When using a “how-to” type query, Google showed me not just a YouTube video result, but a suggested clip from the video highlighting the exact time they want you to watch.
This is incredibly cool and weird at the same time.
Is it possible they know that most people that watch the particular video seem to watch or spend the most time on that particular segment?
Have many people linked to or embedded this particular video using the “start at” option thus adding a timestamp parameter to the url?
The display url in the SERPs does not seem to have the start time query parameter to the end of the url, so I wonder how exactly Google is serving this result.
I have been unable to recreate this in many cases using the exact same search.
Anyone know? Let me know below.