Google & Yahoo vs. YouTube

fishy.jpgI’ve just noticed that my videos get far more views on Google Video and Yahoo Video, despite the fact that YouTube has the lion’s share of online videos. I have two theories:

1. YouTube is so annoyed with me that they do anything they can (without being obvious) to ensure that my videos don’t get played.

2. The less paranoid and more realstic answer: The video/viewer ratio is much better on Google and Yahoo. In other words, fewer people submit to Google and Yahoo, so it’s easier to get views.

Does anyone else have this experience? I’m all for the paid-content models, but simultaniously we amateur videographers have to “fish where the fish are.”