1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

YouTube Enables Handy Deep Linking Within Videos

Discussion in 'Google' started by bornic, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. #1
    YouTube Enables Handy Deep Linking Within Videos

    Check this out! It’s not a big new feature but it’s certainly one that will come in handy: YouTube will now allow you to send users to a specific point in a video by appending a short tag to the end of a video’s URL. It’s pretty surprising that this functionality wasn’t available earlier, as Google Video introduced the same feature over two years ago. YouTube users have been forced to rely on third party services like Splicd to do the same thing.

    To specify a point, append a tag to the end of your video link with the following syntax: “#t=1m45s” (you can change the numbers before the ‘m’ and ’s’ to edit the minutes and seconds, respectively.

    Here’s an example:
    Code:
    SEMrush
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bibCui3lFM#t=1m45s
    Code (markup):
    As another nice touch, YouTube will also automatically detect when someone mentions a time in a video comment and add a hyperlink to that point in the video.

    The feature just went live and there isn’t any easy way to do this though the YouTube UI without manually adding the tag (YouTube hasn’t mentioned it on its official blog yet, either).
    Reply With Quote
     
    bornic, Oct 25, 2008 IP
    Jenna Appleseed and Sevenheartz like this.
    SEMrush
  2. IEmailer.com

    IEmailer.com Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,864
    Likes Received:
    27
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    110
    #2
    Great find, and very interesting feature.. Will give it a try later on today, specially the auto link video comments one..
    Thank you for sharing ;)
     
    IEmailer.com, Oct 26, 2008 IP
  3. KumanSK

    KumanSK Banned

    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #3
    great feature. they keep improving daily :D
     
    KumanSK, Oct 26, 2008 IP
  4. JeddahBikers

    JeddahBikers Guest

    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    5
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #4
    Nice feature , i'll try and see :)
     
    JeddahBikers, Oct 26, 2008 IP
  5. Dreads

    Dreads Peon

    Messages:
    1,877
    Likes Received:
    24
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #5
    so if i comment saying

    #t=1m45s Rocks
    It will auto hyperlink? the #t=1m45s?

    Thats pretty sweet :D
     
    Dreads, Oct 26, 2008 IP
  6. logylaps

    logylaps Active Member

    Messages:
    761
    Likes Received:
    25
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    85
    #6
    I think they will just parse regular time and add the link themselves.
    For example:
    1:45 rox!
    Would likely have 1:45 a hyperlink.
     
    logylaps, Oct 26, 2008 IP
  7. mypoint

    mypoint Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    6
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    110
    #7
    interesting feature! this is very useful when you just want to get to your point! i wonder if they will ever be able to devlope one where you dont manually have to put in the time
     
    mypoint, Oct 26, 2008 IP
  8. BedroomPublishing

    BedroomPublishing Peon

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #8
    Great find, this will come in handy!
     
    BedroomPublishing, Oct 26, 2008 IP
  9. WishBone

    WishBone Peon

    Messages:
    2,566
    Likes Received:
    15
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #9
    Excellent tip mate.
     
    WishBone, Oct 26, 2008 IP
  10. marksmatter

    marksmatter Peon

    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #10
    That's pretty cool - thanks for posting the tip!
     
    marksmatter, Oct 26, 2008 IP
  11. kidtechguru

    kidtechguru Active Member

    Messages:
    246
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    #11
    Great and interesting tips! Thanks for sharing!
     
    kidtechguru, Oct 26, 2008 IP
  12. nfd2005

    nfd2005 Peon

    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    20
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #12
    Maybe I'm not understanding this right...

    Aren't those links nofollow?
     
    nfd2005, Oct 27, 2008 IP
  13. Jenna Appleseed

    Jenna Appleseed Peon

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #13
    ^ it's not links to sites but links on youtube that automatically jumps to a section of the video.
     
    Jenna Appleseed, Oct 27, 2008 IP
  14. myst729

    myst729 Peon

    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    10
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #14
    This is pretty handy, thanx!
     
    myst729, Oct 27, 2008 IP
  15. nfd2005

    nfd2005 Peon

    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    20
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #15
    Ah, thanks for clarifying.
     
    nfd2005, Oct 28, 2008 IP
  16. toby

    toby Notable Member

    Messages:
    6,922
    Likes Received:
    269
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    285
    #16
    what is the usage of this for our benefit???????????
     
    toby, Oct 28, 2008 IP