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January 15, 2011

Better Music Video Results in Google Search

Google updated the group of video search results sometimes intermingled with regular results, but only for queries bands and music artists.

"People often come to Google to find music videos, and this week we improved our results so now when you're searching for your favorite band or album, you'll find popular clips organized in a new way. For example, search for [michael jackson] and you'll find some of the King of Pop's most famous videos, including clear text indicating the length of the video, the album and the year it was published. The feature scans the entire web for video content and algorithmically ranks the best sources for each song. Rather than return repetitive links, we group results for the same song together, making it easier to scan and choose the song you're looking for."

The results aren't always the best music videos and Google should provide options to sort them by year, album, genre. Another issue is that, even though Google shows results from different video sites, the main link usually sends you to YouTube and that's not fair.


  1. But isn't YouTube the biggest video hosting site in the world anyways? So wouldn't any order based on number of videos, views, etc. necessarily place YT on top? Not sure how that's unfair...

  2. First music then video, Google is coming with newly made features all the time. :)

  3. "the main link usually sends you to YouTube and that's not fair."

    Please don't be like this, not you too, first YouTube has the biggest video repository so it's statically more likely for YouTube video to appear.
    Second, Google is entitled to an editorial process for it's own site, they can put whatever they want there, they do not owe anyone traffic.

  4. "the main link usually sends you to YouTube and that's not fair."

    Can you see Microsoft allowing Bing to send people to sites where their adverts aren't?

  5. Looks good.

    Google still has a way to go to compete on music features with Bing though.

  6. Google chose three 2011 Top video site Choices? : For instance I searched a well known name like Miley or rising rock guitarist ZEPHYN BLEU, it should show youtube, vimeo, dailymotion, facebook, myspace, aol, vevo, yahoo music, mtv, comcast video on demand, archannel, news entertainment videos, twitter and blog links etc.

  7. I prefer search video in Youtube to Google search.