A Quick History of YouTube

August 9, 2011

6 years is a long time on the internet.

YouTube now gets 2 billion hits per day, and its growth has been a huge part of Google’s success in the past few years. They’re now monetizing more than 2 billion video views per week, and 70% of their traffic comes from outside the U.S. The future is bright; it’s the most viewed mobile website with 7.1 million unique views per month, and its now the world’s second largest search engine too.

Advertising on YouTube has evolved massively since it launched its first ad concept in 2006, and the quality of the current offering is being recognised by advertisers; 94 of Adage’s top 100 advertisers are advertising with YouTube.

Check out this infographic which tracks the life of YouTube so far:

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