YouTube: The 2nd Largest Search Engine

YouTube The 2nd Largest Search Engine

YouTube is Transforming the Way We Discover Information Via the Web

2005: Founded in 2005 by three former PayPal employees

Bigger than Bing, Yahoo, Ask and AOL combined

1 billion unique monthly visitors

Nearly 1 out of every 2 internet users are on YouTube

YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network

If YouTube were a country it would be the largest in the world after China and India

It processes more than 3 billion searches a month

Bought in 2006 by Google for $1.65 billion

Fastest growing video sharing website in the world at the moment

100 hours of video are uploaded every minute

6 billion hours of video are viewed every month

( 50% increase in one year )

1 billion: Mobile makes up more than 25% of YouTube's global watch time with more than one billion views a day

Rankings: While the official formula to how rankings are made is unknown, these 4 factors seem to have impact:

- Number of views

- Video Description

- Video Title

- Video Ratings (likes, dislikes)

YouTube - Making Searching More Visual and Engaging

YouTube: The 2nd Largest Search Engine

shared by VisualApogee on Aug 03, 2013 in Social Media


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YouTube has changed the way we search for things on the web. Now videos are more popular than ever and continuing to increase in this popularity.
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