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Friday, February 09, 2007

Is Google Favoring YouTube in Search Results?

More and more I've been noticing YouTube listings among Google's search results pages in high positions. According to Live.com's link command, YouTube.com has just over 1 million backlinks giving it extreme link credibility but this is nothing new. Youtube has had an enormous amount of links but not until recently have YouTube links been showing up so high in SERPs. Other than the links, YouTube listings have very poor SEO so why this sudden change? Has Google placed an emphasis on YouTube in its results to increase exposure?

Maybe so, but if it is not the case users could effectively be killing search results. Wikipedia has effectively placed itself in just about every search result and with YouTube entering a similar level with its search strength that leaves us regular folks 8 out of 10 spots on the first page of SERPs.

Does anyone think we could get everyone to add 'nofollow' to their YouTube embeds sort of like Andy's NoFollow Wikipedia campaign?

By Matt O'Hern at 12:22 PM | Comments (0)

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