Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube now has more than a million video artists from over 30 countries around the world. 70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the US, the site is localized in 53 countries and across 61 languages. More than 1 billion unique users visit http://www.youtube.com/ each month to watch 4 billion+ hours of video each month. 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
Thousands of advertisers are using TrueView in-stream and 65% of our in-stream ads are now skippable
There are a million+ businesses advertising on Google ad platforms, the majority of which are small businesses
Subscriptions allow you to connect with someone you’re interested in. In May 2013, YouTube began charging for some subscriptions although the vast majority of content is still free.
Mobile and Devices
People watch one billion views a day on YouTube mobile. Globally, 25% of YouTube’s views come from mobile devices
“Statistics.” YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 12 May 2013.