YouTube Offering Sponsored Videos

    November 13, 2008
    Chris Crum

YouTube’s at it again. Monetization that is. They’re now offering Sponsored videos.

A post at the Official Google Blog says:

We are constantly working to develop the right advertising format for the right content and experience on YouTube. That’s why our primary focus with Sponsored Videos is to build a platform consistent with the site’s search and discovery experience. Just as AdWords provides people with relevant, non-obtrusive advertising, we hope that Sponsored Videos will provide useful, engaging content, accessible to advertisers of all kinds.

We think this is a great first step for offering users, partners, and advertisers search marketing solutions on YouTube. Like Google, our philosophy at YouTube is continuous innovation, so we will work to improve Sponsored Videos by listening to your feedback and observing the auction as it takes time to fully develop. We hope that by leveraging much of the technology and insight of the AdWords team, we can make this transition as easy as possible.

It will be interesting to see what other monetiziation methods they have in store. They seem to be rolling them out left and right lately.