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Google Integrates YouTube Into Google Video

By - January 26, 2007


Hate to say I tol’ ya so but…from an email from Google PR:

Google’s strength — and its history — is grounded in search and in innovating technologies to make more information more available and accessible. YouTube, meanwhile, excels at being a leading content destination with a dynamic community of users who create, watch and share videos worldwide.

Google search results already include links to content that’s hosted on YouTube. Starting today, YouTube video results will appear in the Google Video search index: when users click on YouTube thumbnails, they will be taken to to experience the videos. Over time, Google Video will become even more comprehensive as it evolves into a service where users can search for the world’s online video content, irrespective of where it may be hosted.

The screen shot at left show a search for Ninja videos, the top link is a YouTube hosted episode. The url:

From my predictions post:

3. Google will integrate YouTube into its main services. YouTube will be promoted via the “video” tab on Google’s home page. YouTube will keeps its name and domain, but the business/sales end will be interchangeable.

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4 thoughts on “Google Integrates YouTube Into Google Video

  1. Gerald Buckley says:

    Wonder how much longer it will take for Yahoo! to announce integrated Flickr results in their image search?… This further underscores your #5 prediction… Some of Mr. Semel’s groups seem to be losing ground despite their acquisitions. Man that’s gotta smart!

  2. SorenG says:

    John, you ever think maybe your predictions are not so much “right” as they are “followed.” I guess either way, you win.

  3. Andy Redfern says:

    Google is going to be a good distribution network for YouTube! 🙂

    Seriously it makes sense to blend the best of breed that the two companies have to offer. Good move for Google/Youtube and a good move for advertisers.

  4. sean says:

    its stupid because on google video i could download videos from it onto my ps3 but on youtube i dont know how to get compatible programming on to it…