Google Blogoscoped

Forum

Re: Monty Python’s YouTube Channel  (View post)

Jakub Konecki [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, January 22, 2009
10 years ago2,615 views

'According to YouTube' link seems to be broken...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Odd, it works here... which browser are you using? What do others see?

Jakub Konecki [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Google Chrome 1.0.154.43

It opens a YouTube blog page but there's no text – just Subscribe, Video Bar and Archive sections on the right.

Jakub Konecki [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Works in IE7 ;-)

Olivier Cahagne [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Linked page works ok for me, Google Chrome 1.0.154.43, "logged in" youtube if that makes a difference.

Jakub Konecki [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

It doesn't for me....

I've tried logged-in and not on two separate machines.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Jakub here's the full text, I guess it serves as press release and copying might be OK, though I might snip it later on...

--------------------------------------
January 21, 2009 | Posted by: The YouTube Team

Watch it on YouTube, then Click-to-Buy

We're happy when we can help YouTube users enjoy the content they love, and we're happy when we can help our partners build their businesses online – but we're happiest when we can do both.

That's why last year we launched our eCommerce platform for YouTube, which allows users to easily "click-to-buy" products – like songs and movies – related to the content they're watching on the site. The past few months have demonstrated that great content on YouTube leads to increased sales. For example, when Monty Python launched their channel in November, not only did their YouTube videos shoot to the top of the most viewed lists, but their DVDs also quickly climbed to No. 2 on Amazon's Movies & TV bestsellers list, with increased sales of 23,000 percent.

Today we're expanding the program beyond the US and the UK. Links to songs from the iTunes Store will now appear in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, so users from those countries who are drawn to a particular song can easily purchase it. And it's not limited to tracks on videos uploaded directly by our partners – partners can add these links to videos uploaded by users by using our our Content ID tools to claim videos that match their content.

We're also expanding and improving the ways in which these links are displayed. You may start to see click-to-buy links appearing as semi-transparent overlays that appear in the bottom of the video for a short period of time. This increased visibility should help even more people take advantage of this program.

As we said when we first launched click-to-buy links, this is just the beginning – over time, we're aiming to open up the program to cover many types of content beyond music. We've already experimented with links to purchase DVDs and video games, and we intend to experiment with links to additional types of products soon.

Happy shopping,
The YouTube Team
--------------------------------------

Art Nagy [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

The link doesn't work for me either. FF 3.0.5, Hungary. It helps, though, if you go to youtube.com/user/MontyPython instead of youtube.com/MontyPython.

Art Nagy [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Sorry, forget that last remark of me. The link works.

Brandon [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Links to the iTunes store ... once again, this is where we see the fruit of Google & Apple being ... well, in bed together.

Of course, I can't be too critical ... after all, iTunes is the giant, and it's convenient to deal with one giant.

This thread is locked as it's old... but you can create a new thread in the forum. 

Forum home

Advertisement

 
Blog  |  Forum     more >> Archive | Feed | Google's blogs | About
Advertisement

 

This site unofficially covers Google™ and more with some rights reserved. Join our forum!