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Getting Video Indexed as Video

   
4:22 pm on Aug 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have submitted Google video site maps for a number of My video sites.

Google has indexed a few videos as Videos and is including the thumbnail in SERPs.

However not all videos are being indexed as video listing all in the map.

The only possible issue I can think of, does each video need its own SWF player file? At the moment every video uses the same SWF player.

Any advice useful.

[edited by: travelin_cat at 4:28 pm (utc) on Aug. 19, 2009]
[edit reason] removed url's per forum terms [/edit]

4:36 pm on Aug 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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smcilreavy,

Welcome to Webmasterworld!

It can take some time to have all of your videos appear in the serps. How long ago did you submit the site maps?

6:26 pm on Aug 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your response,

All about a few weeks ago.

Do you think I should just be patient and wait for Google to Index them as videos?

The urls are already indexed. Just not as videos.

1:22 pm on Aug 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hello? Anybody?
2:14 pm on Aug 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator travelin_cat is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



I'm not sure Google indexes every single video for inclusion in the serps. Have you included a transcript of the video on the page to make sure that all of the relevant factors touched on in the video are being indexed?
3:11 pm on Aug 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Just had a light bulb moment.

The robots.txt file is preventing google from indexing the .swf :)

That should fix it.