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New Video Page Indexing Report Coming To Google Debugging Your Video Indexing Issues To Be Much Easier

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

A new video page indexing report is coming to Google Search Console, Google announced at Google I/O.

You will now be able to see a report which lists all the video pages found by Google when crawling and indexing your site. The report will be in the index section, under ‘video pages’.

Currently, Google Search Console only reports on videos with regard to structured data. If you upload videos to your site and mark them up with structured data, Search Contoroles lets you check if the data is valid and how many impressions a video received.

You will soon be able to check the indexing status of videos and the landing pages they appear on using Search Console.

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Video Page Indexing Report

With the help of this new feature you will be able to:

  • Find out how many video landing pages Google found and how many videos it indexed;
  • Investigate and see if any videos weren’t indexed and why;
  • Use the URLs of the affected video landing pages to resolve problems and validate the fix before initiating re-crawling the URLs that were affected.
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Why Is This Important?

With video content becoming more and more popular and valuable, it’s crucial to keep track of its progress. This report will help you discover how important your videos are to Google Search. The indexing reports will help you find indexing issues and help you resolve them.

However, you should keep in mind that regardless of how many videos are on a page, Google only indexes one video per page.

Take a look at the discussion on Twitter.

Update from the future: Google launched the new Video Indexing report in July 2022. Read more about it here and find out how it can help you get better SEO results!

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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