Bulletin from the Googleplex: Google to Search “All the World’s Videos”

By on 08/05/2007 11:57 AM @beet_tv

The scope of videos found by searching Google Video has expanded in recent months from just clips on  Google Videos to include YouTube.

Since May, when the company announced the future of universal search, clips from Metacafe and Atomicfilms.com have shown up on Google Video searches.   (Industry sources, outside of Google, tell  Beet.TV that other  major  video sharing sites will be  included shortly.)

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Thumbnail displays (that’s me) of video images have become increasing evident on Google Video search pages. 

According to spokesman Gabriel Sticker, Google is working hard to expand the scope of its "universal search" of video.  He says that Google will search and index "all the world’s videos."

He makes the point that most of the world’s videos are not yet digitized, and that vast universe will be searched and organized.  So, this universal search program will be far more extensive than just effectively searching video sharing and other video sites.  Wow!   

Notwithstanding progress with video search by Google, the Web-based search of video works extremely well right now.  How’s that?  If a video clip sits on a Web page that is properly maximized for Web search, the Google spiders that discover text, will deliver a page with the video. Beet.TV has very good "googlejuice" — so our clips are found through conventional web search.

I was at the Googleplex on Tuesday for this chat with Gabriel.

Update/P.S. Thanks to John Battelle who calls the clip "worth a quick watch."

 

No Beets in the Google Garden :(

Among all the new activities on "campus," is a beautiful vegetable garden which supplies the corps of in-house chefs who feed all those clever workers.  I was disappointed to learn that they don’t grow beets — seems that most of the veggies are growing in pots and shallow beds — not much room from root vegetables, one of the gardeners told me.    

— Andy Plesser

Grab the emed code of this interview with Gabriel.

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