Google Launches Video Sitemap!

Dec 19, 2007 | 1,625 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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On the Official Webmaster Blog Google informs about the launch of the "Video Sitemaps—an extension of the Sitemap Protocol." This new protocol would help the user to make their videos more searchable by the Google Video Search. It says "By submitting this video-specific Sitemap in addition to your standard Sitemap, you can specify all the video files on your site, along with relevant metadata."

They illustrate with an example:

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This new initiative from Google does hold promise, but there are still some questions in users mind as can be seen in the comment of the post One says "Since they have their own namespace, why can't the <video:whatever /> elements simply be added to the standard Sitemaps file instead of having their own dedicated file?"

Another is concerned about YouTube "What about YouTube? Will the video content uploaded within the video sitemap also be included in YouTube?"

Are other search engines likely to follow suit, it remains to be seen.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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