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February 21, 2007

How to Remove YouTube Videos from a Google Video Search

Google announced last month that Google Video will become a search engine that will include videos from different video sites. For the moment, Google Video includes YouTube videos in the search results.

Because YouTube is much more popular than Google Video, much more videos are uploaded to YouTube (Google Video has 3 million videos, while YouTube has 18 million videos), so most search results will contain a lot of YouTube videos. If you want to search only YouTube videos, you can do that at, but how to restrict your search only to Google videos?

Use the site: operator, that should be familiar from web search or image search. Append this to a query: For example, to search for Regina Spektor, use this query: [regina spektor]. To restrict the search to YouTube files, add to the query.

An interesting tidbit is that the search results feed contains only results from Google Video (you can obtain the feed by adding "&output=rss" to the URL or by clicking on the RSS links from the top of the page).


  1. Google video interface is much more cleaner and light i prefer it over the cumbersome YouTube.
    Thanx for the tip.
    It would be cool if we can see the YoutTube videos under the "skin/interface".

  2. Google's video search is bad enough to need every option to find a video.

    Why would you restrict to Google Video? Maybe you like Google Video's interface and you want to view videos there. Or maybe you know a video is on Google Video and you don't want to see YouTube videos cluttering the results. Also those who upload videos to Google Video might be interested to find their own videos, read the comments and the stats.

  3. FAO Anonymous

    My school blocks Youtube but not google video, so it is useful to be able to search only google video. Otherwise all of the results would be cluttered with videos I couldn't view!

  4. what if you deleted you youtube account but the link still shows up? like if you search my name, these things come up from and stuff.

  5. Youtube can not be trusted. I went to look up information on Youtube about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and my Norton AntiVirus suddenly came up on sreen as " High ( Red ) Alert ". There was an XXX site trying to insert a virus into my computor! I do not and never have internet for these sites. How does an XXX site relate to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Norton AntiVirus clearly indicated that the virus threat was through Youtube. I will never touch Youtube ever again. Goggle should completly drop this site. No one should ever use it. Is it worth a destoried computor ?!!

  6. Hi I think you can help me with this, I have found this video few days before on youtube but now I not able to see, check the link below how can get the full video of this, please help

  7. I guess you can find it on youtube restricting your query by using the technique posted above

  8. does anyone know how to remove information from places like i uploaded a video and removed it from Revver a long time ago, but the search results still come up for the video that no longer exists. the video was a motion graphics demo reel and now the video is associated with porn on mefeedia and stuff, even though there is no way of seeing the deleted video :(

    Any thoughts?

    "what if you deleted you youtube account but the link still shows up? like if you search my name, these things come up from and stuff. "

  9. i want 2 remove my video from you tube uploaded by my friend ,,cud u please tell me how can i remove it,,please he uploaded without my permission ,and he is not removing that video now,i want 2 remove ,,please tell me a way 2 remove that video,,

  10. Flag it as hateful, that should do.
    I had the same problem..

    How did it go with you?

  11. This link will bring you to Youtube Infringement form

    Also Copy The Below , fill out and email and Fax for web content

    Google, Inc.
    Attn: Google Legal Support, DMCA Complaints
    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
    Mountain View, CA 94043
    RE: DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice
    Sent via Email and Fax

    Date ______
    The word (WORKS) will Be Defined as Any and all Intellectual Property including but not limited to Images, artwork, video, audio and or photographs
    As required under Sections 512(c)(3) and 512(d)(3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. §§512(c)(3) and 512(d)(3)), we are instructed to place you on notice that:
    1. ________ is the exclusive owner of the copyrights in and to the _________website, and works (singly and collectively, the "_________ works "); and
    2. Utilizing the search query, " _________," at, the following search results contain unauthorized copies of _________ works or unauthorized derivative works of the _________ works, which infringe the __________ and the exclusive rights of the Owner:
    Infringing Web Page:

    Infringing webpage contact info:

    contact info

    Please immediately remove or disable all access to the Infringing Material.
    The stolen images can be found on my website at the following web address:

    I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
    I swear, under penalty of perjury consistent with United States Code Title 17, Section 512, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

    E-mail : ---------------

    Copy and Past This above

    Sign this petition to put a stop to this

  12. I fucking hate that google video is now youtube. Youtube is whats wrong with the internet and I hope to see it collapse on its self one day.

  13. PORN!

    If you try to search a video thats porn or nudity related you almost always get YouTard results and they flood the goddam pages and you know those pussy losers never show the good stuff.

    So if we could eliminate YouTard from the search we know we don't have thousands of useless pages to scroll through.

    The bastards used to have an option to exclude a particular site but they've removed that now.

    Fuch you Google! Time to go to BING


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