Removing the New YouTube Search Box

YouTube have added a new search box to the YouTube embedded player. It drops down from the top of the player when the video finishes. This is an irritating addition which encourages your visitors to do a search which will take them away from your site.

I recommend that you remove this feature and here's how you do it:


  • In the YouTube embed code, there are two URLs which call up the flash player 


  • Add the code showsearch=0 by adding "&showsearch=0" to the url


That's it!

See below for an example of the embed code before and after the change is made: