How To Embed Your Youtube Video into Google Maps

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How To Embed Your Youtube Video into Google Maps

We had over 700 people register for the Youtube Video and Blogging Classes we held over at ActiveRain University this last month. In these sessions, we covered how to create and use video more effectively for your Blogs and websites. We shared some cool tips and important tools regarding the use of video and how to get the most out of Youtube's new look and their added features.

The one thing we didn't have time to teach was "How To Embed Your Youtube Video into Google Maps", then How to embed the "Interactive Map" with your video into a Blog post or website.


You'll need a Youtube account, if you don't have one, set one up, it's FREE.  You'll also need a Google Account to sign in and save your maps. If you don't have one, set one up, it's FREE too.

Step 1: Upload your video to

Step 2: Select the video you want to embed into Google Maps

Step 3: Copy the embed HTML code from the Youtube Video
(it should look something like this)

Step 4: Go to and click the "My Maps" Link

Step 5: Click on the "Create New Map" link

Step 6: Search the map to find the exact location where you want your video to appear
            (zoom in close to find exact location)

Step 7: In the "Edit" mode, click on the placemark icon and place it on the map

Step 8: Click on the "edit HTML" link and add youtube embed code into description box.

Step 9: Give your marker and description box a "Title" and click "ok" and then "Done"

Step 10: Your video will now appear on Google Maps and can also be viewed on Google Earth

Now, to embed the saved Video and saved Map into your Blog or website, click on the "Link" located in the upper right corner and copy the embed code from Google Maps.  Next, place the embed code in your Blog post (using the HTML tab) or on your website and save.  This will put the interactive map including the video into your post or on your web-page.  Visitors can now watch the video from within your interactive map, and never even leave your post or site.

The best part is that even if you don't embed the iframe map into your Blog or website, the video is still attached to Google Maps and can be viewed by anyone who clicks on the video from within the Google Maps page.  Here's what the completed project will look like in a Blog Post.  Try doing this with your community videos, your virtual tours, your travel videos, any video you've created that you want to show up on Google Maps.

Be sure to turn down your volume if you hit play, this video is pretty loud.

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Mark Watterson
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Real Estate

Hummmm....  I like..... now I just have to find time to get through the learning curve.

Thank you

Jun 11, 2010 12:15 PM #73
Eva Aliaga
Partnership Realty Inc - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton & Delray Beach: SE Florida Real Estate

Brad, I just followed your how to - to create maps. Are they suppose to show up in a google search or google earth, if I'm logged out I do not see my maps.

Jun 13, 2010 07:26 PM #74
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Brad, thanks for that great tutorial & suggestion on embedding our tours.  Never thought of that one!

Jun 14, 2010 05:20 AM #75
Dana Wilkinson
Connect Realty, The Woodlands, TX - The Woodlands, TX
Broker-Your TX agent for The Woodlands-Spring-Conr

Bookmarked for future reference!  Thanks for the continued wealth of information you provide.

Jun 17, 2010 09:16 AM #76
Lorraine or Loretta Kratz
Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions. - San Marcos, CA
Certified Negotiation Consultants


I love learning all this great stuff. I like that you make it also so easy to understand. Many times other programs I have tried take a software engineers degree. Thanks. I will definitely use this. Very Impressive. Love it.

Jun 20, 2010 11:12 AM #77
Piccoli Partners
Exit Realty Professionals - Virginia Beach, VA

This sounds absolutely amazing.  I'm imagining using a YouTube video of a virtual tour and placing it directly on a Google map.  How perfect would that be?

Sep 29, 2010 10:21 AM #78
Kevin O'Rourke - Keller Williams Miami Beach Realtor
Keller Williams Miami Beach Realty - Miami Beach, FL
CDPE Miami Short Sale Agent 305-520-9436

Thanks Brad.  I followed your step by step instructions and it worked like a dream.

Oct 15, 2010 04:29 PM #79
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's pretty cool - I set up a coommunity map for a gated community (55+) where I have two listings. So there are videos for the community AND each of the listings, plus links to the individual blog websites for each of the listings.

Nov 23, 2010 09:31 AM #80
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Jeff - you ROCK!  I wish more people knew about this and used it.  Eventually, everyone catches on right?  hehe 

Nov 23, 2010 10:19 AM #81
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Brad~sweet I wouldn't have never thought possible, its just code, we're having fun now! Thanks for the tutorial.

Mar 22, 2011 01:22 PM #82
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Adrian - glad you found this post, this is really good stuff that everyone should know about!  Thanks. :-)


Mar 22, 2011 05:00 PM #83
Matt Robinson
Professional Investors Guild - Pensacola, FL

It's so rare that you come across a post that makes you say "wow" and this is one of them.  Thanks so much for taking the time to explain this step by step, and providing great content for all of us agents and techno-phobes.

Apr 14, 2011 06:53 AM #84
Marie Westerman
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes - Evans, GA
New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR

Wow Thanks for explaining this I never know it could be done! I have bookmarked to study step by step!

May 12, 2011 09:31 AM #85
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Hi Marie - Glad you found this, hopefully it's clear enough to help you place some videos out on Google maps too.

BTW - the video in this post has now been viewed over 20,000,000 million times!  :-))))

May 12, 2011 09:50 AM #86
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Matt - thanks for the comment, that made my day!! 

May 12, 2011 09:52 AM #87
Rob Montgomery
Keller Williams Realty - Indy Metro NE - Fishers, IN

I just joined ActiveRain today and I am already blown away by the content of this site.  While I consider myself geeky, I see I have a lot to learn from you.  Thank you for being so generous with your time and expertise.

Aug 09, 2011 04:46 PM #88
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Thanks Rob - glad you found me here, happy to help any way I can.

Enjoy your journey in the "rain!" :-)

Aug 10, 2011 05:44 AM #89
Lee Alley
Pro Mobile Photo - Snohomish, WA
DIY Your Own Expert Smartphone Photography

Wow, how creative and smart, SEO-wise.  Thanks, Brad.  You always seem to surprise us that you can surprise us.  This is an awesome tool and I will definitely start using it.  Location, location, location...combined with video.  Can't go wrong.

Aug 30, 2012 07:16 AM #90
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Surprise Surprise!!  haha~  Thanks Lee :)

Aug 31, 2012 01:29 AM #91
Dave Sullivan
Real Estate One - Birmingham, MI
Michigan Realtor with an investor viewpoint

Intresting,  I have been having a ball with youtube this year you should be using it if you are not...

Jan 14, 2013 05:12 AM #92
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