YouTube video network search

Nov 20, 2012 at 9:08 PM
Edited Nov 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I've been playing with the YouTube video network importer, and I've imported a couple networks, but I'm not sure what field the search is matching against. At first, I thought it was just the title, but that's clearly not it. Then I thought it might be the description, but I don't think that's it either. I wonder because I would think any video included in th network would need to include my search term somewhere in the title or description, but that doesn't seem to be the case. At least not anywhere visible.


So my question is, what fields does the YouTube video network match against for my entered search term?


Thanks all! Great work!

Nov 21, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Here is what the YouTube documentation says about that.  (This is from

"YouTube will search all video metadata for videos matching the term. Video metadata includes titles, keywords, descriptions, authors' usernames, and categories."

-- Tony