Mark up your video content with structured data to make Google Search an entry point for discovering and watching videos. You can provide details such as the description, thumbnail URL and upload date. Google may use your markup to power carousels. Video markup enables a badge on the image in mobile image search results, which can encourage more users to click your content. Let's see how you can assign the Video Content Type to a page.
How to markup Joomla Pages with the Video Schema
From the main menu choose Components -> Google Structured Data. Click on Items from the left sidebar and then on the New button to create a new Structured Data Item.
On the next page, you will need to prepare the Structured Data Item. Enter a Title (it can be anything) and select the Video Content Type from the respective dropdown.
Next, click to save the Structured Data Item. Once the page reloads, a new section called Video appears below where you can map each property with page data.
To read more details on how the mapping works, visit the respective section in the How to Add Structured Data to Pages guide.
Video Schema Properties
Here's a table of the properties you can define in the Video Content Type.
|Title||The title of the video.|
|Description||The short description.|
|Image||The main image.|
|Content URL||A URL pointing to the actual video media file. This file should be in .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4, .m4v, .mov, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .ra, .ram, .rm, .flv, or other video file format.|
|Embed URL||A URL pointing where the video is hosted, and it helps the search engine in finding it faster. It should not be the same as Content URL. Eg: https://www.youtube.com/embed/abcdefg.|
|Transcript||The transcript of the video.|
|Date Published||The date the item published.|