Sunday, October 2, 2022

Google I/O Search Console update: New report for indexed videos

The company previewed a new report coming to Search Console on the second day of Google’s annual I/O conference that will provide more data about video.

To make it easier to track and diagnose video indexing, Google is soon adding new sets of data to Search Console.

Currently, Google Search Console only reports on videos as it deals with structured data.

If you publish videos on your site, and mark them up with structured data, you can use Search Console to check whether the markup is valid and how many impressions a video has received.

Soon you can use Search Console to check the indexing status of videos and the landing pages they appear.

video page indexing report

The first step in indexing a video is to index the landing page where the video appears.

Then Google has to recognize that there is a video prominently located on the page, and extract important information from it.

A new video page indexing The report in Search Console will show a summary of all the indexed pages on which Google found the video.

At a glance you’ll see how many landing pages a video was detected in, and whether Google was able to index the videos it found.

The report will provide details such as the URLs of the affected video pages. You will be able to download a list of examples and double check them.

With it, you can jot down the details and understand what’s going on and how to resolve the issues.

Like other Search Console reports, this report will have a Validate Fix button to notify Google that a problem has been resolved.

Check Video Indexing Status

You will be able to check the indexing status of a video by entering the URL of the landing page into the URL Inspection Tool.

This will show you the current status of the URL, as well as the video indexing status of the page. You will see if Google has detected a video on the page and whether it is able to index the video.

Note that Google only indexes one video per page, even if there are multiple videos on the page.

summary

With the new report you will be able to:

  • See how many video landing pages Google searches and how many of them have a video indexed.
  • Investigate the reasons why videos are not indexed in video landing pages.
  • Use the list of URLs for affected video pages to debug and fix issues.
  • Confirm the fix to start crawling the affected known URLs again.
  • Check the video indexing status of a specific video page using the URL inspection tool.

Source: google search central

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