A new video page indexing report is coming to Google Search Console, Google announced at Google I/O.
You will now be able to see a report which lists all the video pages found by Google when crawling and indexing your site. The report will be in the index section, under ‘video pages’.
Currently, Google Search Console only reports on videos with regard to structured data. If you upload videos to your site and mark them up with structured data, Search Contoroles lets you check if the data is valid and how many impressions a video received.
You will soon be able to check the indexing status of videos and the landing pages they appear on using Search Console.
Video Page Indexing Report
With the help of this new feature you will be able to:
Find out how many video landing pages Google found and how many videos it indexed;
Investigate and see if any videos weren’t indexed and why;
Use the URLs of the affected video landing pages to resolve problems and validate the fix before initiating re-crawling the URLs that were affected.
Why Is This Important?
With video content becoming more and more popular and valuable, it’s crucial to keep track of its progress. This report will help you discover how important your videos are to Google Search. The indexing reports will help you find indexing issues and help you resolve them.
However, you should keep in mind that regardless of how many videos are on a page, Google only indexes one video per page.
Take a look at the discussion on Twitter.
Update from the future: Google launched the new Video Indexing report in July 2022. Read more about it here and find out how it can help you get better SEO results!