Check this out -Youtube Video in Google SERPs

by yukon Banned
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Anyone else seeing this, a Youtube video in Google SERPs (WTH?).

I've never seen a HUGE video image in the SERPs like that. That CTR has to be 99.99%.




#check #google #serps #video #youtube
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr los3
    Today i saw a site, page ranking in the serps, with a video thumbnail next to it. How in the world does one get a video next to your page, without being youtube -____-
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    • Profile picture of the author Oranges
      Originally Posted by Dr los3 View Post

      Today i saw a site, page ranking in the serps, with a video thumbnail next to it. How in the world does one get a video next to your page, without being youtube -____-
      Self hosted video embeded on the page or use Yoast's Video Seo Plugin.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
        Did you check the source code for Schema markup? I suspect this has something to do with it as well.

        Originally Posted by Oranges View Post

        Self hosted video embeded on the page or use Yoast's Video Seo Plugin.
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      Originally Posted by Dr los3 View Post

      Today i saw a site, page ranking in the serps, with a video thumbnail next to it. How in the world does one get a video next to your page, without being youtube -____-
      Like Oranges said, If you don't know how to add the video thumbnails to the SERPs use the paid yoast plugin.

      I've been ranking self hosted video thumbnails (custom images) for a while, they do help with SERP CTR.
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  • Profile picture of the author mytrafficjourney
    Looks like those 2 videos are from music artists, so it might be Youtube's way of supporting artists.

    Seen any of those big videos outside the music niche? If so, the video sitemap might be replicable.

    Would be interesting seeing 3 of those video 'boards' on 1 page
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      Originally Posted by mytrafficjourney View Post

      Looks like those 2 videos are from music artists, so it might be Youtube's way of supporting artists.

      Seen any of those big videos outside the music niche? If so, the video sitemap might be replicable.

      Would be interesting seeing 3 of those video 'boards' on 1 page
      I'm all for stuff like that, supporting artist with a HUGE image at the top of the SERPs per song title.

      So far all I've seen is HUGE music video images in the SERPs with links pointing to Youtube. If anyone finds a HUGE image like that with the link pointing to another site besides Youtube, post it, I want to see what's going on. Really I would be surprised If Google lets any site besides Youtube rank those images.
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        It's something that kicked in about a week ago. I have only seen it in music related searches so far. I tried stuff like specific movie scenes or just movies. Nothing. Also tried TV shows, news broadcasts, and a few other media related searches. Trying anything I can think of that would make sense for Google to show a result like that. Only song, lyrics, and/or band searches is what I have found.

        This is my favorite so far, since I just spent about 4 days with no electricity (Suck it Mother Nature).

        https://www.google.com/search?q=snap...m=122&ie=UTF-8
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        • Profile picture of the author yukon
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          I have a feeling this might be tied into Freebase & Knowledge Graph data.
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  • Profile picture of the author online only
    But isn't THAT what users want to see in the first spot/place anyway?
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by online only View Post

      But isn't THAT what users want to see in the first spot/place anyway?
      Yep. It makes total sense.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Google was trying these out on tablets. Since there's
        a lot of crossover, maybe they just made it across
        the board.

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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    Thanks, I had not noticed this. Some videos don't seem to get the same treatment if you search for just the song name, but if you add the artist name to the search the video thumbnail changes. Might have something to do with search traffic and how good a match the video is. Tried this with some popular artists from my home country and it worked on those searches too.

    As far as I know the video SEO markup is just the same schema.org microdata Google recommends for semantic marking of the content. This Moz article might help.
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  • Profile picture of the author tadpole88
    This is no longer just on music but regular searches now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Assignmentwriter
    I Google it but no find big image here small image when you search on Google.com it hink you search it on locally
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Rush
    I too have seen this and it actually caught me by surprise when I discovered it. It seems to me that google is successfully identifying keywords and bringing back these types of results where they know exactly what the user wants to see.
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