Tassos Marinos Developer of Joomla Extensions

How to add Video Schema to Joomla

Updated 02 Mar, 2021

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.

How to markup Joomla Pages with the Video Schema

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.

The Video Structured Data

Τhe Integration option may vary depending on the component you want to markup at that time. View the Supported Integrations.

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.

The Video Schema JSON-LD Properites

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.

Name Description
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.
General rule: Always markup content that is displayed on the page to visitors. Doing otherwise you may end up with a Spammy Structured Markup Penalty.