SearchMob Roundup

Google Video is no match for YouTube Become.com’s Search and Shopping Solution Beats Google Eventful and Microsoft Launch New Event Search Plugin for Windows Live Writer Blogging Software Yahoo! Creeps Into Bed With Current TV GOOGLE Debuts * Public Source Code * Search Engine…

Searchmob-7Google Video is no match for YouTube

Become.com’s Search and Shopping Solution Beats Google

Eventful and Microsoft Launch New Event Search Plugin for Windows Live Writer Blogging Software

Yahoo! Creeps Into Bed With Current TV

GOOGLE Debuts * Public Source Code * Search Engine

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

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  1. I don’t think I believe the argument for Google video being no match for YouTube. Sure, when you compare raw traffic, YouTube has pulled ahead. But how much of that boost is due to copyrighted content? How much of that boost is people watching Daily Show clips, versus people watching “organic” video? What happens when YouTube is sold for some insane price, and the copyright holders crack down on the new owners? Is the YouTube that is left standing still better than GVideo?

    The blogger claims “[YouTube] has a more involved community, more obscure videos, more interesting videos”. If true, this certainly supports the idea that YouTube still beats GVideo, even after the copyrighted material is gone. But then the numbers given in the rest of the post do not support this claim; instead they talk just about raw traffic.

    How would one, I wonder, go about evaluating this claim, about one service having “a more involved community, more obscure videos, more interesting videos” than the other?

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