Simply Google Video

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Internet Video Websites are everywhere at the moment and one of the more popular ones apart from Youtube is Google Video. So since I was using the site to grab some vid’s for some new blogs that have been busy on over the last few days I thought I would write a post on this very subject.

Let’s face it online video web sites have quickly expanded in popularity over the past few years. Have you ever questioned why online video websites, including Google Video, are so popular? If so, you are not alone. Despite the fact that millions of internet users enjoy watching online videos, many wonder what created the entire buzz. Well I guess for all of you that are familiar with Youtube know the answer to that, they opened the floodgates for individuals like you and me to get creative and enjoy the same success that is so common for the big stars.

It never fails to amaze me just how many subjects you can find on these popular video sites, what I like about Google Video is its simplicity. As soon as you start typing in a search term the predictive algorithm spits out numerous suggestions to help you pinpoint your search. I had a couple of blogs that I wanted videos for; one of them was a Yoga blog. Now I am a bit new to Yoga and for the uninitiated it can be a bit confusing, especially when you have so many new terminologies to get your head round. But sure enough after about half an hour I had videos embedded on my site. Considering Yoga has so many disciplines, postures and stances I was amazed! Practically every Yoga discipline was covered, I guess it must be a popular exercise.

Perhaps, one of the greatest reasons why Google Video is so popular is because of all of the choices that internet users, just like you and me have. With Google Video, you are not only allowed to watch the videos that are hosted on the site, but you can also create your own.  This means that you can create your own video; on just about anything that you want, even if you do not have any formal video making experience.  The good news is that with Google Video’s popularity, it is likely that your video will be viewed by thousands of internet users.

In addition to the wide variety of different choices, when it comes to using the website, you also have a number of different choices when it comes to paying for premium content.  Google Video, like many other online video websites, offers a collection of videos that are free to watch. In addition to offering videos free of charge, Google Video also has a collection of videos that you must pay for; however, they are optional to watch. These videos are often longer or have well-known celebrities in them. If you prefer not pay for an online video, you still have a number of different choices. There should be plenty of other free videos for you to choose from.

In fact, the videos that you can choose from are just another one of the many reasons why Google Video has become one of the most well known online video websites.  Popular video categories include music videos, television shows, animation, movies, comedy, and sports.  Additional categories are also available.  There are just too many categories to list; this means that you should be able to find whatever you want to watch online with Google Video.

It is also important to note that the site is easy to use. There are too many online websites, including a number of popular online video websites, which are difficult to use and navigate. This is not the case with Google Video.  If you are looking for a particular video, you can easily search for it or browse through all of Google’s categories.  Once you select the video that you would like to watch, it will load in no time at all. After you have watched the video, you can easily rate the video, if you choose to do so, in a matter of seconds.

If you haven’t already checked out Google Video, then jump over and have a gander. Google Video is watched by thousands, if not millions, of internet users, they host many different video producers from a wide choice of sites.

If you want to get really technical and generate sitemaps and RSS for your videos and video sites then check out these links.

Creating Video Site maps

Specialized Sitemaps (Video, geo, News, mobile …)

Youtube RSS form users or tags for your site

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4 comments to Simply Google Video

  • Sen and Qi

    I am terrible. I uploaded some of my crazy vids on Youtube and now I am putting them in Sqip lol. BW I added you to my friends and family blogroll on the Ebegging site. Hope to see you on the Sqip portal too!

    Sen and Qi´s last blog post..Mother’s Day, Buddha Day and Taiko Drumming!

    • Bill MassonNo Gravatar

      Hi Sen & Qi,
      Perhaps your efforts with Sqip will be more rewarding, I have reciprocated your link which is on the Link Page,
      I did have your link there before a couple of weeks back but since i couldn’t find my link on your blog i had to remove.

      I have one of my browsers home page set to Sqip, haven’t seen any real movement yet, I guess is going to be a while
      for people to actually use the service.
      Any way good luck,

  • I belive Hulu has a lot more professional content than google videos. And most of the amateur stuff from GV is on youtube already - they’re both owned by the same company afterall.

    • Bill MassonNo Gravatar

      Hulu who? lol….. OK I will check them out. and yes a lot of GV material comes from Youtube but they also get vids from many other providers and share share alike, in fact they may even have some Hulu vids as well.

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