Mind-blowing facts about YouTube

11/13/2020 |

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YouTube can be a valuable tool. But what do you know about it? Here is a list of some facts about YouTube that might blow your mind.

  • YouTube was started in a tiny office above a restaurant in a tiny California town. It began in 2005 and grew so rapidly that Google bought it in late 2006.
  • Today, 73 percent of adults in the United States use YouTube.
  • There are 2 billion active YouTube users globally.
  • YouTubers upload 500 hours of content every minute.
  • The most-watched film on YouTube is “Despacito.”
  • The very first YouTube movie to 1 billion views was “Gangnam Style” by Psy.
  • The video with the most views in 24 hours is “Boy with Luv” by BTS and Haley.
  • Adele’s “Hello” beat all other videos to 1 billion views, clocking in at 87.4 days.
  • The most-uploaded game on YouTube is Minecraft.
  • RyanToysReview made Ryan Kaji the highest-earning YouTuber in 2018. He made $22 million.
  • 64 percent of YouTubers report viewing misleading or false content.
  • The attention rate for ads on YouTube is 62 percent compared to television’s 45 percent.
  • YouTube is estimated to be valued at $140 to $160 billion.
  • YouTube is the second most popular social media platform in the world. 79 percent of internet users report having a YouTube account.
  • In July 2006, YouTube accounted for 60 percent of all online video views.
  • YouTube reaches more people aged 18 to 49 than all of the TV networks together.
  • YouTube ranks second only to Netflix as the favorite way to view videos on TV screens for users aged 18 to 34.
  • In the US, 81 percent of internet users between the ages of 15 and 25 use YouTube.
  • 15.2 percent of the traffic on YouTube comes from the U.S.
  • The revenue on YouTube for 2018 was estimated to be between $9.5 billion and $14 billion.
  • 2018 ad revenue for YouTube was estimated to be between $3.36 billion and $4.43 billion.
  • YouTube is number two on the list of most-visited sites in the world.
  • There are over 30 million visitors on YouTube each and every day.
  • People use YouTube for an average of 40 minutes per session on mobile.
  • YouTube averages 1 billion mobile views per day.
  • YouTube has local versions of the network in over 100 countries.
  • YouTube is accessible in more than 80 languages.
  • The YouTube partner channel with the most views is UMG, which has artists like Taylor Swift.
  • Users view 1 billion hours of content on YouTube every day.
  • Google generates $4 billion in revenue yearly from YouTube.
  • “Gangnam Style” broke YouTube’s view counter.
  • A team of 10,000 reviewers removed 32 million inappropriate videos from YouTube in 2018.
  • As of June 2018, there were 300,000 paying YouTube TV subscribers.
  • 62 percent of businesses use YouTube to post business-related content.
  • Over 70 percent of the time spent on YouTube is on mobile.
  • 90 percent of people report using YouTube to find new brands or products.
  • YouTube users spend 11 minutes and 50 seconds on the platform.

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