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Google is displaying a strange result for my video site: I do not have any idea where it got my video's duration and why it's displayed in this way - take a look at the screenshot below:

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I don't have the duration in the title tags in my site, and also the meta description on my site is clean...what's causing this?

Also I don't have a video sitemap submitted to Google, I made a simple sitemap with URL only.

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  • Can you clarify if your meta description tag is empty, and what you meant in the last sentence?
    – dan
    Nov 25, 2013 at 13:34
  • I mean clean not clear sorry, this means that i dont have duration of videos in meta tags... Nov 25, 2013 at 13:40

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Since 2012, Google may change the result titles.

See my answer to a similar question for links to Google’s documentation about it.

Google uses several ways how to find information for result titles. As I quoted in my linked answer, Google has algorithms that take a) content of the page and b) references to this page into account.

So Google may have parsed the video length out of your page (resp. the video itself), or found a reference to it somewhere else.

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  • Yes i know this, but cant understand from where google get this result about duration... im use self hosted videos and jwplayer on site... Nov 25, 2013 at 13:44
  • @MilanMilosevic: As I quoted in my linked answer, Google uses several ways how to find information for result titles: "[…] we have algorithms that generate alternative titles […]"; "[…] completely automated and takes into account both the content of a page as well as references to it that appear on the web […]". So Google may have parsed the video length out of your page, or found a reference to it somewhere else.
    – unor
    Nov 25, 2013 at 13:51

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