blinkx Wants To Pay You To Share Video Online

Oct 10th, 2007 | By | Category: Making Money with Podcasts, Streaming Video, Video

Blinkx TVVideo search engine company blinkx today launched a new service that promises to pay you for embedding videos into sites and blogs.

Based on the blinkx AdHoc video contextual advertising platform, the new widget places relevant text advertisements against embedded video from popular sharing sites such as YouTube, GoogleVideo and DailyMotion. blinkx will share 50 percent of the revenue generated from the ads with users. Payments will be facilitated through PayPal.

“We wanted to reward people for the role they played in sharing and promoting video legally on the Web,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “blinkx’s new AdHoc widget enables Internet users to monetize the video they choose to embed on their webpages and blogs quickly and easily.”

Here’s how to use new widget:

  • Click on the AdHoc tab on www.blinkx.com.
  • Create an account, if you don’t have one, using your e-mail address and a password.
  • Enter your PayPal account information for payment.
  • Copy the embed code of your video from Web sites such as YouTube, MySpace, or Google Video and drop it into the text box indicated.
  • Finally, copy and paste the AdHoc widget code provided by blinkx into your Web site, blog or social networking page

via CNN

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