The violently popular and beautifully free video serving website Youtube.com will begin to show ads on March 19th (tomorrow) if AdBrite.com [an advertising website] can be trusted. From this screen shot it appears that 1 day of sponsored advertising will cost a company $500 bucks. It’s a fair price, I would say. Their ‘ad zone description’ reads:
YouTube is the largest and fastest growing online video service streaming over 10 million videos daily.
I believe it. I remember when there were only a couple videos on it. I loved the service so much that I wrote an email in the ‘general contact’ area of the site. I love how it capitalized on such a simple idea and executed it so well.
I guess everyone needs to make some money. I can’t begin to imagine what their bandwidth bills are like.