SEO: Is a homepage video a good idea?

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SEO: Is a homepage video a good idea?

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Hi there. This is possibly more of a personal view question than, but I think it touches on SEO too.

We are looking at replacing a 3-image slider with a video from iStock.
Each slide has for a different page within the website, so the alt tags are not relevant to the keywords for the homepage.

The video would be embedded in the header, rather than a "play" Embed Youtube iframe.

I Want to know:
a) are these sorts of videos good for SEO (or make no difference)
b) your view of a video that plays. This is one that is not erratic or "funny on the eyes".

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Re: SEO: Is a homepage video a good idea?

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Can't speak to the SEO aspect of it, but generally (and this may just be me), if I open a page that auto-plays a video, I very quickly close that page.
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Re: SEO: Is a homepage video a good idea?

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Thanks my friend. I abandoned the idea of it at the top. And only in the page on a button.
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