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How To Get A Video Thumbnail In SERPS?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lmaestro, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. lmaestro

    lmaestro Power Member

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    Ive seen a website/inner page rank in the serp and next to it is a thumbnail of a video. That page has 3 videos. How do i trigger G to put a thumbnail next to my serps? That guy is ranking no1 as well. So CTR must be insane. Is there special codes/plugin to do just that?
     
  2. SEOWhizz

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    Setting the thumbnail
    If it's a YouTube video, then you can the set the thumbnail in your YouTube account, as follows:
    1. Login to your YT Channel.
    2. Select Video Manager.
    3. Select the required video.
    Select Info & Settings.
    4. Scroll down to the Video Thumbnail section.
    You can choose 1 of 3 image stills from the video. These image stills are from the start, middle and end of the video. If you want different thumbnails, you'll need to edit the video.
    It will take up to 36 hours for the image to be updated.

    Ranking the video
    This would depend on the competition for the search term, but basically you would need to optimize the video; title, description, tags and build backlinks.
     
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  3. tb303

    tb303 Power Member

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    i have a video in the top 3 of the serps for a while now. It out ranks my site anyway.
    ive been backlinking it like i would a normal site (well as if its a tier 2 site, so scrapebox direct to it and everything etc) so maybe that helps, it does also have over 50k views so maybe that helps as well. However if you search the keyword on YT there are videos with more views so its not just view count.
    The only time its not listed is when there are 3 or 4 almost new videos with same keyword but its usually back the next day.
     
  4. VaPaperChaser

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    Great sharing of ideas!

    Thanks,
     
  5. lmaestro

    lmaestro Power Member

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    you guys are not getting it.its a website not a youtube page.
     
  6. berichman

    berichman Registered Member

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    I get what you are saying. A thumbnail displayed on the SERPs under your title on the left description but I don't know how to do it. I also look for solution.
     
  7. scotta

    scotta Registered Member

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  8. Chees

    Chees Regular Member

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    There is one way. Find a video in your niche that is ranked on google. Submit a video response to that video. Your video shud have more tags. Your video will start getting traffic and rank higher. Note: the video owner shud approve your video response
     
  9. Initial Effort

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    You can also backlink the image to help increase it's ranking within google search and youtube search. Social BM also seem to help.