Ok… so I try to stay away from being too blatant about the self promotion here at BHB. But screw it. Here we go…
Easy Reference Youtube Embed Codes and Tweaks For Your Website
Using Youtube’s standard embeds you end up with something like this:
Notice the White “Brainstorming Domain Names” in the header? Ugly, right?
Well strip them out by adding “&showinfo=0″ to the url. And you’ll end up with something like this:
Or maybe you want to make the vid bigger? Just change the dimensions in the embed code and you’ll end up with something like this:
Or, maybe you’d like to start the video at a certain point? Use “&start=(insert seconds here)”.
Or, maybe you want to “loop” the video so it keeps replaying? Just use “&loop=1″ in the embed code. Trust me, this, coupled with “&autoplay=1″ can come in very handy, especially if you’re trying to have some fun with a friend. I’ll spare you the demo on this one, because the Bloodhoundblog home page would end up streaming my “toilet humor” over and over again until this post gets buried in the archives by newer posts.
Or…maybe not? Which leads me to my favorite trick. Coupling all of the above with a minimized 1 x 1 pixel vid featuring some unsavory audio. (If you pull out a magnifiying glass maybe you can see the video below this line?
[Note- Little pixelated fart was just removed. I felt bad because people were starting to blame the dog. Sorry Odysseus... rh, a few days later]
Practical applications for real estate? Well, stripping the white title line could make your site look a lot cleaner and more professional? Or maybe you want to take a real long video of a home tour, then link directly to different rooms by using the “&start” thing. Or maybe you’re confident a little “silent but deadly” offer could help your conversion ratio. Example: You could embed a tiny 1×1 and say something like “pssst… give me a call, I have an opening this Saturday morning at 10.”
Freak em out a little, they’ll either love you or hate you for it… but at least your site’ll be memorable?