Speed up your website by loading video faster

You would think that using Google's tools to build and host your content would be a 'good thing'.
Last updated: June 20, 2023

Do you host video on your website? Do you use YouTube? STOP NOW!

In this video we’ll run through the mechanics of why using a YouTube video embed on your website is the wrong thing to do! Crazy right? You would think that using Google’s tools to build and host your content would be a ‘good thing’. It’s not.

YouTube embeds are slow, bulky and impact your SEO rankings because it drags your website speed down. I’ll show you how simply changing your videos from YouTube embeds to PrestoPlayer + Bunny CDN will instantly improve your page loading speeds.

0:20 Why using YouTube is not great for your website
1:20 The page performance with YouTube embed
1:44 How to run an accurate performance test
2:11 Initial Lighthouse test results
3:43 The video player: Presto Player
4:06 Bunny CDN Streaming (Sign up here using our referral code)
4:50 The after result (no YouTube embed)
5:30 Wrap up

Thanks for watching!

This video was originally published on the SixFive YouTube Channel where we make videos about how to manage Google Workspace and WordPress websites, and if you found this content useful please subscribe to the SixFive channel on YouTube.

Duncan Isaksen-Loxton

Educated as a web developer, with over 20 years of internet based work and experience, Duncan is a Google Workspace Certified Collaboration Engineer and a WordPress expert.
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