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YouTube gets boost in traffic after Viacom deal collapsed

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 26 Feb 2007 7:34 User comments (5)

YouTube gets boost in traffic after Viacom deal collapsed After Viacom Inc. demanded that YouTube remove about 100,000 clips from the service and ran off to sign a deal with Joost instead, the media focus helped to drive YouTube's traffic up 14% according to analysts at Hitwise. According to LeeAnn Prescott, writing on the Hitwise Intelligence Analysts Weblogs, this is double the average weekly traffic increase since the start of the year.
YouTube currently sits as the 12th most visited website on the entire Internet, behind giants like Yahoo, MSN, MySpace, Google and Hotmail. However, while it sits behind all of those other major Internet resources, all of the combined traffic of all U.S. Television networks' websites is still far behind YouTube's traffic.

The 56 TV cable and broadcast networks received about 0.48% of US internet traffic while YouTube dragged in 0.60% of all U.S. Internet traffic during the week of 17th February. "This is a landmark event in the changing face of web traffic and entertainment consumption, now that entertainment seekers are now more likely to go to YouTube than any other television network or gaming website", Prescott wrote.

YouTube is currently negotiating with several content providers, reportedly including the BBC.

Source:
Pocket-Lint.co.uk

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5 user comments

126.2.2007 16:02

Hopefuly this will lighten up the IP/CR nazis and let content be less restricted but I could be wrong, they will see it as a profit making tool and either try to get in on it or make them sleep with the fishes....

they cant stop the free shearing of information they can however make a profit off it without suing everything into the ground.

I have found I would be willing to pay for services just because they would be better organized and offer stable connections at normal speeds,however the current services I am looking for are only gray and black area stuff like user net.

I would be happy to pay 10-15 a month to a porn provider to have easy access to porn thats good quality and add free the off set of this would be to limit how much of it I can see in a month like 1GB per 5$ till you get into the normal price rang of porn sites at 30 something a month ,BTW anyone know any cheap porn sites?
PM me ^_~

Point is this can be applied to MP3s or anything else a constant monthly flow of cash to make a profit off off not MG is is the greedy and charge 30$ for a DVD/CD filled with 12.99 worth of martial...now I use the monthly fee as a example a buck a download is not to bad either however its kinda silly to charge a buck for things that are 10 years old and already have made there profit thrice....

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Feb 2007 @ 19:04

226.2.2007 18:51
pstamer
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Preach on brother.

327.2.2007 6:16
duckNrun
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Hey Zippy:

Winamp --> Media Library --> Scroll down to Online Service --> Shoutcast TV --> right pane click config --> click yes on 'show adult content' --> free streaming porn (LOL)

Actually it is soooo easy to get porn on winamp that a friend and I are amazed that some family friendly sorts haven't sued Winamp for making it 100% accessable to kids through their player!

427.2.2007 6:47

Originally posted by duckNrun:
Hey Zippy:

Winamp --> Media Library --> Scroll down to Online Service --> Shoutcast TV --> right pane click config --> click yes on 'show adult content' --> free streaming porn (LOL)

Actually it is soooo easy to get porn on winamp that a friend and I are amazed that some family friendly sorts haven't sued Winamp for making it 100% accessable to kids through their player!
ya but I am so fcking picky I like a preview shot to see if its worth seeing but how well sorted is it?

527.2.2007 20:47
ZippyG
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I wonder what percentage of the 0.60% is useless third world country traffic? I'd say more than half. =)

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