Videos; a quick tutorial on how to embed & center your video in a blog post

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522

Things are really starting to shake in the VBlogggers! group.   Especially with the upcoming 1st annual ActiveRain talent competition challenge beginning, thanks to Stacey Smith!  The group has added over 30 new members this week-end!  Welcome everyone to the video craze!

Video is something kind of new to some folks here in the rain.  So to answer some questions that I’m getting asked quite a bit I thought I’d put together a house keeping ARTip post this morn on videos.

First of all getting your video ready once you’ve uploaded it to YouTube (or where ever else you store yours) in order to embed a video into another website or blog such as here in ActiveRain:

  1. Click the Share button located under the video.
  2. Click the Embed button.
  3. Copy the code provided in the expanded box.
  4. Paste the code into your blog or website.


embedding your video



Another question that I get asked is how do I center my videos?  Remember when adding videos you first have to write your post completely and SAVE IT as a draft!!!  Because you will have to go back to edit it in the WYSIWYG mode.

I don’t know about you but reading through all that gobbly goop can get confusing!  I always need a way of finding  ‘where’ I want to paste that code!

Here’s a quick tutorial on how I do that;

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One Solid Rock!About the author:  Pamela is a Realtor in Raleigh NC with The St. Peter HomeSelling Team at Prudential YSU Realty serving the Raleigh NC (Triangle & Wake County) area.

"We are a team of passionate North Carolina Real Estate Brokers dedicated to connecting our clients to success in home buying and home selling in the Triangle." Pamela can be reached via email at or by calling (919) 645-2522.

For all your Wake County real estate needs The St. Peter HomeSelling Team serves the following areas in Wake County; Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Wake Forest, Knightdale.

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  1. D B 07/18/2011 06:17 AM
  2. Cheryl Ritchie 07/18/2011 11:58 PM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Thanks, Pamela!  This has been very helpful and following your video of it makes it seem so simple!

Jul 18, 2011 06:51 AM #21
Alan Morris
Sierra Pacific Mortgage - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Durham Home Loan Pro - 919-906-1373

Great post and a big help to many of us.  Thanks!

Jul 18, 2011 07:58 AM #22
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Lee and Pamela:

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Every time I find it necessary to embed a video, I have to scramble to find my note on how to do it and center the video.  I will bookmark this post to find the info easier.  Did I thank you?

Jul 18, 2011 08:03 AM #23
Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

What an awesome blog! It really helps make blog posts look more professional, instead of cutting off text. Thanks for the tip too about saving your draft before you center the video-- excellent advice.

Jul 18, 2011 08:11 AM #24
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Thanks for the kind comments...I really do hope it helps.  If anyone has any questions just call! The more I learn and see the results of/from video the more convinced I am that doing them will increase our web presence and SEO.  Google seems to love to drop juice on our videos! 
P.S -Thank you Kathy & David for hitting the suggest button...  I get giggly when I get a feature! :)  SWEET!

Jul 18, 2011 08:25 AM #25
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Pamela  Easy to understand if you use WYSIWYG which is the dominant methoid on AR = good job

Jul 18, 2011 09:23 AM #26
Matthew Johnson
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Woodbury, MN

Great opportunities abound with video, something I am choosing to pay close attention to and your tutorials are excellent!

Jul 18, 2011 10:45 AM #27
Christine Farkas
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Awesome Customer Service Experience

Hi Lee & Pamela-This is a wonderful tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

Jul 18, 2011 10:51 AM #28
Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale

Great tutorial and very timely too since I have decided recently to learn more about video to incorporate in my blogs :-)

Jul 18, 2011 12:06 PM #29
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
Pamela- I love your helpful hints!!!You really are such a great supporter of fellow members.
Jul 18, 2011 02:53 PM #30
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

What are the shortcut commands to center a video? I always forget!

Jul 18, 2011 11:07 PM #31
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I have never tried the way you do it in your video. Do you also know the shortcuts <c> </c> something like that.


Jul 19, 2011 12:09 AM #32
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

I am so sorry it took me so long to get over here!  Fantastic tutorial.  I am bookmarking and have read it once already.  I just cannot thank you enough!

Jul 19, 2011 12:10 AM #33
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

How are you getting the different font colors in your post? I have several questions today!

Jul 19, 2011 12:11 AM #34
Sidney Kutchuk
Property Management & Sales at REALTY WORKS TEMECULA, CA 92590 (951) 217-6745 - Temecula, CA
Property Management & Sales Experts 951-217-6745

Thanks for the tip.
I am using short video's to promote my services as a short sale specialist.


Jul 19, 2011 03:10 AM #35
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Thanks Karen, I do know 'some HTML' I'll emphasize 'some' as I have a cheat sheet somewhere.  But why bother when you can do whatever you want in WYSIWYG and then just switch over?? AND if you use Scribefire you can write something up in WYSIWYG and then switch to the HTML mode copy and paste - now that's a sweet tool!

Good for you Matthew, Ann, & Sid - all I can say is you'll be rewarded nicely! with Google juice as you!!

You're welcome Chris & Laura, don't hesitate to howler if you get stuck or something is muddy.... :)

Cheryl highlight what you want centered and use the centering option at the top of your blog.  Here's how to transform you comments from blah... to oh-la-la!!  


Jul 19, 2011 11:35 AM #36
Joanne Louise Stevens
Keller Williams Realty Los Angeles-Brentwood - Los Angeles, CA
Realtor - Serving Brentwood and Surrounding Cities

I finished viewing your tutorial on how to embed a YouTube video.  Thank you.  You made it real simple to do.  Wow!!  That was great information.

Jul 20, 2011 05:40 AM #37
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Pamela - You made it look so easy.  Thanks for the information.  Richard Yates had the link to this post in his post today. 

Sep 16, 2011 03:24 PM #38
​​Elise & Glenn Groves, Mortgage Brokers ​First Priority Financial, Inc.
First Priority Financial Inc., NMLS# 3257, ​Elise NMLS #255824, Glenn NMLS# 1124642 - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker,Banker, FHA, VA, Conv, Jumbo - Pur

Thank you Pamela... awesome info and exactly what I have been searching for.  I am also here due to Richard's post today with the link.

Elise Groves, Your Mortgage Retriever

Sep 16, 2011 05:34 PM #39
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Almost a year after you posted this, I used this blog and video to embed my first video. Thanks for the help. I'm be bookmarking this for future reference.

May 11, 2012 09:40 AM #40
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