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YouTube is the worlds leader in video websites.YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators.

YouTube since its inception in 2005 is one of many social media channels that allow anyone with passion and purpose to display and spread their ideas and express themselves.
There are hundreds of YouTube partners earning 6 figure incomes from their presence on a free video channel.

Youtube was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion.

YouTube Traffic

  • 400 hours of video are uploaded every minute.
  • Over 4 billion videos are viewed a day
  • Over 800 million unique users visit YouTube each month
  • Over 3 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube
  • More video is uploaded to YouTube in one month than the 3 major US networks created in 60 years
  • 70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the US
  • YouTube is localized in 75 countries and across 61 languages
  • In 2014, YouTube had more than 1.8 trillion views
  • In 2014 there were almost 189 views for every person on Earth

YouTube Partner Program

  • Created in 2007, the YouTube partner program now has 100,000+ partners from 75 countries around the world
  • YouTube pays out millions of dollars a year to partners.
  • Hundreds of partners are making six figures a year.
  • Partner revenue has more than doubled for four years in a row.

Making Money from YouTube

  • YouTube is monetizing over 3 billion video views per week globally
  • 98 of AdAge’s Top 100 advertisers have run campaigns on YouTube and the Google Display Network
  • Hundreds of advertisers are using TrueView in-stream and 60% of our in-stream ads are now skippable

YouTube Product Metrics

  • YouTube has more HD content than any other online video site
  • There are thousands of full-length movies on YouTube
  • 10% of YouTube’s videos are available in HD
  • YouTube mobile gets over 600 million views a day
  • Traffic from mobile devices tripled in 2011
  • The YouTube player is embedded across tens of millions of websites

YouTube’s First Video

Youtube fist videos was uploaded on 23 Apr 2005 by one of its co-founder ‘ Jawed Karim’


The most watched video is

That title goes to the music video “Gangnam Style” by Psy. It has 2.23 billion views to date.



The rise of Facebook, Twitter and other social networks has accelerated the growth of YouTube as it enables discovery and sharing of online video.

  • 100 years of YouTube video are watched every day on Facebook
  • Over 1000 YouTube videos are shared on Twitter each minute
  • 100 million people take a social action on YouTube (likes, shares, comments, etc) every week
  • An auto-shared tweet results in 6 new sessions on average
  • There are 500 tweets per minute containing a YouTube link
  • Millions of subscriptions to YouTube happen each day. (Subscriptions allow you to connect with someone you’re interested in — whether it’s a friend, or the NBA — and keep up on their activity on the site)
  • More than 50% of videos on YouTube have been rated or include comments from the community
  • 50% of videos watched on Mobiles
  • Millions of videos are favorited every day

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