Google’s Baby YouTube Needs Help

Google’s adopted some babies in the past and it’s really interesting. I can’t name them all but I sure can name you the biggest few. YouTube (of course), Blogger (another of course!) and Picasa.

Google bought up these baby companies and have been babysitting them, raising and nurturing these little ones for a long few years and I am sitting here, wondering how Google’s trying to bring back those BILLIONS or at least, not lose any more MILLIONS. It was mentioned here that Google’s losing more or less (perhaps MORE) four-hundred-and-seventy million bucks on YouTube alone. Every year.

We all love YouTube. Who doesn’t? My kids love YouTube. You find loads of interesting stuff on YouTube. You learn to cook on YouTube but it’s funny because Google’s big enough to run their very own Google video which makes the acquisition a little nonsensical.

I think the purpose of the purchase was the initial hope of turning those jaw-dropping page views into an jaw-dropping money-making machine monster Godzilla!

Based on reports, it’s quite clear that they’re still a little off-mark but can we blame it on the economy? Can we blame it on the fact that not as many people are interested in clicking on advertisements that actually LOOK like adverts?

Can we blame it on the fact that more and more people are beginning to trust online social networking sites, recommendations and reviews found in trust-worthy blogs that they regularly visit? It’s a wonder how the huge search Giant is going to turn the video-site into the kind of money-making machine that they were hoping for it to be.

The ads are annoying, by the way. Most people I’ve asked say that they instantly click away the adverts that appear at the bottom of the videos away the moment they appear.

Google may not….I’m just thinking aloud here….throw in the towel on YouTube but we can feel the stress the people behind these two companies are feeling from all the way out here.

Someone’s (or lots of someones are) is wringing tear-drenched towels out there.

But that’s just me again….thinking aloud.

Marsha Maung is a Malaysian-based freelance writer with two kids. She spends her time ferrying her kids around, watering her plants, writing web content, SEO stuff, ghostwriting books and also indulges in the occasional Facebook-ing. Visit her blog for more dirty details on the life and times of a mother, writer, designer, housekeeper, coffee-maker, poop-wiper, chef…and just about everything else under the sun.

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