Google Base Feeds Can Now Include YouTube Video Demos for Product Search

Sep 10, 2009 • 8:29 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

The Google Base Blog announced that Google Base data feeds now support a new YouTube attribute that allows you to define if the product has a video demo on YouTube.

The example given is a product search for Nikon d90. If you scroll down, you will see videos from YouTube:

Google Base & YouTube Video Attribute

To add this to your product data feeds, you need to add the YouTube attribute:

The YouTube video ID for product review videos. Video IDs are case sensitive and can be located following the v= in the YouTube video URL.

Format:
Text.
Tab-delimited example:
sDDvpDNbEXo
XML example:
<g:youtube>sDDvpDNbEXo</g:youtube>

Google does not promise that even if you do add this attribute to your data feeds that the videos will show, but it can't hurt.

This feature has been on many folks waiting list for a while now.

Forum discussion at Google Base Help.

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Comments:

YourNetBiz

09/11/2009 03:20 pm

Thanks so much for the YouTube attribute. I expect there will be some bugs at the beginning but usually it gets ironed out fairly quickly. Thanks again.

No Name

09/12/2009 01:46 pm

This just backups people longterm beliefs that video is the natural progression with advertising online.

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