WEB FAQ: What do I do if my webpage already has a VideoObject?

Answer. You have two options if your website already has a VideoObject.

It is best to only have one VideoObject on any page that focuses on the primary video. If you are already populating any of these video SEO structured data objects, we recommend one of the following options.

Option 1 - Remove the VideoObject generated by your website’s CMS and use JWP’s version through the steps described in this article.

Option 2 - Keep the VideoObject generated by your website’s CMS. Typical reasons for this selection would be that you want to retain your own VideoObject if it’s integrated with existing SEO structured data. The following steps will help to implement this

  1. For the Clip object, add the "?jw_start=" URL query parameter as part of the URL field for each Key Moment that you want to specify with the appropriate time in seconds to start the video. For example:
    "url": "https://www.example.com/example?jw_start=120"
  2. For the SeekToAction object, add the “?jw_start=” URL query parameter as part of the target and startOffset-input. For example:
    "target":"https://www.example.com/?jw_start={seek_to_second_number}"
    "startOffset-input":"required name=seek_to_second_number"

  3. The numerical value should then be parsed from the "?jw_start=" URL query parameter and passed into the starttime parameter during JWP setup.

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