Google Image Search testing YouTube videos

YouTube videos now being tested in Google Image Search for mobile for retail-based queries.

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Alex Chitu spotted a new Google image search test on mobile, where Google is embedding YouTube videos for certain queries. The results contain playable videos from YouTube.

I personally cannot replicate it, but here are some screen shots from Alex:



Alex said the videos contain “no sound and you can’t stop or hide the video, which continues to play on repeat.” The queries he was able to trigger them for include [men jackets], [lookbook], [winter outfit].

Postscript: Previous the story said Google labeled the videos as “new look on YouTube,” that was an error. It was a name of a YouTube channel.

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Barry Schwartz
Barry Schwartz is a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on Twitter here.

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