Where should a video be located in an article?

Tejan Ausland's picture

When you are combining an article and a video into one page, and neither the video nor the article explain everything by themselves, where should you put the video?

It feels natural to place the video at the top of the article, but since the video does not contain all of the information, I feel that they would never actually read the article if the video was on the top?

Does it really matter, or does placement of the video count?

WisTex's picture

Is the video the main content?

If the video is the main content, and the article is supplemental, then I usually put the video at the top. But if the article provides that main content, and the video is supplemental, then I include the video within the body of the article, rather than the top. Usually, anyway.

Scott M. Stolz
Complete Hosting Guide, Editor-in-Chief
WisTex, Director & CEO