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YouTube in Trouble?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by zebrahat, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    Just a blog item, but it signals things may massively change in the video field.

    PHP:
    http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13130&Itemid=1
    If YT went down, what competitor is best poised to replace it? How would your IM biz be impacted?
     
  2. fusilli_jerry89

    fusilli_jerry89 Regular Member

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    I wonder if it's even possible for the internet to make money without advertising.. Advertising is expected to fall dramatically in the future so how will any1 that isn't selling something make money online?
     
  3. spoiledrichdakid

    spoiledrichdakid BANNED BANNED

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    that defeats the purpose of youtube being a free site
     
  4. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    IMO this would be just good , less competition , cheaper ads

    Tho Here i could hear in radio most of ads were their's " buy ads from us lol" When i have larger budget and Good idea what to promote need try out
     
  5. themaster1

    themaster1 Junior Member

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    can you put the source (url) of the article or whatever 'cause i don't see nothing
     
  6. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    You should have just scrolled. Here's the text:

    YouTube deep in dog doo

    Written by Nick Farrell
    Monday, 13 April 2009 10:52

    Too many users not enough cash

    YouTube is about to go down the gurgler according to Benjamin Wayne the CEO of Fliqz.

    Writing in his purple prose stacked blog, Wayne said that YouTube, was an "incandescent tower of video Babel; monument to the sloughed-off detritus of our exponentially-exploding digital culture". Wayne described it as a "Technicolor cataract of skateboarding dogs, lip-synching college students, political punditry, and porn".

    However he claims that it has reached the zenith of its meteoric rise; and Icarus-like, wings melting; is spiraling back to earth. Murdering the metaphor he added that YouTube was soaring towards the future like a pigeon towards a plate glass window. We guess he didn't realise that pigeons can't soar upwards towards a plate glass window unless it was being towed behind a 747.

    Wayne pointed out that YouTube is on track to lose roughly $470 million in 2009 something its overlord Google is not going to be happy about. He said that the economics are hard to overcome and there is no way that YouTube will make enough cash to be sustainable in the long term. The outfit would have to make $9.48 for every video impression shown something which they cannot do.

    Wayne added that YouTube's traffic will grow and cost a fortune to run. He thinks that eventually the outfit will have to come up with a subscription.
     
  7. topcat

    topcat Junior Member

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    Youtube will never fail.

    They'll just increase the presence of adverts more and more.

    People will be pissed off sure but it'll lower the number of impressions which'll lower expenses and at the same time will increase revenue.

    They'll just keep increasing advertising until they make a profit.
     
  8. almir

    almir Power Member

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    Ironic, everyone makes money from YT except it's owners :)


    The best thing YT could do to cut down costs is to stop embedding of their vids.
     
  9. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    The problem is that the Credit Suisse analyst who made the $470M loss projection isn't taking into consideration the massive amount of hardware and infrastructure that is already owned, paid for, and necessary to the operation of Google as it is. Remember that these are projections and not reality and are based on his assertions of the cost of bandwidth and hardware for Google.
     
  10. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If I managed YouTube the first thing I would do is create a tool to search for links in video descriptions and save them all. Then signup to every affiliate and set a task to go through every video and replace it with my own affiliate link :D
     
  11. BoutMine

    BoutMine Regular Member

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    Yea that would be Hugh you would make so much money it would not be funny.
     
  12. Lutherblissett

    Lutherblissett Regular Member

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    YT losing money in the long run . . . bullshit. Do you know what the value of the data they collect on users is worth? Do you know how much this site is accessed?. . . traffic is king! Do you realize that they are yet to properly institute a complete adwords campaign? They are slow rolling this system and messing around with it a bit.

    If they wanted to increase revenue there are a million ways to do so with that type of traffic. The blog post is so short sited. . . and its written by the CEO of some pohdunk competition. . . come on. . its like the PM of Tuvalu sending out a press release that China's collapse is immanent.

    Take a good look at 'Fliqz'. . .its a f*cking joke. Its charging for what YT does for free. . .and at a huge premium. for $199/mo. . . you can send out 500K streams ... lol . . come on what is that worth? . . and they talk about how YT is just dogs on skateboards, porn, etc. too funny. That is what people are. . idiot! Next the CEO of 'noname book' will declare facebook a bust. Its apparent they didn't get the memo on Web 2.0 and the direction of the web since its inception.

    The only thing that will replace YT is something that provides a better user experience, or one who actually pays the uploaders of the video, and deducts the cost of bandwidth streaming, etc.

    . . and $9.49 per video impression . . . who conjured up this number Merlin?