YouTube Videos in Google’s Image Results? – #SEOForLunch Newsletter Issue #20

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Issue # 20
January 24th, 2017

Hey, lunch buddies.  What a weekend. Between all the kid’s activities, buying a new couch, disposing of the old one (yes it was that bad) and the NFL playoffs, time flew bye.  As much as I enjoy football, I’m a bit giddy at the idea of having my Sundays back.

On the work front, I’m busier than ever.  I mentioned last week that a few big deliverables were due and the team was able to tackle them without much problem.  However, some unexpected asks have re-ordered priorities and with a new site launch for another client – It been a bit crazy but I would be lying if I didn’t say I didn’t like it just a little bit!

What You Must Know

Article: Google Image Search Playing YouTube Videos

What’s important?
Alex Chitu reported this feature for several fashion related keywords.  He also reports that the videos continuously play on repeat without sound.

Nick’s take:
I wasn’t able to replicate this SERP but I’m not exactly heartbroken by it.  The idea of a video auto-playing similar to what we see in Facebook sounds horrible.

I suspect this is a Google test and hopefully, one that doesn’t get rolled out across all verticals.  If you’re in the fashion industry you may want to keep an eye on these SERPs.

SEO Tips & Advice

In a recent article, we talked about how Google discussed crawl budget and ex-Googler Venessa Fox just one-upped Google’s own publication.

This was a great read. I don’t even want to recap it.  If you have time for one article this week, please make it this one.

Interesting Reads in Your Spare Time

That’s everything for this week folks.  As always, feel free to connect with metweet me or hit reply to email me directly. I respond to all emails personally.


Nick LeRoy
Nick LeRoy
Nick has 10+ years of SEO consulting experience building and executing strategies for clients ranging from multi-billion dollar consumer packaged goods to fashion entities with hundreds of physical store locations. He also writes the weekly SEO newsletter #SEOForLunch that allows you to stay up to date with industry updates in the amount of time it takes you to eat your lunch.

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