Not too long after Google’s purchase of YouTube, I read a theory about the two that went like this:
If your site has videos from YouTube on it, your site will have a higher page rank in Google than similar sites that don’t.
The basis for the aforementioned theory was reasonable enough: Google bought YouTube, so Google would naturally want to make sure You Tube is as well promoted as possible. Therefore, Google would tend to position sites with YouTube video links in a more favorable search ranking position than similar sites without them.
Frankly, I don’t know if anybody has ever put this theory to the test and found a conclusive answer. But it does seem plausible doesn’t it?
In other news, Microsoft’s Bing just started up a few months back. I hear with that search, you buy an XBox360 and your blog or site is guaranteed Top 10 placement (joking)!