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Google Video Thumbnail next to standard website listing???

Discussion in 'Google' started by Jan Jaap, Feb 21, 2008.

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    Dear (Google) SEO experts,

    I would hereby like to inform if anyone knows the answer to my question how it is possible that my standard company listing in Google is presented as a Google Video result with a thumbnail of a forest.

    I happened to own the domain Forest.com last year however I do not recognize the forest picture and its not hosted on my old domain (publiceren --- net).

    Next to the listing it sais "5 sec" and in the url it sais &oi=video_result which makes me believe it is a Google Video Result.

    My first thought aprox. 4 months ago was that it was simply a mistake from Google so I let it be, however, the listing is still as it was aprox. 4 months ago as you can see in Google (NL) when searching for the keyword "internet publishing":

    Google --- NL ?q=internet+publishing

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    SEMrush
    Is this normal? And if so, how is this possible?

    Best Regards,
    Jan Jaap
     
    Jan Jaap, Feb 21, 2008 IP
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  2. alex_d1

    alex_d1 Well-Known Member

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    I just did a search for your terms, and found the listing to your site exactly like this on google.com ( http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=internet+publishing ).
    It does look like the video listings with the thumbnail, but when I clicked on the link, it went to the site - I didn't see anything vide related at all.

    Not sure why your listing is coming out like this, but from a positive point of view - your site does stand out from all the others on the page, and did make me click on the link.
     
    alex_d1, Feb 21, 2008 IP
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    rustybrick User ID 3

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    That's certainly interesting... Does Google usually classify entire websites or individual pages as video-containers?
     
    nutkenz, Feb 22, 2008 IP
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    Markz Peon

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    Thats a first for me I`ve manages to rank well with a few youtube vids but not seen any on G before. Things are changing...
     
    Markz, Feb 22, 2008 IP
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    tradeya Notable Member

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    sometime google will give credit to trustable sites to get more info in their SERPs. your site might have something they like so they give you something extra. :)
     
    tradeya, Feb 23, 2008 IP
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    iambetterthanu Peon

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    I know this post was from the other week but I had to reply

    I have had a similar "issue" if that's what you want to call it. I call it luck... My site http://www.iambetterthanu.com Iambetterthanu.com shows up with a video next to it every time.

    What I do know is that I did post the video that shows up next to my site. The Video is no longer on my site however and I am not the poster of the video. The only thing I can think of was I was the first to embed the video and therefore the video and the site are linked.

    I dont want it to go away EVER but I am curious how it was accomplished.
     
    iambetterthanu, Mar 11, 2008 IP