Google Features Music Videos In Search

If you’ve searched Google in the past day or two, you might have noticed a new card-like format at the top of your search results. That’s because Google has started to showcase links to YouTube videos with large, Google-Now styled cards at the top of its pages. You can’t play the music video within the search engine, but when you click on the post it takes you to the YouTube page. Not all music videos will show up this way, however; only uploads from VEVO and official artist’s accounts will be shown like this, as well as special videos that have, ostensibly, gone viral. It means that we’re officially entering the age of promoted video search on what, for many, is the front page of the Internet. As well, it’s an attempt to keep music streamers off of Spotify and Rdio, and on YouTube.