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Google Is Rolling Out A New Video Indexing Report Comes With Deeper Insight Into Indexing Issues & Saturation

author image Written by: Rabije Gashi Corluka           Categories - In The News, SEO

Google teased a new video indexing report months ago, and now it’s gradually rolling out.

The video indexing report shows the number of indexed pages that have videos on them. It also shows how many of those pages the video may be indexed on. Using this report, you can identify areas for improvement and understand your videos’ performance on Google. Here’s what it looks like:

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What Does The Report..report?

If Google detects videos on your website, the report will appear on the left navigation bar. It will show you the status of video indexing for your site and help you find answers to the following questions:

  • In how many pages has Google identified a video?
  • Which videos were indexed successfully?
  • What are the issues preventing videos from being indexed?

If you fix an issue, use the report and validate the fix. The report can also track if and how your fixed video pages are updated, Google said.

They also mentioned how this report has nothing to do with the Video Rich results report, which has not changed and still shows the validity of your Video structured data items.

READ MORE: WHY YOU SHOULD CREATE VIDEO CONTENT  

Inspection of A Specific Page

Google also enhanced the URL inspection tool. That lets you check the video indexing status of a specific page. If Google detects a video on a page, you can see the following:

  • Details such as the video URL and the thumbnail URL.
  • The page status showing whether the video was indexed or not.
  • List of issues preventing the video from being indexed.
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Why This Matters?

It matters if you host or embed videos on your site. You want your pages to function properly and make sure you used all the ways to improve the results. After all, you want to show up on those SERPs, right? This report will definitely help you get closer to the first page.

READ MORE: DO YOU NEED A VIDEO CONTENT STRATEGY?  

Rabije Gashi Corluka

Rabije always enjoyed finding different angles to a story, so it’s not surprising her curiosity influenced a move to a new continent, widening her perspective. She enjoys hearing people's stories and learning about different cultures and places - but most of all, she loves putting her thoughts on a piece of paper. Her love for writing led to her studying Journalism and PR, but she actually became a storyteller during her radio-hosting era. Now, she uses her skills, experience, and love for writing to help your brand stand out.

Google Outage Caused By A Fire

08/09/2022

How do you google what’s going on if Google is down? That’s exactly what happened last night.

Google Search had a global outage that lasted for about half an hour and today, we’re seeing the consequences. Google apologized for the inconvenience and a spokesperson said they have been working quickly to return things back to normal as soon as possible, the Guardian reports.

Of course, Gmail, Google maps and Google images were also affected.

So what happened?

A fire happened, according to Search Engine Land. Apparently, there was a fire at a Google data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, resulting in injuries to some workers and Google Search issues. Google is aware of what happened and John Mueller even tweeted how things should go back to normal after restoration.

So what does that mean?

It means that – if you notice any ranking changes or anything out of the ordinary this could be the reason behind it. The biggest things will go back to their previous state, but it’s hard to predict how long it will take for everything to go back to what it was before the fire.

The issues

Barry Schwartz shared some screenshots on the Search Engine Roundtable. He reports seeing more issues regarding search quality, including:

  • Outages and inaccessibility of Google Search
  • Old pages dropping out of Google Search
  • New pages not being indexed by Google Search
  • Google Search results look stale and outdated
  • Huge ranking fluctuations

Google is back up now, according to Downdetector.com. At the peak of the outage, over 30,000 US users reported issues with Google. Now, there are about 500 incidents reported.

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New Tremors and Volatility On Google!

08/08/2022

Seems like Google is planning on another Search ranking algorithm update, the Search Engine Roundtable reports. Or, as Barry Schwartz suggests – the tremors noticed this Saturday, August 6th, might even be tremors caused by the now finished Product Reviews update from July.

The chatter among the SEO community is pretty loud and the new volatility has been noticed. The drops in Search have been circling around 30% all over the world, and traffic is not much better, according to people on the WebmasterWorld forum.

Glenn Gabe, an SEO expert, shared some interesting graphs on Twitter:

Google Tracking Tools

The tools are always here to prove what’s going on. As you can see, there were quite a few spikes, especially during the weekend:

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Check out what the SEO community has to say here.

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