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New Video Search Engines Launch

Lee Odden     Online Marketing

Yahoo launches video search engine. It searches for files in Microsoft’s Windows Media, Apple Computer’s QuickTime and RealNetwork’s Real Media. From CNet

It’s a bit like image search. You enter your keyword phrase and search results come back in a grid of thumbnails. Click on a thumbnail and it splits the screen into two frames (horizontal) with the thumbnail at the top including a “Play Video” link and the original web page below – much like Google images.

Blinkx video search engine is launched. Sources include Fox News, HBO, ESPN, National Public Radio and the BBC World Service. From ZDNet

Enter your search phrase and the next screen shows a left side column with your query box on top and buttons for all the news sources. The rest of the page shows search results. What’s cool here is that the search results are presented with an icon that is showing the video and descriptive text to the right. Not all the videos play and they are small, but you can get a quick idea of what the video is like. A very cool feature. Click on a preview video icon or the link and you can view the video.

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on B2B marketing topics including content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.