Jan 12, 2006

Google's Video

Google's Video Store Premiers
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Today's article details what truly is a turning point for virtually everyone trying to sell ANYTHING to ANYONE online. This is a REAL "turning point" in the history of the Internet because this is when the most powerful Web technology just got EASY for all us little guys (who don't have a huge company, an IT dept. or a big budget).

What Jim talks about will do for ONLINE VIDEO what Amazon did for books and what eBay did for auctions... it's that HUGE!

Google's Video Store Premiers
- by Jim Edwards
© Jim Edwards - All Rights reserved

The trend for selling video on the Internet "vending-machine-style" got a huge boost with the announcement by search giant, Google, that their online video store opened for business.

On the surface, it appears they'll just sell old episodes of the "Brady Bunch," "Twilight Zone" and NBA games you missed.

However, on closer inspection, Google's online Video Store represents a whole-scale shift in communications power.

For those of you who might have missed it, let me quickly catch you up.

Last year, Google started publishing TV news content on their http://video.google.com site.

A short time later, they started accepting content from anyone with a video camera and something to show.

In very little time, Google started developing a huge grab bag of everything from community access TV clips to video game instructions to yoga tips - all on video streaming over the Internet.

In my opinion, this first stage served the purpose of gauging market interest and whether enough people would submit /watch video to make it worth taking the next step (selling video online).

Obviously, Google thought enough people had enough interest in consuming video online, because Friday, January 6, 2006 they announced the opening of their Video Store at http://video.google.com.

The store functions like a virtual vending machine, allowing visitors to stream video right on their computer screens.

If the copy protection is turned off, Google also enables users to download some paid video to their iPods and Sony PSPs to view on the go.

The individual publishers of the video content determine whether the copy protection gets turned on or off.

Also, content publishers determine the prices for their videos but, at the moment, most video still comes free of charge.

I will say, however, that Google's video service isn't perfect, but it works and, like everything else they do, it will get better because they operate with enough cash to make it work (if consumers want it).

With that said, what does all this mean to the individual content provider / information marketer?

What does this mean for distribution and consumption of video content?

First, it opens up a distribution channel for small content publishers (1-man shows) who could create excellent content, but, until now, lacked the technical expertise or server resources to deliver the video over the Web.

Second, it allows content providers to target micro-niche audiences who cannot be reached profitably through traditional advertising or distribution channels (Wal-Mart doesn't carry "Chihuahua Training Tips" videos).

Third, it creates a unique outlet for individual creativity like never before and will expose consumers to a whole new world of thought and content.

Though the service has its detractors, the video isn't high-definition, and the system has some kinks to work out, Google Video's approach will win out in the end.

Google's model has always been to "keep it simple!"

By making it simple for consumers to find and view video, as well as making it simple for content providers to upload and distribute video, Google will find itself at the center of an online video revolution comparable to the "golden age" of television in the early 1950s.

Jim Edwards is a syndicated newspaper columnist and the creator of an amazing course that will teach you step-by-step and click-by-click how to finally create your own money-making mini-sites...

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