There are hundreds of videos on YouTube which contain valuable best practice content. To help surface the golden nuggets here are three ways to deep link to specific places within the video.

1. Create a link to a specific part in a YouTube video

If you want to link to a specific part of a video on YouTube, you can. For example,

Notice the “#t=31m08s” on the end of the url? That link will take you 31 minutes and 8 seconds into that video. Linking to a particular minute and second can be really helpful — for example, that link takes you straight to where someone asks Eric Schmidt a question about Twitter. From there, you can listen to his answer, where he says (among other things): “We’re in favor of all of these new communications mechanisms. ….”

2. Start an embedded YouTube at a certain timestamp

To do it on an embedded video, use the “start” parameter. Note that start takes seconds as a parameter, not minutes and seconds. For example, to start an embedded video 31 minutes and 8 seconds into a video, 31*60+8 = 1868 seconds, so you would use this code:
<object width=”640″ height=”385″><param name=”movie” value=”
v/PjDw3azfZWI&hl=en_US&start=1868″></param><param name=
“allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param><embed src=”
/v/PjDw3azfZWI&hl=en_US&start=1868″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” width=”640″ height=”385″></embed><

3. Use annotations to create links within your videos

Read more on how to create and use annotations at