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

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 ...

Google Builds Artificial Brain with Feline Recognition Algorithm... Who's Laughing Meow

Google Builds Artificial Brain with Feline Recognition Algorithm... Whos Laughing Meow

Awhile back, we talked about the kinds of metadata, we talked about why it's so important to write good metadata, and all that discussion coincided with our coverage of the metadata section of the YouTube Advertiser Playbook.  The big reason why it's important to properly classify ...

Understanding The Life Of Video Metadata From Production To Publishing & Why It's So Important

Understanding The Life Of Video Metadata From Production To Publishing & Why Its So Important

When we usually refer to "metadata" with regard to video, we're talking about all the textual information that accompanies a video and helps search engines better understand the content as well as helps users find a video on the internet.  As an example, in the ...

YouTube Auto-Generated Channels Appearing Everywhere, Including YouTube Search Results

YouTube Auto Generated Channels Appearing Everywhere, Including YouTube Search Results

Nearly a year ago, YouTube rolled out their “auto-generated channels,” which are channels created to curate content based on relevant topics. Think of them as YouTube-created playlists. When they first appeared, auto-generated channels were strictly limited to the “Top YouTube Collections” tab and intended for ...

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 ...

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 ...