Skip navigation
potzki75
Currently Being Moderated

Displaying Video in Google Search Results

May 6, 2013 7:37 PM

Hello,

 

I'm not sure if I am posting this in the right place. So I appologise if I have it wrong.

 

I am trying to get my video thumbnail to appear along with my website in Google Searches. I have found examples of the HTML markup and the video sitemaps and modified them to suite my needs, I have included the HTML into my website and uploaded the sitemap in Google Webmaster Tools a couple of weeks ago. However, the video still doesn't apppear in the Google Searches. I used Dreamweaver CS6 to embed the video file into my HTML4 website. Google has accepted the sitemap and everything seems to be ok, except that it still doesn't display in the Google Searches.  I have placed the code I used below. Can someone please help me with where I have gone wrong.

 

 

HTML MARKUP ADDED TO WEBSITE


 

<div id="video" itemprop="video" intemscope itemtype=”http://schema.org/VideoObject” name="Andersens Carpet Cleaning Sunshne Coast" description="Carpet, Upholstery, Tile and Grout,

     Vinyl Cleaning Sunshine Coast" thumbnailURL="images/video-thumbnail.hpg">

   

      <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="322" height="276" id="FLVPlayer">

        <param name="movie" value="FLVPlayer_Progressive.swf" />

        <param name="quality" value="high" />

        <param name="wmode" value="opaque" />

        <param name="scale" value="noscale" />

        <param name="salign" value="lt" />

        <param name="FlashVars" value="&amp;MM_ComponentVersion=1&amp;skinName=Halo_Skin_3&amp;stream Name=images/media/video&amp;

        autoPlay=false&amp;autoRewind=true" />

        <param name="flashVars" value="image=banner.jpg" />

        <param name="swfversion" value="8,0,0,0" />

        <!-- This param tag prompts users with Flash Player 6.0 r65 and higher to download the latest version of Flash Player. Delete it if you don’t want users to see the prompt. -->

        <param name="expressinstall" value="Scripts/expressInstall.swf" />

        <!-- Next object tag is for non-IE browsers. So hide it from IE using IECC. -->

        <!--[if !IE]>-->

        <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="FLVPlayer_Progressive.swf" width="322" height="276">

          <!--<![endif]-->

          <param name="quality" value="high" />

          <param name="wmode" value="opaque" />

          <param name="scale" value="noscale" />

          <param name="salign" value="lt" />

          <param name="FlashVars" value="&amp;MM_ComponentVersion=1&amp;skinName=Halo_Skin_3&amp;stream Name=images/media/video&amp;autoPlay=false&amp;autoRewind=true" />

          <param name="swfversion" value="8,0,0,0" />

          <param name="expressinstall" value="Scripts/expressInstall.swf" />

          <!-- The browser displays the following alternative content for users with Flash Player 6.0 and older. -->

          <div>

            <h4>Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.</h4>

            <p><a href="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer"><img src="http://www.adobe.com/images/shared/download_buttons/get_flash_player.g if" alt="Get Adobe Flash player" /></a></p>

          </div>

          <!--[if !IE]>-->

        </object>

        <!--<![endif]-->

      </object>

    </div>

    <h5 class="embold" itemprop="name">Andersens Carpet Cleaning Sunshine Coast Video</h>

    <p intemprop="dexcription"><em>Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning and Stain Removal Services Sunshine Coast</em></p>

    <meta itemprop="thumnail" content="images/video-thumbnail.jpg" />

    </div>

 

 

</div>

 

VIDEO SITEMAP MARKUP


 

<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"

 

xmlns:video="http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap-video/1.0">

<url>

<loc>http://www.andersenscarpetcleaningsunshinecoast.com.au/</loc>

<video:video>

<video:content_loc>http://www.andersenscarpetcleaningsunshinecoast.com.au/images/media/vi deo.flv</video:content_loc>

<video:thumbnail_loc>http://www.andersenscarpetcleaningsunshinecoast.com.au/images/video-th umbnail.jpg</video:thumbnail_loc>

       <video:title>Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning and Stain Removal Services Sunshine Coast</video:title>

<video:description>Andersens Carpet Cleaning Sunshinec Coast Video</video:description>

</video:video>

</url>

</urlset>

 

Aslo I was wondering if there is a way with Dreamweaver to add the "Play" button onto the video clip itself instead of having it underneith the clip on the player controls.

 

Can someone please help me with what I am doing wrong?

 

Thanks,

 
Replies
  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
    4,000 posts
    Oct 15, 2010
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 6, 2013 10:32 PM   in reply to potzki75

    Google does not guarantee placement of all content that you push to it through webmaster central or webmaster tools. Your sitemap that you upload is only an 'indicator' for Google when it actually crawls your website.

     

    That said, when will it crawl your site again, how will it read your content - is left to Google in its entirety.

     

    Even if Google sees the content of your site the way you want it to, it may take anywhere between 30 minutes to 30 days - depending on your site's popularity for Google to display the results on its engine.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    May 7, 2013 5:21 AM   in reply to potzki75

    potzki75 wrote:

     

    I asume that there was nothing wrong with either the HTML code or the video sitemap that I have used??

    Is this file extension correct?

     

    images/video-thumbnail.hpg

     

    In any case, I can't find the image on your server with either hpg or jpg extension

     

    http://www.andersenscarpetcleaningsunshinecoast.com.au/images/video-th umbnail.jpg

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
    4,000 posts
    Oct 15, 2010
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 7, 2013 7:10 AM   in reply to Ken Binney

    @Ken: Good find! I didn't look into the code in detail.

     

    @potzki: No, your markup for sitemap seems fine. But like Ken said, the image is not available on the server. Also, do note that the sitemap is only an 'indicator' for Google and will help Google in understanding how your site is laid out - since it is you, the sitemaster, that creates the sitemap and pushes it to Google. But, it's not end of the road for Google. It will cache other areas of your site - unless you've explicitly told Google not to using robots.txt file.

     

    One more observation - your domain name is like way tooooooo long - forget google, for regular people to type into. Is there a specific reason you chose this one rather than a short, concise one?

     
    |
    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points