Posted June 8, 2007 10:12 am by with 2 comments

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Garrett Rogers has details of a new test by Google’s YouTube to display related videos in their embedded video player. Related video suggestions is not a new feature for YouTube, but the introduction to their embedded player is.

As Rogers suggests, this is a smart move by Google, as I would imagine a good percentage of YouTube’s videos are watched via someone’s site or blog. Adding the related video content is just a hop and a skip away from adding related video ads.


  • The related videos and later the sponsored videos makes a lot of sense. As a user I wouldn’t mind the related videos assuming they really are related. The idea of having sponsored videos in there certainly makes sense for Google and again as long as they are related to what I’m watching wouldn’t bother me at all.

    They will need to be unobtrusive of course, but based on the image it looks like they don’t interfere with the video currently playing.

  • I love this feature, it is definitly wort if it is on someones blog.