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Google's newest Search Console report addresses issues that Google encounters while crawling websites with videos.
Google is rolling out a new report to Search Console that will show you how your videos perform in search results.
The Video Indexing report was announced at Google I/O in May and makes it simple to identify and repair problems that are preventing your videos from showing up in Google Search.
This report will help answer questions like:
When you fix an existing problem, as with other Search Console reports, you may use the report to evaluate and track how Google's video pages are updated in the index.
Up until now, Google Search Console only showed videos annotated with structured data in its reports.
Because the video indexing report isn't reliant on structured data to identify videos, it doesn't assess the validity of video markup. If you post videos on your site, you'll need to evaluate both reports.
Google is also adding a new report to Search Console and revising the URL Inspection tool with the ability to see if a particular web page is indexed in the video indexing.
If you input a URL in the inspection tool and Google discovers a video, you'll get the following details in the results:
The Video Indexing report will be gradually rolled out to users over the next few months.
Source: Google Search Central Blog
Featured Image: Screenshot from developers.google.com/search/blog, July 2022