YouTube celebrated its 6th birthday this week with a deluge of new stats. The most significant is that people we watching 3 billion videos per day and a rate of a Trillion a year. That’s a huge number.
The other great birthday present? Your views. We’re amazed that over this last weekend, you drove YouTube past the 3 billion views a day mark, a 50% increase over last year. That’s the equivalent of nearly half the world’s population watching a YouTube video each day, or every U.S. resident watching at least nine videos a day.
Just as a dollars experiment, imagine Google makes a very low-ball guess of $1 CPM. That’s $1B/year. And Google probably makes a multiple of that.
Also, users are uploading 2 days worth of video every minute. The numbers are staggering.