The Race For YouTube Monetization By Copying Hulu

November 24th, 2008 by Avatar X Leave a reply »


You read that right. i said it.  it has been already reported that in one year from now Hulu Will Match YouTube Revenue. the difference is that Hulu is already making a profit and YouTube is only Recouping Costs and Trying to be profitable. i called it over a month ago and i call it again. there is a certain urge and almost desperation of Google to recoup the cost of YouTube and be able to make a Profit next year and the recent movements are clear show of this because they are adding features to stay current but they are also adding advertising that matches and tries to leapfrog what Hulu has been doing so far. i am glad because this finally means that YouTube will be as portable as possible within any YouTube Embed Video.

YouTube Embed Search


You would think that the Search Engine goliath would had been able to beat Hulu to this but no. Hulu has search in its Embeds from almost 5 months ago.

YouTube Embed Advertising

Pre, Mid and Post Roll is not enough and you need to pretty much harass the Gen X and Gen Y these days so now you will be able to enjoy of better overlay Widget Advertising. and all of this along the Ads in YouTube pages is now finally fully AdSense Powered. so you know they are being serious.


As i said before. YouTube is Google biggest money hole and Google hates it. right now YouTube is a 2 billion dlls hole that needs to be filled up as soon as possible. For example YouTube biggest acquisition. aQuantive will be fully paid up and raking money by the end of 2009. YouTube will not see True Black numbers until 2010 unless Google pulls up something miraculous.  it is funny how Web 2.0  poster properties like Twitter and YouTube are only profitable for Third Parties and a burden to who developed them because they have become integral to the modern web.

And people said Mark Cuban was totally wrong when he said that Hulu should be able to beat YouTube by 2009. now the projections back him up. i guess that is why he is a billionaire right?.

The YouTube Feature i want the most is that YouTube can indeed be portable and gains full controls and menu browsing while on full screen. that would be a bigger deal than their insane dwellings of thinking in HD quality video that will surely burn money faster than a California fire outbreak (low pun, i know).

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