If you own your own site, you’ve likely had the great fortune of keeping a sitemap.xml up to date. Well, now you have the great fortune of keeping a video sitemap up-to-date. Sorry for the sarcasm, it’s just been a tedious process for me in the past, especially when I come from an SEO agency in which I had to manage more than 70 clients at a time.
A video sitemap is actually a great idea.
Hopefully, most likely actually, all of the other search engines out there will follow suit and will begin to adopt this new feature. We’ll all still have to submit our videos to sites like YouTube, but now we can really get some visibility for the stuff the search engines can’t usually find.
Learn more about creating a video sitemap from Google’s Webmaster Central Blog.