Today we saw the first step in the integration of Google Video and YouTube. Salar Kamangar, Vice President, Product Management for Google announced on the Official Google Blog this morning that all YouTube videos have been indexed for search in Google Video. When you click on the result however, it will take you to that video’s page on YouTube.
They also that Google Video and YouTube serve different purposes – which is very evident by their decision to keep both of them active. “Over time, Google Video will become even more comprehensive as it evolves into a service where you can search for the world’s online video content, irrespective of where it may be hosted,” Kamangar said. So will we be seeing Yahoo Video and MetaCafe video on Google Video search in the near future?
Finally, Kamangar vaguely spoke of the implementation of AdSense into Google Video / YouTube. Soon enough, publishers will be able to insert the video ads into their videos so they can make a little money…and make Google a lot of money. The master plan is unfolding right before our very eyes. Stay tuned as more develops.
A look ahead at Google Video and YouTube [Offical Google Blog]