One of our librarians just posted the videos some of the teens made to YouTube … and guess what? In the related videos section of the video page (and also on the related videos flash thing that plays at the end of an embedded YouTube video), some … let’s just say “questionable” videos appeared.
Here’s what I think happened: YouTube found “similar” videos based on keywords. And the keywords it found in our video include these words in the title and description: mini teen teens. Dump those into YouTube and you’ll unfortunately find some pretty “interesting” videos.
Naturally, we don’t really want those thumbnails appearing on our library’s website, so we are fixing it in two ways:
- Good idea from our Web Developer: “There is an option when creating the embed code to include or not include links to “related” video. For this one I have gone ahead and embedded a new video without the related video thumbs at the end.”
- From me: Change the title of the video “Making Mini Movie Masterpieces” to something without the word “mini” (maybe just “Making Movie Masterpieces”) – and remove the “teen” and “teens” words in the description – maybe change them to “young adult.”
What an odd problem … and something you might want to be on the lookout for. Anyone else run into this type of problem, and if so – what did you do?