Archive for the ‘YouTube’ Category

Google YouTube 2011 Lunar Eclipse Full Fail

June 15, 2011

Google has prominently featured the ability to view via Youtube the total lunar eclipse visible to those earthlings in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, S.America but not North America on its home page today.

Google Lunar Eclipse 2011

Google Lunar Eclipse 2011

However, clicking through to YouTube mid eclipse yields the following message:

Google Lunar Eclipse Full

Google Lunar Eclipse Full


Not if everybody or even half of everybody in North America trys to log on to a single YouTube at the same time.


Google Contest: Ads Worth Spreading

January 4, 2011

From Chris Anderson, Curator of TED via The Google Adwords Agency Blog

Video is a powerful medium for spreading ideas. Over the past four years, TED has posted over 800 TEDTalks on and YouTube. We’ve been thrilled to see the world respond — watching the videos more than 375 million times.

Our mission — of spreading ideas around the world — is supported in part by advertising. And we believe that advertising should evoke the same emotions a TEDTalk does — it should make you think, make you respond, make you want to share — a great idea, a product that makes the world better, an initiative that might change the world. Like YouTube, we want to see the same level of passion in online ads as we do in our TEDTalks. So, we’ve created a challenge called ‘Ads Worth Spreading‘ to solicit the best ads that raise the bar, elevate the craft and invent new forms of online engagement.

We invite you to enter the competition. Entries can be hysterically funny, stunningly beautiful, or just intriguing, fascinating, ingenious and persuasive. For inspiration, check out examples of great creative on YouTube Show and Tell. It is free to enter, the submission deadline is February 7, 2011, and full contest rules are right here.

Converting purely commercial messages into contagious media sounds like the quest for the Holy Grail to me.

Google Webinar: Using Data To Better Connect With Your Customers

October 10, 2009

Google Analytics Evangelist Avinash Kaushik recently hosted a one and a half hour long webinar called “Using Better Data to Connect with Your Customers.”

Although I wasn’t able to attend the original webinar, watching this video at a time that was convenient for me was the next best thing to being there.

I look forward to seeing more webinars like this one on the Google Business Channel @ YouTube.

Fast Forward: Google and Wharton School Join Forces To Educate Marketers

September 23, 2009

Google and the Wharton School (the oldest business school in America) have joined forces and formed Fast Forward an online resource for educating and empowering marketers.

Google Wharton School Fast Forward

Google Wharton School Fast Forward

From the Fast Forward YouTube Channel:

Marketing is in the midst of a complex transformation. As consumers become more technologically sophisticated and choices multiply, marketing must adapt. Tune in to viewpoints from industry and academic thought leaders to acquire inspiring, empowering and actionable insights.

Google and The Wharton School have partnered to gather and provide quick perspective on managing the change in the marketing landscape. As we explore what will define success through marketing’s continual evolution, we aim to share ideas and lessons learned to help keep us all better informed and effective as the game – and conversation – rapidly progresses.

The following Google Experiments in Digital Creativity is an example of the content now available from the Google Wharton school Fast Forward project.

Add Latest YouTube News Videos to Your Website

August 24, 2009

Google Web Elements makes it possible to add YouTube News to any website.

Latest News Videos

Latest News Videos

I have been able to grab a single Associated Press video from YouTube and post it within my blog.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Add Latest YouTube News Videos to You…“, posted with vodpod

However I haven’t yet been able to post a news roll like those featured on the Google Web Elements site.

Google Web Elements

Google Web Elements

I have tried both the post video feature from within WordPress in addition to atempting to post video via the VodPod service.

Any ideas why I can’t embed the news roll from YouTube within a WordPress blog?

Eiffel Tower, Earth Hour on YouTube

March 28, 2009

Cities around the world are participating in Earth Hour on Saturday, turning off their lights to raise awareness for energy conservation.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

The French city of Paris has participated in Earth Hour by turning off the lights of the Eiffel Tower.

White House Town Hall Meeting with Google Moderator

March 24, 2009

To manage weekly town hall style meetings with its Founders, CEO and guest speakers, Google developed Google Moderator. t

Built on Google App Engine, Google Moderator lets Google conduct conferences with an audience of thousands in its offices around the world.

Managing Q&A with a large audience presents a unique challenge.

Google Moderator gives participants a way to submit questions and then vote for the ones they want answered.

Utilizing Google Moderator, the White House will be hosting an online town hall meeting on Thursday and has asked people to submit questions for the President and vote on which ones they think he should answer.

To take part in this experiment in large scale citizen participation, please visit:

How To Copy Items in Adwords Editor

March 22, 2009

Google Adwords continues to add a variety of “How To” video tutorials to the Google Business video channel on YouTube.

This quick video shows how to copy and move items within an Adwords account using Adwords Editor.

Central Intelligence Agency Ads on YouTube

March 12, 2009

The Central Intelligence Agency is recruiting via Sponsored Videos on YouTube.

Central Intelligence Agency Sponsored Videos

Central Intelligence Agency Sponsored Videos

I wonder who manages the search marketing campaigns for the CIA?

Does the Central Intelligence Agency manage their search marketing communications process in house or do they outsource their search marketing to a search marketing agency?

I didn’t discover the CIA video under a search for the Central Intelligence Agency or CIA. I stumbled onto their video under an entirely unrelated education industry keyword.

The CIA or their search marketing agency don’t appear to be marketing their recruitment program under CIA or Central Intelligence Agency keywords in YouTube.

Central Intelligence Agency

Central Intelligence Agency

Nor do they appear to bidding for the CIA or Central Intelligence Agency terms in Google search either.

Central Intelligence Agency Google Results

Central Intelligence Agency Google Results

Double Click is serving the Central Intelligence Agency’s Youtube Sponsored Video ads.

Double Click is owned by Google.

If you have an interest in pursuing a career with the CIA click here for more information.

100 Million Youtube Viewers

March 8, 2009

comScore reports Youtube surpassed 100 Million Viewers for the first time in January 2009.

14.8 Billion videos were viewed during January 2009, with Google sites including Youtube accounting for over 6.3 Billion videos viewed.

Videos Viewed January 2009

Videos Viewed January 2009

From comScore:

More than 147 million U.S. Internet users watched an average of 101 videos per viewer in January. Google Sites grew to 102 million online video viewers during the month, or more than two out of every three Internet users who watched video.

Top Online Video Properties

Top Online Video Properties

Online video watchers are not like the television viewing audience. The average video watcher viewed only 3 1/2 minutes of video online.