Google has just announced another step towards Google Video’s end destination: becoming THE search service for world’s online video content, irrespective of where it may be hosted. The first move was including YouTube movies in Google Video’s search results last November. Now they’ve given the video service a face lift to enhance the users’ video browsing experience.
You can choose any of three ways to view your video search-results: a traditional list view, a grid view and, for those of you who like to maximize your video-watching efficiency, a TV view, where you can watch an embedded video while continuing to view your search results next to the video for a more seamless browse and search experience.
But there’s one change that is more interesting: the timeline view on the homepage. You can look up what the most viewed, most blogged, most shared, hottest videos are, and there’s a Movers & Shakers page. This is the most blogged-about video of today:
Improving video browsing is a smart move, if you ask me. Although Google has to put some effort in integrating other video services if they want to gain some street credibility. Yet they’re probably not interested in that, since their large audience couldn’t care less about Dailymotion or Vimeo. That’s just us, Web 2.0 geeks…