17 Staggering YouTube Statistics

by Alex DiVincenzo on June 30, 2012

YouTube Statistics

YouTube is the third most-visited site on the web, behind Google and Facebook. Here are 17 interesting facts about YouTube. The staggering numbers come directly from YouTube.

  1. 60 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. That’s an hour of footage per second!
  2. Over 4 billion YouTube videos are viewed each day.
  3. More than 800 million unique users visit YouTube each month.
  4. Over 3 billion hours of video are watched on YouTube each month.
  5. 70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the U.S.
  6. YouTube is localized in 39 countries and across 54 languages.
  7. In 2011, YouTube surpassed 1 trillion views in 2011. That’s almost 140 views for every person on Earth!
  8. YouTube created its Partner Program in 2007 and now has over 30,000+ partners from around the world.
  9. YouTube monetizes over 3 billion video views per week.
  10. YouTube has more than eight million reference files in our Content ID database. That’s more than 500,000 hours of material.
  11. YouTube has more high definition content than any other online video site. Approximately 10% of the site’s videos are available in HD.
  12. YouTube mobile gets over 600 million views a day. Traffic from mobile devices tripled in 2011.
  13. The YouTube player is embedded across tens of millions of websites.
  14. 500 years worth of YouTube videos are watched every day on Facebook.
  15. Over 700 YouTube videos are shared on Twitter each minute.
  16. 100 million people take a social action on YouTube (likes, shares, comments, etc) every week.
  17. Millions of videos are favorited and millions of subscriptions happen every day.

Clearly, YouTube is the dominant force for online videos. Its success is continuing to grow with time.

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This article was written by Alex DiVincenzo. Alex is the webmaster and director of social media at Home Based Business Success Center. He is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. In his free time, music, writing, photography, and film making.

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