YouTube Expands Search Filters & Related Terms

YouTube has updated their search filters and search refinements today. The new YouTube search enhancements include: (1) Filtering helps you restrict your search based on specific categories. You can choose any of the Filter options above to refine your search. (2) Exploring allows you to replace or add topics to your search. Clicking on a […]

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YouTube has updated their search filters and search refinements today. The new YouTube search enhancements include:

(1) Filtering helps you restrict your search based on specific categories. You can choose any of the Filter options above to refine your search.

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(2) Exploring allows you to replace or add topics to your search. Clicking on a suggestion will replace your original search. Hovering over the suggestions and clicking the + sign that appears on the right will add the topic to your original search.

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(3) You can also Explore in the same way using the topics listed above.

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(4) This last column can include a way to view videos from a specific user or website. Clicking on a name will display videos from that source. Hovering over and clicking the + sign on the right will restrict your original search to videos from that source.

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(5) If you want to delete a topic from your search, click on the topic here. This will start a new search without that topic.

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(6) Wondering how to sort by Relevance, Upload count, View count, and Rating? Because these are the most used search tools, we’ve made them more easily accessible here, on the right side of every search page.

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You can learn more about these features at YouTube and a hat tip goes to Google Operating System for spotting this first.

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Barry Schwartz is a technologist and 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.

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