YouTube Pops Above Google Video Thanks To SNL Clip

So here’s a mashup for you. I wrote
earlier about
YouTube and how I didn’t really trust Alexa data to prove the popularity of
anything. Gary
wrote
of a popular Saturday Night Live skit being shared through places like
YouTube and Google Video. LeeAnn Prescott over at Hitwise puts the two together
with some nice charts to show YouTube’s rising popularity plus a big boost it
got thanks to that SNL clip.


SNL Chronicles of Narnia Rap causes YouTube to Overtake Google Video Search

is the rundown, and you can see how it caused a big uptick at YouTube — so much
so that YouTube overtook Google Video in usage. But also note that YouTube has
been steadily gaining for the past few months. The Hitwise data I trust more
than Alexa monitoring, so color me convinced that the service is growing! Yahoo
Video remains well above both of the other services, however. What’s not growing
is AOL’s long established Singingfish site.

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