Anyways guess what You Tube just announced a partner program that will let You Tube users get paid for people watching their videos. They haven't yet released how this was going to happen yet though the TechCrunch article seems to mention adsense ads from the You Tube site. I think they will start making the embedded videos more like the video adsense ads or the Metacafe videos that pop up ads in the actual screen even for embedded ones.
What's the criteria for joining the program?
You create original videos suitable for online streaming.
You own the copyrights and distribution rights for all audio and video content that you upload -- no exceptions.
You regularly upload videos that are viewed by thousands of YouTube users.
You live in the United States or Canada.
Who will this benefit? Video bloggers who already get thousands of hits to their video blogs. Chris Crocker anyone? The people who sneak in camcorders to the movie theaters, especially for hits like the Star Wars trailors.
What is this going to do to the overcrowded making money online blogs? I think we're going to stop seeing wall of text niche keyword posts, and more video posts like Pam on Shoemoney. Videos while they don't have a lot of SEO power, will be a lot harder to scrape. Scraper sites that take just the videos, won't get any keywords from them to get money from adsense either.
What else are we going to see even more now? A major abuse of social networking like Digg, Stumble etc to just get the hit counters up. Don't we already see this now for sites like Metacafe? Yes we do. Is it going to get a lot worse from here on out if Google doesn't be careful? Definitely. Now excuse me while I go sign up to this, and buy a camcorder from Amazon.