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Can Video Thumbnails be Manipulated for Google Search Results?

Can Video Thumbnails be Manipulated for Google Search Results?

British retailer Marks and Spencer seems to be using some peculiar techniques to get video thumbnails to appear on SERPs for pages that contain no video. What is going on?

The Video SEO War is Over … and YouTube Won!

The Video SEO War is Over … and YouTube Won!

When it comes to finding your videos on your own personal website in Google search, you're best off having a YouTube video embedded there, according to data discovered by Searchmetrics. This might shock you, but videos from pretty much any other source don't rank too well.

Video Snippets Continue to Dominate Google Universal Search Results

Video Snippets Continue to Dominate Google Universal Search Results

Google Universal Search results have always looked very favourably on video content and a new report from our friends at Searchmetrics confirms that video content is still the best vertical to use. Oh, and (surprise) you have even more chance of appearing if that video is hosted on YouTube.

Using Video SEO To Steal Clicks, Localize Results and Increase Conversion Rate

Using Video SEO To Steal Clicks, Localize Results and Increase Conversion Rate

BodyLogicMD discovered that by embedding videos into important landing pages, their company started dramatically shooting up in search rankings. They also had a plan for spammers who took up some of that valuable search result real estate. Here's how BodyLogicMD found a way to shoot nearly to the top with their strategy.

8 Best Practices to Optimize Video Landing Pages for Search

8 Best Practices to Optimize Video Landing Pages for Search

Last month, I participated in a webinar for Liveclicker all about optimizing e-commerce video for search. I presented on both optimizing video landing pages (onsite) for search as well as SEO for YouTube.  In reality, these best practices are applicable to any video strategy and not specific to e-commerce ...

I've Seen the Future with the Knowledge Graph and it Almost Works for Business Video

Ive Seen the Future with the Knowledge Graph and it Almost Works for Business Video

Last week, Google introduced the Knowledge Graph.  According to Amit Singhal, Google’s SVP of Engineering, “The Knowledge Graph enables you to search for things, people or places that Google knows about – landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of ...

Google Now Indexing URLs with Embedded YouTube Videos

Google Now Indexing URLs with Embedded YouTube Videos

A few weeks ago, I noticed a drastic change in Google's video index that's something many people have been asking for and has some pretty interesting ramifications.  I didn't post about it right away as I wanted to make sure that what I was seeing ...

Did Google Forget About Video? New Personalized Search Doesn't Extend To Videos

Did Google Forget About Video? New Personalized Search Doesnt Extend To Videos

So Google recently made a change to their search results that rolls in content from your Google Plus account and your Picasa account. The idea, to hear Google tell it, is to make the search results more personalized and more useful to each user... to ...

Google+ Strategy For Taking On Twitter & Facebook: Choke The Life Out Of Them

Google+ Strategy For Taking On Twitter & Facebook: Choke The Life Out Of Them

You've probably seen the news that Google Search is now infused with more personalized content from your Google Plus and Picasa accounts--I say you've probably seen the news because it's everywhere. They're calling it Search Plus Your World. I'm not interested in rehashing the details ...

New Google Universal Video Search Thumbnails Spotted = More Visibility

New Google Universal Video Search Thumbnails Spotted = More Visibility

So, this morning while in my hotel at SES Chicago, I received a tweet from a good friend, Tim Cross, that at least in the UK, Google has rolled out, or is testing, new Universal Search video thumbnails...  AND, it's good news in that they ...

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