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Create a Video Sitemap

May 4, 2010

Having trouble getting your videos indexed by Google? There are a few ways to help Google both find and index the video files on your website. One almost surefire way to assist Google is to create a video sitemap. If implemented correctly, a video sitemap provides search engines with substantially more information than even a regular sitemap. Through use of a video sitemap, you can provide important information about your videos including the urls of the pages on which they reside, titles, keywords, thumbnails, and more.

Once you create a video sitemap, it is very easy to submit to Google. You simply submit it within your Google Webmaster Tools account the same way you submit a sitemap of your website. By submitting a video sitemap, you can substantially increase the likelihood of your videos showing up in Google’s search results.