It is important to be aware of the extraordinary range of things that can be embedded into your website to create arresting visual images. Here’s a look at some of them:
Fourteen Things You Can Easily Embed into Your Website:
- Embed High Quality Videos:
Embed a high resolution video clip into your site. Explain how a product should be used, take visitors on a virtual tour of your hotel, present complex information about medical procedures in a simple way, or sell a holiday destination.
- Embed MP3 Music and other audio files:
Present a clip of a hit single, a famous speech, a podcast, or an audio guide to assembling a piece of furniture. The possibilities are endless!
- Embed Photos and Slideshows or Web Albums:
Share pictures of your factory, your stall at an exhibition, or the award your company received. Reassure customers of your credibility with pictures of smiling employees or your imposing office building. You can even embed a whole slideshow sized to fit conveniently into your webpage.
- Embed Your LinkedIn Profile:
If you wish to embed your LinkedIn profile into your blog and display it in the sidebar, site visitors can read a summary of your LinkedIn profile without leaving the site.
- Embed Google Maps in Web Pages:
Embedding a Google Map in your website is now almost as easy as adding an image. Show visitors where you’re located – clear directions make a lot of people more likely to want to set out in dense traffic to find your store, art gallery, or restaurant.
- Embed Events from Google Calendar:
Not only can you embed a Google Calendar into your webpage, but you can even customize it and choose elements that you want to display or hide in the calendar. Alert customers to important events by date.
- Embed Very Large Photographs:
To embed really large images, you can use programs which break your photographs into small tiles and you can even pan / zoom across these images, very similar to the default interface of Google Maps. Wow visitors with high-res pictures of locations, products, architectural plans, or events.
- Embed Charts and Graphs in Web Pages:
Illustrate your point clearly, and also make it easy for important information to be shared across a large number of people.
- Embed Word Documents or pdf Files:
Even Barack Obama is using this feature to upload his public documents and upcoming plans! Case Studies, User Manuals, Patient Guides, Project Specifications, everything can be easily embedded.
- Embed PowerPoint Presentations:
You can embed presentations that are either large or formatted in the form of magazines or catalogues. Use this format to treat visitors to a high-quality presentation about your business – make them feel they’re sitting in the Boardroom with you!
- Embed Flash or Flash Video:
Embedding Flash content improves the overall user experience and with the newer methods it also becomes more searchable.
- Embed Spreadsheet Data:
Embed a range of cells from a spreadsheet into a web page to capture important data in a visually appealing and organized way.
- Embed Chat in your Blog:
If you like to chat with visitors who are currently on your site, embed a widget and place it in the sidebar of your website. Visitors show up in your buddy list so you can strike up a conversation, answer questions, or just keep tabs on guests.
- Embed Another Webpage into your Blog:
If you would like to embed another website into your web page, you can do that too. Maybe you’re recommending another company or product, maybe you’re alerting visitors to a launch, or the completion of a project. Either way, the content can be shared easily, and your Search Engine rankings improve.