Video sitemap for thumbnails and SEO

After uploading a new website with a few videos in it, I received a report from Google Search Console that my videos didn't have thumbnails associated to the videos.

I think this should be a simple update and can be made as a part of the sitemap.

Here's a link to read more about it

  • Noel Braganza
  • Dec 19 2022
  • Meet Candid commented
    11 Nov, 2023 06:40pm

    When we received email from Google Search Console even we didn’t able to solve this until we make below change

    Resolve No thumbnail URL provided in Webflow1200×628 53.2 KB

    To add a thumbnail for a background video in Advanced Elements in Webflow and fix ‘No Thumbnail URL provided’, you can use the following steps:

    1. Create a new div block and position it over the background video.

    2. Add an image to the div block.

    3. Style the image to look like a thumbnail.

    4. Hide the div block so that the image can’t be seen.

    5. Once the publishing the site, go to Google Search Console **>**Indexing > Video pages and validate the fix.

    4 Steps to Resolve No thumbnail URL provided in Webflow1200×628 95.1 KB

  • Leo Rocker commented
    1 Aug, 2023 06:16am

    time to act

  • Grant Senior commented
    1 Jul, 2023 11:34pm

    This really needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. I am now getting regular alerts from Google Console telling me that the background video element on a page doesn't have a thumbnail url. So basically, until this gets sorted, using the background video element will affect a page's SEO ranking negatively.

    Can't use the Custom attributes to link to a thumbnail image either as Webflow says that the name 'poster' is a reserved name.

    Can Webflow fix this so that a thumbnail url can be linked to please.