As YouTube stated, almost 44% of all YouTube videos are watched embedded on other websites. No need to say the YouTube guys are looking for ways to seduce those embedded viewers into watching more videos and thus spending more indirect time on YouTube.
And that’s why in the beginning of november a few new features were launched, including a search box at the end of the video you just watched:
Smart and handy if you ask me. I’m sure this extra feature will increase the time users spend watching YouTube videos. But today I saw a little variation I haven’t been able to reproduce yet. On a page with three different embedded YouTube movie, one of the three had a search box added to the player at the beginning of the movie (hey, I don’t want to start a search before watching the video…). I don’t know whether it was just a test or something they plan to roll out in the near future. It looks something like this:
Looks strange, doesn’t it? Maybe you can reproduce it or know something more about it. So far, I found several articles and posts about a search box at the end of the movie, but I didn’t manage to find one about a search box before the movie starts…