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    Video best practices for Google


    From the horse's mouth today:
    http://googlewebmastercentral.blogsp...practices.html

    One point of interest among others: it turns out Google has recently added the "restriction" attribute, which can be used to prevent a video playing in the countries specified.
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    Wow, gotta love the comments on that one..... Someone's a fan of handbags....

    I've never really done anything with videos (other than a list of tv commercials posted on youtube).

    I doubt any of the things they have mentioned there help to rank videos better. It sounds more like their way of getting out of administrative work when someone's infringing on copyrights to a video by playing it in other countries (#2), and #3 is just there so they don't look as dumb by displaying videos that don't exist in their search results.

    I think #1 was just a way to mask their intentions of the post.

    But the section linked to in that opening paragraph probably leads to slightly more useful post about video opt.:
    http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=156442
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    Agreed, yours is slightly more useful.

    BTW Matt Cutts says in a video somewhere recently that Google intends to give more importance to video sitemaps, it sounded like they may become a ranking factor for videos.

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