You all heard the news already, Google To Acquire YouTube for $1.65 Billion in Stock;
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., October 9, 2006 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has agreed to acquire YouTube, the consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos through a Web experience, for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. Following the acquisition, YouTube will operate independently to preserve its successful brand and passionate community.
There are just tons of forum threads out there, here are a some of the many thread;
- Cre8asite Forums
- Search Engine Watch Forums
- DigitalPoint Forums
- Jim World
- High Rankings Forum
- V7N Forums
- Phil Craven's Forum
- SEO Chat Forums
- SitePoint Forums
- I Help You Forums
Is it like Google did a huge dance, but they didn't, instead they just forked over a ton of money to two young guys for 1.5 years of work.
Now, why are SEOs buzzing so much about this? Where is the money? How can they use this to benefit their rankings? :-)