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Wednesday
Nov192008

Promote Your Shitty Videos With YouTube Sponsored Videos

Sponsored or CostPerClick Videos have come to YouTube/Google. Had to happen didn't it? Now they have a program where you can bid on your keywords/video title under a CPC program like Google Adwords.

Easy-to-use automated tools allow content owners to decide where they'd like their videos to appear, place bids in an automated online auction, and set daily spending budgets. Then, when people search for videos, YouTube will display relevant videos alongside the search results. These videos are clearly labeled as "sponsored videos" and are priced on a cost-per-click basis.

This program is currently only available in the U.S. There is a truly cheesy promotional video of it here on the Google Blog

I dunno about this. Doesn't this just mean you can buy your way to the top of the Google Search results? At least for video. Here's what Techcrunch has to say about it -

This should generate substantial new revenues for Google...(and) a lot more spam results. Google likes to pretend that paid search ads can be just as relevant as organic search results. And in the text world that is sometimes true. But when it comes to video, the sex factor gets magnified, and what you end up with half the time are sex videos no matter what the search term happens to be.

Bang on. We've already seen YouTube manipulated by putting a sexy picture as the thumbnail (easy to do - just put your cheesecake still shot at the halfway point of your video).

For my money I'd rather buy the Traffic Geyser and make sure I get not just one result on Google's Top Ten but several. Watch the vid below and there's more on it here on another post of mine

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