YouTube Changes the Names of Some Features

YouTube has announced a name change for some of the features on its site. They are as follows:

  • Spotlight Videos - These are videos that YouTube are entertaining or educational for the masses, so they highlight them.
  • Promoted Videos - Originally called "Sponsored Videos," these are the paid video ads - like paid search but for YouTube and with videos.
  • Featured Videos - These videos have gained popularity among YouTube's users and therefore get prominent attention on the largest online video site in the world.

What do you think of the name changes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Nathania was a Search Engine Watch news correspondent from 2008 to 2010. Before that, she held positions as Senior Editor at Bold Interactive and Search Marketing Copywriter at Fortune Interactive.