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Google Experiments With YouTube Shorts For SEO Help Content



Google Experiments With YouTube Shorts For SEO Help Content

Back in March, Gary Illyes and friends hinted that they may try creating short form video content for the Google help documents. Well, Google’s Alan Kent produced one of the first ones on the topic of why it is important to specify image dimensions.

Here is an embed of that YouTube short (proper version over here):

Alan is giving some pretty strong advice here saying this is a “negative signal” and can negatively impact your Google Search rankings. Here is what he said:

Tip #2.1 Cumulative Layout Shift

Did you know that images on your web site can impact your rankings in Google Search results?

If you have a web page and it doesn’t specify the image dimensions, what can happen is when the image is loaded, the page content with shift around. This is taken as a negative signal by Google Search.

The solution is simple: To specify the width and height attributes in the HTML markup of the image.


In any event, I kind of like these shorts, we do also have John Mueller doing these short formats but not as YouTube shorts for the #AskGooglebot series.

Forum discussion at Twitter.



Daily Search Forum Recap: August 5, 2022



Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.

Google has shockingly said the Google product reviews update finished rolling out on August 2nd, despite us all thinking it would be done two weeks later. Google has a new way of handling searches with quotes in them. Google’s Things To Know feature has returned to the desktop results. Google is testing business listing photos as an overlay. Google Discover Ads gain features, insights, and Ads Editor and API support. Plus my weekly SEO video recap is live for you all to consume, like, subscribe and comment on. Have a great weekend everyone!

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