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Test YouTube GDPR Compliance

Embedding YouTube videos on your website can be a quick and cheap way of serving video as we discussed here. However, one drawback we did not cover was the methods that YouTube use to collect personal data. The slightly alarming fact is that in most cases just embedding a YouTube video on your website allows YouTube collect visitor data - the visitor does not even have to watch the video before their data is collected by YouTube

Collecting data without explicit consent is now illegal in many countries, in particular it is illegal under EU GDPR rules. So what should you do?

First check if your YouTube videos on a webpage are GDPR compliant...

Webpage head test

You can not normally see the webpage head, but it is important

A website can be a bit like an iceberg, you only see 10% of it, the rest is hidden out of sight. One of the hidden parts of your website is the head. If the head is not correctly configured, then you will be loosing visitors. We show you how to test your webpage head in less than 1 minute.

How a sitemap can improve your website ranking.

If you do not submit a sitemap it could take many months before your website is fully indexed by Google/Bing/Yahoo. We explain what sitemaps are, how they help your SEO and how they are generated.