Thursday, June 16, 2011...4:03 pm

“As seen on YouTube” information FAIL

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So, YouTube has introduced a groovy new feature called “As seen on YouTube”, which creates special pages of videos embedded on various blogs and other web sites. It’s a celebration of content curators, apparently.

Sounds great! How can I get my site’s curated YouTube video all in one place on an “As seen on  YouTube” page?

From YouTube’s blog post on the tool:

By crawling web feeds of sites that have embedded videos, we’ve built dedicated pages that highlight your embedded videos. This means that there is now a place on YouTube to find videos mentioned on your favorite blogssites.

Apparently the “As seen on…” link shows up on the bottom right of the video on YouTube.

What isn’t in the story is:

  • How do you get an “As seen on…” page?
  • When you get one, how do you know you’ve got it?
  • And how do you find it?
  • If you don’t want one, can you remove it?

And what about videos that have been shown on multiple blogs? Will YouTube list dozens of “As seen on…” links under each video? Or will it rotate them randomly? Or will it pick the most recent?

I’m not sure this has been properly thought through…

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