YouTube's Becomes Serial Kitten Killer, Deletes Many Kitten Videos

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During a recent clean up YouTube suspended a number of accounts and deleted hundreds of cat videos by mistake, an employee at the company admitted. While the accounts were reinstated many of the videos were lost.

"The suspensions were revealed by "Liz" at YouTube Support, who said that people have complained about their accounts being banned despite the fact that there were no strikes against those accounts and no grounds for suspension. Other than tedious comments and videos which are legion.

She said that the bans were made "in error", but did not state what exactly went wrong on Google's end. Potentially the problem was related to Google's new DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) compliance rules, which means Google will respond to copyright infringement allegations more swiftly with removals and bans," Tech Eye stated..

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Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.