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YouTube Video Thubnail Not Showing in Google Search

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by BENNY8877, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. BENNY8877

    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    Does anyone know why sometimes the actual thumbnail of the video you have ranked in Google search doesn't show up? Instead it just has the title and the video url.
     
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    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    Anyone have an idea?
     
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    Check the link and make sure that the search result is of the video and not the channel.

    If the link of the youtube channel then google won't show the thumbnail as there isn't one.
    Otherwise it should obviously show it. Send me a PM of the search keyword so I can check it on my browser.
     
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  4. dnouche

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    I've seen this with a youtube user page appearing the result, they never seem to get a thumbnail, or occasionally with a brand new youtube video appearing in the serps (they eventually get a pic though).
     
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    This may be the problem here, the video is only a few days old. Thanks guys, + rep both of you.
     
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    Just throwing this out there - videos may not show thumbnails if they're flagged as inappropriate content or the sort. I've had a few videos lose thumbnails after a couple months of it showing. Still kept their rankings, just no thumbnail.
     
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