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What happened to Youtube Video Thumbnails in google search?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by -Revolution-, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. -Revolution-

    -Revolution- Regular Member

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    So this has been affecting me from the past 3 days..I guess.

    I've searched in google for many keywords.Youtube videos also come as search results but without the thumbnails.
    Anybody else have this same problem?
    Not just my videos but other peoples videos as well.
     
  2. innozemec

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    all mine are with thumbs.. haven't noticed any other without thumbs when i am searching.. maybe it is some temp issue? lets see..
     
  3. TheUnborn

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    My videos ranking on google have thumbnails, trying using a proxy and check
     
  4. Meloman

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    Yeah, most of the results have thumbnails, however there are more ranking without thumbnails than there was a month or two ago.

    Videos ranking without thumbnails is a normal thing.
     
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    Well, they just got indexed wrong. Sometimes google even adds the videos length at the start of the title so like "2:58 My Video".
    Sometimes it indexes just one part of the title, so for example, from "My Video - I like turtles" you will get only "My video".
    And sometimes it indexes them without a thumbnail.
    What you can do is to make a slight change to the video, like change one tag or one sentence in description and then resubmit it for indexing here: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url
    Video will get reindexed within minutes, sometimes it gains rank, sometimes it drops a bit in rank, but it will get to it's supposed position within a day or two.
     
  6. -Revolution-

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    Thanks a lot kind sir.
     
  7. Meloman

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    I would not do this if you are already ranking good, you will lose your ranking almost imediatly and you might or might not get them back within a few days.

    However if your rankings are not that good then go right ahead.