Last month, I told you that Google is putting additional efforts into instructing publishers of the benefits of  Google's video sitemaps.  It is nice to see that Google is also running some PPC ads to promote Video SEO.  Since the start of ReelSEO, I've been a proponent of video sitemaps and I have always felt that the definition of "video SEO" should really refer to SEO for videos on your website as opposed to syndicated video (that is just my opinion of course).

Google and ReelSEO Want You To Embrace Video SEO Screen shot 2010 07 25 at 10.24.48 PM e1280121970802 600x267

Perhaps Google should run an ad on ReelSEO?  wink wink, nudge nudge.   We'll give them a discount and we will even write news articles about them from time to time for FREE... ;-)

In all sincerity, it really is nice (and kinda odd at the same time that they would use the word "SEO" - long history there) to see that Google is pushing publishers to learn more about getting video into Google search.  With that in mind, stay tuned to ReelSEO as we plan to hold a webinar on the topic with a special guest (hint - they are featured in this post).

This is officially the shortest post I've ever written. Have a great weekend.

  • Matt


    Is it possible to post a step by step to do list for VSEO? reelseo is the best content site for video on the PLANET! Thanks!


  • pawan_z

    i feel there is one key piece missing in making Video SEO real. Video being a opaque content, needs some real deep audio/visual analysis to surface content meta-data for search. The current set of manually inputed data will not suffice.
    This scale and cost for such a platform are huge - players like Google and Binge are the ones that can take these up - i see some traction on Binge and Google on this.

  • David Cary

    Thanks Mark. I'm new here and your site is one heck of a great find...

    Trying to come up to speed. I know video site maps are important, but what if you are just embedding from YouTube? Is there something to be gained by submitting a video site map to Google when the videos on your site are all from YouTube? Maybe a better question is: Am I losing SEO juice by not hosting my videos privately?

    Look forward to following along... David Cary

    • Mark Robertson

      David - thanks for the email. So, Here is what I would say about that. For
      right now, IE - this month, yes, you are probably loosing some potential
      (though I wouldnt say juice) by putting videos up on Youtube. That being
      said, and I plan to cover this in the near future - both Google and YouTube
      want you to submit sitemaps for videos that you are hosting on YouTube -
      So..... stay tuned... Ill be walking people through how to do this with
      YouTube videos in the next month or so. Glad to have a new reader to the
      ReelSEO family and thanks again for commenting.