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Google Starts Specifying Question Answering Time Stamps in Video Search Results

Whenever anyone has a question that they need answered, the first place that they are likely going to go in search of an answer would be Google. Using search engines is popular for such things because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up helping you get information much more quickly, and video search results are a big part of that which is why Google is trying to improve the quality of these search results.

A few updates that some users have spotted in the wild as part of beta tests will allow users to see what part of a particular video their question is answered in (H/T: Saad AK). Another aspect of this update is that each individual video in the search engine results page will mention how many questions the video answers, as well as the corresponding time stamps where these answers can be obtained with all things having been considered and taken into account.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that most users have not noticed a feature like this which suggests that Google is only testing it out for now. In spite of the fact that this is the case, it seems likely that the search engine giant would want to roll this feature out widely quite soon since it would be a popular update for many users who struggle to find pertinent information in a fast enough manner.

Updates like this are highly desired among a majority of users since watching a full twenty minute video can be a waste of time if you only need to answer a single question. Some content creators might not like this though because it would allow people to watch small chunks of their content instead of watching the whole thing which can impact their Adsense revenues, but that is probably something that Google will solve for them since satisfying the needs of creators is just as important as improving results for people that are using the search engine.


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