Video Search

Video search engine coverage. News about the video search engine sites and general search engines as the pertain to assisting users find online videos. Industry coverage of video search technology, indexing web videos for search engines, video search platforms, universal search, and more about search engines

Why are Google Showing Far Fewer Video Snippets in Search Results?

Why are Google Showing Far Fewer Video Snippets in Search Results?

Are video snippets going the way of authorship thumbnails - i.e. disappearing from Universal Search results altogether? ReelSEO's Greg Jarboe takes a look at the possible changes in the Google algorithm over the past few days that have led to a significant dip in the visibility of video snippets.

How Closed Captions Increase Video Views, Rankings and ROI [Study]

How Closed Captions Increase Video Views, Rankings and ROI [Study]

Recent studies conducted by Discovery Digital Networks, SafeNet, and the radio show This American Life have proven that adding captions and transcripts to videos increases search traffic, views, search rank, and engagement. We examine how these studies to understand the impact of captions and transcripts on SEO, as well as how to use them to do an ROI analysis.

YouTube Embeds, Skippable Ads, and Video Topics [TubeTalk #26]

YouTube Embeds, Skippable Ads, and Video Topics [TubeTalk #26]

How do you customize the YouTube embed player? What do skippable ads mean for YouTube marketers, creators and users? How to develop an advice series for your channel? We answer these questions and more this week on ReelSEO's TubeTalk podcast.

YouTube Keyword Research vs Google Keyword Research: There's a Difference!

YouTube Keyword Research vs Google Keyword Research: Theres a Difference!

Don’t use the same keyword research for the world’s second largest search engine (YouTube) that you’ve already conducted for the first (Google). It’s like they’re two different nations with two different languages, cultures, seasons, and folk heroes.

90% of TV Viewers Are Visiting YouTube and Google Search [Report]

90% of TV Viewers Are Visiting YouTube and Google Search [Report]

A new report states that an incredible 90% of TV viewers also visit Google and YouTube, signaling the shared audience between both digital and television, and suggesting that TV viewers are increasingly using these platforms to interact with other fans and engage in a show.

More People Are Turning to YouTube for Tax Advice Than Ever

More People Are Turning to YouTube for Tax Advice Than Ever

Searches for “how-to” tax videos on YouTube have risen sharply over the past three years - up 254% since 2011. This is a huge opportunity for brands to chime in with helpful answers through video content, driving consideration and brand love.

Google's New Music Video Search Results Won't Please All In The Industry

Googles New Music Video Search Results Wont Please All In The Industry

Search on Google for a music video, song lyric, artist or band and the chances are you will see a new type of search result. Player sized thumbnails are being returned for the top music queries, which is handy for the user, but is it all skewed in favor of YouTube?

Google's Hummingbird Update And The Implications For Video SEO

Googles Hummingbird Update And The Implications For Video SEO

Google introduced a new algorithm last week and it is expected to affect up to 90% of global search results. We take a look at the implications for video marketing and how user intent behind a search is now far more important that the actual keywords used.

Video Marketing: How Jeffrey Harmon Is Turning Poop Into Glittering Gold

Video Marketing: How Jeffrey Harmon Is Turning Poop Into Glittering Gold

Jeffrey Harmon is famous for creating a video marketing campaign that launched Orabrush into a global brand. Now, he's turned his attention to another unlikely product and it looks like his magic touch is already working as 'Girls Don't Poop' goes viral.

Bing Video Search Gets Fancy New Features For A Better User Experience

Bing Video Search Gets Fancy New Features For A Better User Experience

Bing Video got a makeover this week and users of the site should benefit from a better user interface with new features like larger thumbnails, a stronger search filter, pop out hover previews that give you more information about the video you are about to watch and improved navigation.

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.

Google Zeitgeist Video Reveals Top Search Trends For 2012

Google Zeitgeist Video Reveals Top Search Trends For 2012

What were you searching for this year?  Google has released their list and while you can guess what events, famous figures, and entertainment we searched for the most, some of it is surprising.  And like the past couple of years, Google has decided to release ...

A Look at How Recommendation Systems Drive Online Video Discovery

A Look at How Recommendation Systems Drive Online Video Discovery

In a recent whitepaper, Ooyala broke down how consumers connect with video and how you can use recommendation engines to help drive that discovery. I thought I would break into the paper a bit just to look a those ways since it's interesting.

YouTube's Changes Search Algorithm to Rank Videos Based on Time-Watched

YouTubes Changes Search Algorithm to Rank Videos Based on Time Watched

We all knew that YouTube was trying to get people to stay around on the site longer, and they were putting less emphasis on views with all the housecleaning a few months ago.  Several creators cried foul on the new YouTube, which saw their subscriber ...