Question: How does Google read videos?
Answer: Google, like all computers, can’t really understand images. Think AIRPORT. That’s why we pay people for what I consider one of the worst jobs in the world: Scanning video after video of luggage and passengers looking for guns and weapons. Because computers CANNOT really do this.
So, Google can’t really see images, video, Flash, etc. It is really a textual search engine, period. What it can read is the text AROUND videos. So if you upload a video to Youtube, give it a keyword heavy title, a keyword heavy description, etc. Then if you place it on your own page, give it keywords around it to ‘describe’ it for Google. That’s the best you can do.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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