There has been a lot of discussion lately by Google about their launch of Google TV later this year. No question, Youtube is not the only video viewing experience, and there is a ton of videos spread across the world wide web.
Google is now say, “If you want us to see and index your videos on your website, then you need a video sitemap.”
“Video site maps is something that we’re probably going to look at a little more closely. If you tell us where your videos are, we will try to index them a little bit harder,” Cutts said. “For example, if you think about things like Google TV, coming out in the fall, it’s in everybody’s interest that all the videos that are on the web be able to be very discoverable and very searchable. If you produce videos and you haven’t done a video site map, that is something that I would definitely recommend.”1
If we are wanting to Dominating Google then we certainly need to pay attention to the reference being made to having a video sitemap to get our videos indexed. Additionally, videos will be more of a presence in the SERP’s in the days ahead.
I was able to create the Google Video Sitemap WP Page Generator as part of my Dominating Google product line up and course.
Google Video Sitemap will recognize flv, avi, mp4, or wmv flash extension. No, it does not recognize a Youtube video placed on your site. Youtube has their own sitemap. Additionally, it does not matter where you host the flash video, as long as it has one of the 4 extensions mentioned above.