Google Creates Video "Vending" Machine Online
- by Jim Edwards
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It's really no secret that search giant, Google.com, wants
to own the gateway to all media online.
They operate the Web's most popular search engine,
largest free blogging service, and one of the largest news
Recently, Google started offering video from their website.
Google's video offerings so far, comprised mostly of
documentaries, news, and daytime talk TV programs,
represented a testing device to get the kinks out of their
video delivery and search system.
Now, thanks to widespread availability of high-speed
Internet access, inexpensive desktop video editing, and the
emergence of portable video players, Google is steadily
ramping up what will surely become the Web's first video
Log on to Video.Google.com and search a limited number of
available TV shows.
Curiously, most do not allow you to play video, only to see
still screen shots of the show and read a transcript taken
from closed captioning for the hearing impaired.
However, based on the fact that Google recently started
accepting video submissions through their website, this
format is about to change drastically.
Originally, speculation about Google's new video service
centered squarely on video "blogging, " where online
pundits would share their thoughts in video rather than
However, after releasing more details, it appears that
Google maintains much grander plans for online video than
just allowing people with a camcorder to rant and rave.
Currently Google is in the "gathering" stage. This means
they are accepting video submissions from content providers
with very few restrictions.
Basically, Google says they want original content, no porn
or offensive content, and they want it in a very specific
video format (mpeg2 or mpeg4 with MP3 codec).
Other than that, the sky is literally the limit. For
specifics, log on to https://upload.video.google.com/ and
click the "Find out more" link.
Right now it appears that Google decided to gather as much
content as possible before offering any of it to the
public, so you currently can't view any videos.
Google also states that they will allow content providers
to either charge for their videos or allow viewers to watch
them for free.
Google states they will collect the money, take a small
fee, and pay the content provider. This alone should excite
anyone who sells content online because the barrier to
entry (high-speed servers, video delivery, credit card
processing, customer service) just got a lot lower.
Plus, it's a safe bet that Google will find a way to
integrate revenue producing videos into their pay-per-click
Combine all this with the recent emergence of truly
portable digital video players (Sony PSP, Creative Lab's
Zen Media Center), and beginning of video-on-demand through
the Internet just arrived. Now this doesn't mean growing
pains won't occur.
The biggest drawback to searching for and finding online
video is that each video file must have a text transcript
associated with it in order to get properly indexed by a
In the beginning, this will slow the production of new
Despite these and other growing pains, plan on Google
opening up the first and largest video "vending" machine
online within 12 months.
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Wednesday, April 06, 2005
"How to be #1 on Google Adwords and Pay the Least"
by: Anik Singal
Whether you're promoting an affiliate program or your own
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a book - however, this particular article is going to make
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and out rank them at the same
Google has a unique system of ranking their ads that allows
you to be on the top even if you're paying the least per
Just make sure you have the highest click-through rate on
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1. Have a killer start - don't be cheap, spend the most in
2. Consistently test your ads to improve your click through
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One of the biggest mistakes people make when they launch a
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"A web site a week"
by Phil Wiley, author of Mini site Profits.
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The other day someone interested in buying my book
Mini Site Profits wrote and said they could only spare
an hour a day to make money online, and wanted "a return
relatively quickly and without a lot of sweat, blood and
My first thought was to tell them to forget it, so I did.
Making an online income, or rather, building a web business,
requires a lot of hard work. Work and time and energy and
ideas and enthusiasm.
But they persisted (a good sign) so I thought about it
for bit and emailed this to them:
"Ok, it's true that my book gives step by step instructions
on how to build small direct response sites that sell.
But like everything else it takes work.
There's just no way around it. You've got to put time and
What I used to do is get up at 4 every morning to get
stuff done before my family got up. It knackered me, of
course, but I did it for a year and achieved a lot.
Anyhow, I reckon you could probably build a mini site
a week by spending around 1 hour a day on it. That's 7 hours.
But you've got to work hard. Not get distracted.
Here's a very simplified look at how to do it.
Monday - you could spend an hour researching what to build
One of the best ways to do this is take a good hard look
at what people are searching for. Different things are hot at
different times. Right now you might want to look at selling a
season-related product. Computer gear and software is always
hot. So are USB Pen Drives (I've got one, they're great for
moving stuff between computers, mini disc and mp3 players, and
other small electrical items).
You need to find a desirable online product to promote. A
little research will go along way here. In many cases it will
tell you exactly what you should be selling online.
Tuesday - Visit Overture to see what people are willing to
pay for high rankings on your chosen search terms. If people
are paying for a high position they're probably making money
from it. Taking USB Pen Drives as an example, discover that
23 cents will get you top spot in Overture and 5 cents will
get you 8th spot. See... http://www.overture.com
Wednesday - you spend an hour looking for a good affiliate
program to promote from your site. One that ties directly in
with the hot keywords you've chosen. A good place to start is
Allan Gardyne's http://www.associateprograms.com another is
Commission Junction at http://www.cj.com
Thursday - check out the opposition. Take a look at lots
of other sites selling the product you want to promote and
work out how they're doing it. Which site are you likely to
buy from? And why?
Start gathering material/info you can use for content on
your site. Don't just "borrow" writing that someone else has
done. There are plenty of free article resources on the net,
but preferably write some of your own material too.
Friday - Look up available domain names, and ideas for domain
names by using Name Boy http://www.nameboy.com which lets you
enter your chosen keywords. Register the name you choose with
Name Boy or your favorite domain registrar. I usually use
http://www.godaddy.com or http://www.namebargain.com
Get your web site hosted. My book Mini Site Profits lists
a number of reliable web hosts which only charge $1 a month.
Saturday - build your web site. Make it at least a couple
of pages, but for the best search engine results put together
a site of 5-8 pages. Make sure the site "presells". Don't use
hard sale copy. Just get people interested so that they click
through to the merchant site in a buying mood.
Sunday - Go through your site again to check for mistakes.
Make sure the links work, especially the ones to the
affiliate program you've chosen to promote. Upload it to
your new web host.
Then spend the rest of your hour buying slots in the pay-
per-click search engines. ( The very best place to decide
which one's to use is http://www.payperclicksearchengines.com
which lists 380 of them and reviews the best) and also take
a good, hard look at using Google Adwords.
Finally, when you have time, submit your new site to the
top search engines. Your mini site is not likely to rank well
unless you've taken a lot of care over the content - stayed
on topic, keyword density, etc - but if you build a number
of mini sites covering the same niche from different angles,
and link them all together, you're likely to rank
a lot higher.
I go into all this in great detail in Mini site Profits,
Posted by Mded at 3:51 AM