A lot of you ask, “Will adding a video to my website slow it down?”
Load time for a website is an important component and quality for a successful one. Large images hosted on your server which are placed on your website can drag down load times for a webpage. The same holds true with video. However, there is an easy fix.
In order to avoid lag times in load speeds, utilize a third party site to host your videos. This way your webhost space won’t be taken up by large video files. Go to a site like Youtube.com. They have robust platform in which to upload videos. Learn how to upload a Youtube video here. Once your video is on youtube, grab the embed code and place that snippet of code on your site (in the HTML of a blog post, or on the sidebar). The video will then appear on your webpage but it will be hosted by Youtube.
Bonus: By opening a Youtube channel it will improve your SEO.