promote AMP or even educate you on it. What I do want to share with you is something I learned the hard way.
A tweet came my way, which I tried to find so I could give credit where credit is due. But no luck. So let me recreate what happened and the solution that was given to me.
Watching this video or continue reading…
How I Use Vimeo for my Embedded Videos
When I embed my own video on our site here, I protect it so it cannot be embedded on other sites. Why? Well, I put a lot of work into my videos and prefer to keep them here.
In Vimeo, once I have uploaded a video, I have this setting under Privacy. First it asks you Where this can be embedded and you have these options:
I always choose specific domains and as you can see here, I simply input it and the domain is added.
I have done this to hundreds of videos here on our site. But when I started using AMP, I did not know about this.
The tweeter I mentioned earlier pointed out to me that my videos were not available when called up through AMP on mobile. So if someone did a Google search on their smart phone and clicked through to the link, here is what they saw:
That was my initial reaction was, what? Fortunately, the person who brought this to my attention also knew of a solution. I simply need to add ampproject.org as a domain that I would allow to embed. So I did this.
And immediately it was fixed.
But then my next challenge came along. Almost all of my videos were embedded somewhere, in some post. on our site here. My number two freakout.
Luckily, that was not a hard fix. I simply needed to go into Vimeo, show all videos, toggle them and click on the Privacy option.
And a window opens up giving me the option to add that domain to all selected videos:
And I was good to go.
That’s it. Of course, not everyone needs to know this, but even if I help just a handful people, it’s worth this post.