Kxmode wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 03:01:
NKD wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 02:12:
The problem is that in many cases they plagiarize a Youtuber's words and put them in a text review. There's not a way IGN can vet this on their end because obviously they don't have a transcript of every gaming Youtube video ever created. Similarly, a plagiarism search engine isn't going to find it either.
You're right, but that's why hiring more vetters combined with more powerful plagiarism search engines that search not only the text-based content but also the media-based content would be a lot of due diligence. My understanding is some index the auto-transcription feature Google has added to virtually all videos. It's accessible by clicking on the "three vertical dots" above the Subscribe button, and selecting "Open transcript." The accuracy of the transcript is impressive.
I have some knowledge on this. Yes, Google does have auto-transcription enabled on almost all videos. But it does not get indexed. Ever. Even if you copy it all down, and upload it directly as human transcribed content into the subtitle creation tool, it still won't get indexed. Because obviously it's the exact same as the auto transcribed content, and Google can see this.
But if you actually do perform a human transcription of a video into the captions portion of a YouTube video, they do get indexed. This is actually a fantastic source of unique content that many (nearly all) YouTubers are missing out on: Just hire a transcriber to turn your videos into a blog post, or even just transcribe directly into the captions and give Google more indexed content they can scrape for relevant keywords: More likely that your video will get shown as a result.