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Video aggregators get top billing in search

 4:49 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have had my website up for three months and have about 100 videos on it. I also posted a few of the videos on youtube and myspace.

Recently I noticed that when doing a search for a video that I have on youtube, I was no longer at the top of the search and was on the second or third page. I was pushed off the top spot/page by these video aggregators -- like truvideo, internettv, etc.

This makes no sense to me. Why would aggregators get top billing and not content providers?

Have you experienced the same and what would you do, if you were losing placement like this?



 11:49 am on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

The 'aggregator' is actually serving the content again. It's not coming from your site any more - so that site will be listed.


 7:18 pm on Jan 25, 2008 (gmt 0)


I have over 100 videos on my site. Let's say I post one of them on youtube with the same title and description and do a search a short time later. The youtube version of the video will be ahead of my video on my domain site.

If I do a search a few days later, the video aggregators will be placed ahead of my site, but not ahead of the youtube version of the video. The video aggregators only have the youtube video version and none of my domain site videos.

I am trying to find out WHY aggregators get placed ahead of content providers in the search listing when they didn't create the video. I placed the video on youtube hoping to drive some traffic to my site. Initially when I saw that my video was on video aggregator sites, I didn't see a problem figuring that the more people that saw it, the more chances people would see it and go to my site.

I am grateful that every aggregator maintains the description of the video in youtube on their site except for one (which I don't like).

I am not sure that all these aggregators are hosting the videos on their site. What is the purpose of these aggregators anyway?


 8:44 pm on Jan 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

How would Google know who created the video?


 11:16 pm on Jan 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

Good point, but They (google) know who the aggregators are. They know that aggregators don't create.

Please tell me how aggregators get to the top of search listings when they are just pulling the videos from youtube.


 12:24 am on Jan 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

Please tell me how aggregators get to the top of search listings when they are just pulling the videos from youtube.

They aren't - as you've said yourself, YouTube is getting the top listing.

They are getting the next listings, because presumably they have links-in and plenty of traffic.

Unfortunately, you don't, so you get a lower position.

Don't want this to happen? Don't post your videos on YouTube.

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