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Published by: Jameela Ghann

Hey Shopify store owners! 

Let's talk about the next big thing in e-commerce: video reviews. 

And why should you care about video reviews? 


  1. Video reviews bring products to life, providing your shoppers with a real-world look into what you offer. 
  2. Seeing a product in action builds trust and breaks down barriers to purchase.

But there’s more to it...

Once you’ve got these video reviews, optimizing them for search engines (or video review SEO) can significantly boost your store's visibility online. 

This means when potential customers are searching for products like yours, your video reviews are more likely to show up, driving more traffic directly to your store.

For a deeper dive into why video reviews are crucial and how they can elevate your store, check out this post on how to get video reviews

Ready to boost your store's searchability? 

Let’s get started!

How to Optimize Video Reviews for Shopify SEO: Increase Visibility and Sales

Beautiful, simple video reviews for your site

Easily collect, show & grow customer reviews, photos & videos for your business.

The Impact of Video Content on Your Shopify Store

Video reviews are one of the best ways to build trust and boost revenue. 

Here are three reasons why!

1. Video Reviews Build Trust

Video reviews aren't just about rankings—they're about building trust. 

When customers see real people talking about your products, it feels authentic. 

It's one thing to read a written review; it's another to watch someone use the product, point out its features, and share their honest opinions.

This kind of transparency can make or break a sale.

video reviews for shopify on product page

2. Video Reviews Improve Product Understanding

Video reviews also enhance product understanding. 

Let's say you're selling a complex piece of tech or something with a lot of features. 

A video review can visually explain how it works, showing customers exactly what to expect. 

This clarity reduces the friction in the buying process, making it easier for customers to make informed decisions.

3. Video Reviews Drive Conversions and Sales!

When customers trust your product and understand its value, they're more likely to hit that "Add to Cart" button. 

This is why video reviews can significantly boost conversion rates. They bridge the gap between curiosity and commitment, providing the extra push that shoppers need to make a purchase.

So, optimizing video reviews for SEO isn't just about climbing the search rankings—it's about creating a seamless customer journey from discovery to conversion. 

When you do it right, it's a win-win: You get more traffic, and your customers get the information they need to shop with confidence.

Beautiful, simple video reviews for your site

Easily collect, show & grow customer reviews, photos & videos for your business.

Why Optimize Video Reviews for SEO?

Search engines like Google love videos. 

They consider them high-quality content, which means a well-optimized video review can boost your search rankings. Higher rankings translate to more visibility, making it easier for potential customers to find your store when they're hunting for products like yours.

Think about it: If someone is searching for "the best wireless earbuds," and you've got a solid video review showing your product in action, you're increasing the chances of your video showing up in search results.

video reviews in search

Before we get into the nitty gritty of regular video SEO and properly captioning UGC and video reviews in Fera, let's properly understand video SEO shall we?

Understanding Video SEO

What is Video SEO?

Video SEO involves optimizing your video content so it's more likely to appear in search engine results when people search for relevant keywords. 

Video SEO vs. Traditional Text-Based SEO

While traditional SEO focuses on optimizing written content, like articles and product descriptions, video SEO requires attention to different elements such as titles, descriptions, and video file metadata and thumbnail. 

Video content also has the advantage of being able to appear in both regular and video-specific search results, potentially doubling your visibility. 

SEO Best Practices for Adding Video Reviews To Shopify

Let's go over how to optimize the videos you add to your Shopify product page.

This example is specifically for videos that you downloaded perhaps from social media, not from influencer marketing, or created yourself and added to Youtube.

Later, we will talk about how Fera (and SEO partners) does all the heavy lifting for you when it comes to video reviews that are submitted by customers. 

If you are adding a video from YouTube, consider the following:

1. Create Compelling and SEO Friendly Titles

video for seo

A good title is crucial for both attracting viewers and boosting your video's SEO. Your title should catch the eye of potential viewers and include keywords to help it rank better in searches.

Incorporate keywords naturally, focusing on what a potential buyer might search for. 

For example, "User Review: [Product Name] for Week-Long Hiking Trips" directly targets what the product is and its ideal use case.

Examples of Effective Video Review Titles

  • "Honest Review: [Brand’s Model] After 1 Month of Daily Use"
  • "Best [Category] for [Year] Setup Tutorial and First Impressions!"

2. Write Descriptive and SEO-Friendly Video Descriptions

Descriptions help search engines understand the content of your video, playing a key role in where and how your videos appear in search results.

Include a clear call to action (CTA), highlight key product features, and sprinkle in relevant keywords without overdoing it. 

A good description answers what the video is about and why someone should watch it.

Tips for Description SEO

Start with a brief summary of the video, using keywords early on. 

Describe the video content in a way that’s engaging and informative, like, "See why [Product Name] is rated the best budget smartphone of 2025."

3. Keep in Mind Technical SEO 

Technical Considerations for Video SEO

Use schema markup to provide search engines with structured data about your videos (use this if you are adding video to your product description or blog post). Also, implementing video sitemaps makes it easier for search engines to find and index your videos!

Leveraging User-Generated Content

Leveraging User-Generated Content (UGC) can be a goldmine for your Shopify store, especially when it comes in the form of video reviews. And that's where Fera comes in!

Beautiful, simple video reviews for your site

Easily collect, show & grow customer reviews, photos & videos for your business.

When you use Fera, all the heavy lifting is done for you! 

All you have to do it add an SEO rich caption if you want to. But when a customer submits a video review, the heading, review, and star rating are all added to your site and can be crawled by Google.

add caption to video review

So what do you have to do to get video reviews on your site with Fera?

1. Make Leaving a Review Simple

To motivate your customers to create and share video reviews, make the process as simple as possible. 

Provide clear instructions and perhaps even a quick tutorial on how they might create a compelling review. It’s about lowering the barrier to entry and making it fun for them.

how to get video reviews for ecommerce

2. Run Contests and Offer Incentives

One effective way to get more video reviews is by running contests or offering incentives. 

For example, you could offer a discount on future purchases or a giveaway entry for every video review submitted. Not only does this encourage participation, but it also fosters a community around your products, enhancing customer loyalty.

  • Contest Example: Launch a “Video Review of the Month” contest where the best video review wins a special prize.
  • Incentive Example: Offer a 10% discount on next purchase for customers who upload a video review.

3. Take Advantage of Fera’s SEO Integrations

Fera isn't just about collecting and displaying reviews; it’s also about maximizing the SEO potential of every piece of content generated by your users. 

Fera’s partnerships with SEO apps can help ensure that your video reviews are optimized for search, helping them reach a wider audience. 

They assist with embedding necessary metadata, and ensuring that your review content is indexed and ranked effectively by search engines.

Wrapping Up

We’ve covered a lot about optimizing video reviews for SEO—from understanding the basics of video SEO to leveraging tools like Fera and others to boost your rankings. 

Remember, the goal is not just to improve visibility but also to enhance user engagement and trust, ultimately driving more sales.

Ready to take your Shopify store to the next level? 

Give Fera a try and see how easy it is to manage and optimize video reviews for better search rankings and sales. Don’t miss out on the power of video content!

Beautiful, simple video reviews for your site

Easily collect, show & grow customer reviews, photos & videos for your business.

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