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It's a start... and now Youtube supports additional fields in both video Sitemaps and mRSS feeds where one can specify metadata specific to television or episodic content. This includes the series’ title, the season and episode numbers for the video in question, the premiere date, as well as other additional information. The metadata from your video feed helps provide more detailed, relevant results to users wanting to view your show.
“The metadata from your video feed helps us provide more detailed, relevant results to users wanting to view your show,” Google wrote March 24 on its blog.
Google’s video tag fields call for the series’ title, the episode title, the season premiere date, and episode numbers. Another field allows for entry of video type, so episode promos, clips and interviews can be identified along with the primary video. It would also be interesting to see this develop into a full fledged XML in order to identify triggers for multiplatform use in the timeline, such as product placement, quizzes, predictions, tCommerce, social gaming and more.
The full documentation for the tags for both mRSS and Video Sitemaps can be found in the Webmaster Tools Help Center.