Google Duplicating YouTube Results On Web Search

Jul 1, 2011 • 8:11 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Spotted in a Google Webmaster Help thread, a user is asking why 3 of the same YouTube videos are shown on page one and page two of the Google search results.

Search for [how to tie a bow tie] on Google UK and you will get the same three YouTube videos shown on the first page of the search results and on the second page of the search results.

Here is a screen shot:

Google YouTube Duplicate

Why is this happening? You'd assume that Google's universal search techniques would handle this?

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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Black Seo Guy

07/01/2011 02:26 pm

When it comes to YouTube I'm never surprised when they do any thing. It their search engine so they can do what they do. "Black Seo Guy "Signing Off"

Bob Bigellow

07/01/2011 03:42 pm

Probably just a bug or oversight.

Joe Youngblood

07/01/2011 07:58 pm

bug or oversight? ha ha.. more like this is why the FTC thinks they have a case, clear manipulation of search in order to make their other brands more $$

Joe Youngblood

07/01/2011 08:28 pm

btw same results for various search queries on great catch, i'm sure it's been helping youtube's sudden traffic gains the last few months.

No name

07/03/2011 06:22 am

They are NOT the same video if you click those results! They just happened to have the same title. Inspect carefully before your spread out!


07/03/2011 08:37 pm

um, check the video urls. 


07/04/2011 10:05 am

What are you talking about? They are the same videos!!! Same Urls !!! Doh!

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