Bing Now Searches Music That You Can Listen & Play On Xbox Music

xbox PC World reports that Microsoft Bing has added a way to search for music available within Xbox Music. Now, if you search for a song, for example [U2 all that you can't leave behind] on Bing, on the right hand panel, you will see a box for "Listen to music." There, you will be able to either buy the song on Apple iTunes or Amazon MP3 or listen to it on Xbox Music. Here are a screen shots: Xbox Music allows you to stream a few hours of music per month before requiring you to pay for an Xbox Music Pass, which offers access to 18 million tracks for $10 per month. [...]

DailyMotion Says Google Is Cheating, Serves Up Its Own Video Content Over DailyMotion Videos

DailyMotion-logo-Feb-2014 The president of French video platform DailyMotion Giuseppe de Martino told UK newspaper The Independent he believes Google is leveraging unfair search practices, serving up YouTube videos in place of DailyMotion content. Independent reporter Ian Burrell writes: [De Martino] claims that sometimes when internet users search Google for DailyMotion videos they mysteriously don't appear - yet YouTube-hosted alternatives appear among results. According to the report, Google denies they have engaged in any unfair search result practices. DailyMotion boasts 120 million monthly unique visitor [...]

New AdWords For Video Reporting Now Rolling Out In Google Analytics

YouTube Growth-BrightEdge Google is introducing a new Video Campaigns report in Google Analytics to give advertisers more insights into the performance of their YouTube TrueView ads that are managed through AdWords for Video campaigns. The new report is rolling out in Analytics accounts over the next few days and can be found in the AdWords section under the Acquisition menu. The Video Campaigns report includes TrueView related metrics including Paid Views, Cost Per View, and Website Clicks. New metric groups such as Engagement provide a look at how users engage with both a video ad and the advertisers' website. [...]

Searching For Super Bowl Ads? Watch Our Official Playlist

Marketing Land's Official Super Bowl Ads Playlist on YouTube With all the excitement of the big game building and our third annual #Hashtag Bowl quickly approaching at our sister site, Marketing Land, we've put together a special page where you can watch all of the official Super Bowl ads as they go online. You'll also find teaser ads as well as alternate ad versions that won't make the broadcast, plus behind-the-scenes footage from commercial filming. The Marketing Land #Hashtag Bowl is our annual coverage of how social and other digital media are leveraged during America's premier marketing event, the Super Bowl. Tune in for pre- and post-game [...]

French Court Orders Google, ISPs To Block Or Delist Video Sites

Google Europe The High Court of Paris recently decided that French ISPs and search engines (Google, Yahoo and Bing) must completely block access or remove 16 copyright-infringing video sites from their indexes and search results. The case was originally filed in 2011. The successful plaintiffs were several France-based film and TV trade associations, including L’Association des Producteurs de Cinéma and La Fédération Nationale des Distributeurs de Films. These groups represented a range of producer interests including American film studios. Below are the domains that Google et al must now complet [...]

Google Shopping Visibility Plunges In “Universal Search” Results; Video Stays Dominant

Google logo Findings from a new study show the visibility of Google Shopping in Google's "Universal Search" results dropped significantly after the search engine implemented a new paid inclusion model. Video content also dropped but still remained by far the most dominant source mixed with web page listings. Searchmetrics, a provider of search and social analysis software, conducted the study by analyzing millions of listings to evaluate Universal Search results for videos, images, maps, shopping and news. Google implemented Universal Search in 2007 to offer an improved search experience for users [...]

Google Trends Now Shows YouTube Searches

trends_logo_lg Google announced on Google+ that they have expanded Google Trends to add YouTube search support. Now you can use Google Trends to see what searches are trending and spiking across the world from within YouTube search. The trend data for YouTube goes back to 2008. To use this, go to Google Trends and search for something. Then on the left-hand panel under "Limit to," choose "YouTube" to restrict the data to just YouTube searches. Here is a picture: For more details, see the YouTube Blog. [...]

These Five Websites Captured 20% Of All Search Result Clicks

search-click-top-news Once in every five times that someone clicks a search result, it goes to one of five websites: Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo, Wikipedia or Amazon. That leaves about 80 percent of search clicks for the rest of us. Going further, the top 500 websites received almost 50 percent of all clicks from search results, and the top 10,000 websites got almost 75 percent of all search clicks. All of this is according to the 2013 Digital Marketer Report from Experian Marketing Services (Hitwise). The company says that those five sites I listed above combined to get 20.07 percent of all clicks from US [...]

Searching For TV News Online

Most news organizations provide video content on their sites, and aggregators like Google News also offer video clips for some stories. But there are also some excellent search tools that focus exclusively on broadcast television news, and they can often take you to "all the news that's fit to watch" more quickly and efficiently than browsing the Web. Today, a look at "TV News Search and Borrow" (TV News), one of the many services the Internet Archive makes available, such as the incredible Web history archive, The Wayback Machine. "TV News Search and Borrow" allows you to keyword [...]

Election 2012: Searching And Researching The Presidential Debates

The final debate between U.S. presidential candidates Obama and Rommney airs tonight. Until the election next month, a lot of attention will continue to be on the presidential and vice presidential debates. Here's an easy and free way to keyword search debate video and then immediately view the video online. In fact, all of the presidential debates back to 1988 can offer keyword searchable video. Where do you search and access? Visit the wonderful, irreplaceable and important C-SPAN Video Library. I'll be taking an in-depth look at this resource in an upcoming report but [...]

YouTube Search Adds Time Watched As Ranking Factor

youtube-featured The YouTube Blog announced they have adjusted their ranking algorithm to include the time a video was watched. YouTube said they experimented with this ranking factor with suggested videos and it lead to "less clicking" and "more watching" and thus feels it is a good idea to add to the overall YouTube Search ranking algorithm. Part of this announcement, YouTube also added the time watched statistics to video producers YouTube Analytics dashboard. You can access the time watched statistics under the "Views" report. There is a section labeled "Estimated minutes watched." Here are screen sh [...]

The Google Dance: Google’s Eric Schmidt and PSY Dance “Gangnam Style”

Technology news site The Verge shared a photo and video of Google chairman Eric Schmidt doing the "Gangnam Style" dance while visiting Korea this week. He took a break from his tour of East Asia where he is launching the Nexus 7 to meet the PSY - the rapper behind the record-breaking viral YouTube hit. It's a good thing he brought his dancing shoes. The song is currently number two in the country on the Billboard's Top 100. Hankyung journalist Kim Kwang-hyun intially shared the photo in a tweet. You can also get a brief sense of Schmidt's dancing skills in the video below. Perhaps we ca [...]

Google: Many Popular Sites Will Escape Pirate Penalty, Not Just YouTube

youtube-featured Google says that YouTube isn't going to somehow solely escape its new "pirate penalty." Any popular site may be OK, as the penalty works off of more than pure copyright infringement reports. Nuances in calculating the penalty should save popular user-generated content sites, the company said. The Pirate Penalty Initially, it sounded as if sites with many copyright infringement complaints filed against them with Google -- such as those listed here in the Google Transparency Report -- would be at risk under the new pirate penalty Google will begin imposing next week. If that were the c [...]

How YouTube Will Escape Google’s New Pirate Penalty

youtube-featured Google has announced that it will soon penalize sites that are repeatedly accused of copyright infringement. But one site in particular doesn't need to worry: Google's own YouTube. It has a unique immunity against the forthcoming penalty. POSTSCRIPT: Please also be sure to read our follow-up article, Google: Many Popular Sites Will Escape Pirate Penalty, Not Just YouTube The penalty -- which we've dubbed the Emanuel Update -- impacts Google's web search results. If someone has reported a web search listing as being a copyright violation, using the DMCA takedown mechanism, that's a stri [...]

Google To Discontinue iGoogle, Once Google’s Fastest Growing Product

Google announced they are shutting down several products as part of their "summer spring cleaning" efforts. One of those products is iGoogle, once known to be Google's faster growing product. In fact, iGoogle at one point accounted for 20% of all visits to Google's homepage! Now, Google decides to kill it off on November 1, 2013. Why? Google said since the web and mobile are changing, and "with modern apps that run on platforms like Chrome and Android, the need for iGoogle has eroded over time." Google is giving iGoogle users 16 months to learn to use something else. Google is als [...]

Yahoo Images With Tiled Design, Latest & HQ Images & Getty Images Deal

yahoo-images-tiles Yahoo has announced some significant changes to their Yahoo Image and Video Search tools. They include a deal with sourcing Getty Images most recent collections plus an upgraded user interface design with added features to Yahoo Image and Video Search. Yahoo & Getty Images Yahoo extended their partnership with Getty Images to add their high quality new Getty Images to the search database. That is more than 20,000 added images every day by Getty Images’ network of photographers added to Yahoo Image Search every day. Yahoo said this will help them deliver "a more timely experience, su [...]

Watch, Know, Learn: A Rich Online Video Academy

The Khan Academy gets a lot of deservedly favorable attention for its breadth and depth of online video instruction. But there's another, similar site that I think deserves applause for quality, authoritative online video instruction. It also happens to be a freebie. It's called and it’s being developed for K-12 students and educators. While I don’t fit directly into either of those categories I like to think of myself as a "lifelong learner" and for that reason WatchKnowLearn has become an essential reference tool for me, perfect for a quick knowledge "tune-up," [...]

Bing Video Update: Larger Previews, Infinite Scroll & Related Content

Microsoft has announced on the Bing Search Blog an update to their video search features. Bing Video added larger video thumbnails when you hover over video results in the search results. They also added infinite scroll when you view videos on Bing Video. Additional search refinements for related content and a large video viewer and filmstrip were also added. Here is a screen shot of the preview thumbnails in the Bing search results: Bing's infinite scroll is popular on their image search, which lets users scroll through the search results instead of clicking on "next" for more re [...]

Four Seriously Cool Information Resources

As a librarian, researcher and frequent blogger, I'm constantly coming across incredibly useful online information resources that are most effectively searched using their own site search tools, rather than relying on general-purpose engines to surface their valuable content. I plan to start writing about these on a regular, ongoing basis, using a bullet-point format that highlights the most useful features of each resource, rather than doing in-depth reviews. Without further ado, here are the first four (of many more to come). C-SPAN Video Library Cost: free In three words, amazin [...]

Google Recommending New Video Markup

Google announced on the Google Webmaster Central blog that they are now adding video support for They are doing this in combination with Microsoft Bing and Yahoo Search as a "joint effort." Google says using the video markup is the "recommended way to describe videos on the web." Google added that they still recommend you continue with your other video XML formats, such as Video Sitemaps and mRSS feeds, if you use them. The new video markup won't impact the Video Sitemaps and mRSS feeds. The technical details on video markup can be found on an [...]

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