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Video Ad Networks – Where Should You Place Your Video Ads?

2009 was a massive year for the online video advertising industry as a whole. But some ad networks did far better than others. I've compiled the statistics for the last third of 2009 and have some ideas on where you should place your video advertisements …

AOL Snatches Up Online Video Provider StudioNow for $36.5M

AOL has purchased video production company StudioNow Inc for $36.5 million. We wrote about StudioNow back in the Fall of 2008, when they had just signed a deal to develop videos for CitySearch.  This merger/purchase is newsworthy because of the technology that StudioNow had created–as …

YouTube Search Accounts for Nearly 28% of All Google Searches

A little over a year ago, comScore's US Search Rankings Report for Dec. 2008 showed that YouTube for the first time, could be thought of as the second largest search engine next to Google with 2,905,000,000 total search queries that month. According to comScore's December 2009 …

Microsoft Bing Video Search – A Quick Overview

Microsoft has launched their new Google competitor, bing, complete with video search and everything. The thing is, I don't know what all the hype is about. People are talking about it like it's going to be some actual competition to Google and from what I …

Google Runs The Roost, Hulu Flying High

ComScore has released their latest numbers for theirr Video Metrix and while it's no surprise that Google still has a commanding lead, there are others, like Hulu, that are rising fast. While each of 150 million Internet users each watched roughly 100 videos in March …

Youtube Sets Record With 100 Million Viewers In January

comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released January 2009 data from the comScore Video Metrix service showing that U.S. Internet users viewed 14.8 billion online videos during the month, representing an increase of 4 percent versus December 2008. YouTube led the growth …

Top Internet Video Searches of 2008 From AOL and Truveo

The presidential elections dominated user searches this year, according to AOL's annual lists of top Web, mobile and video searches across more than 40 categories for 2008. But celebrities continued to be hot topics for searchers as well. The rankings are based on the people, …

The President’s Weekly Address Video Is Search Engine Optimized

Ok, so he isn't President just yet, but that hasn't stopped US president-elect Barack Obama from starting change already.  Obama has changed the Democrats' national weekly address and has released it as an online video, search engine optimized and all. It seems that either Obama's …

New Truveo Mobile Video Search Site Launched In Beta

AOL has just announced the launch of a beta version of Truveo mobile video search. In addition to the already released iPhone application, users with other mobile devices will have a chance as well to search Truveo's vast online video index via WAP (Wireless Application …

75 Percent of U.S. Internet Audience Watched Online Video In July

comScore released its July 2008 data from the comScore Video Metrix service, reporting that Americans viewed more than 11.4 billion videos for a total duration of 558 million hours during the month. Google Sites Maintains Dominant Position – In July, Google Sites once again ranked …

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