From silly cat videos to instructional tutorials and political rants, YouTube has become a constant staple of the connected lifestyle – and they’ve got the users to prove it! According to a new announcement from Google, YouTube has now reached 1 billion monthly unique users – that’s nearly 15% of the population of the entire planet!
From the YouTube blog:
In the last eight years you’ve come to YouTube to watch, share and fall in love with videos from all over the world. Tens of thousands of partners have created channels that have found and built businesses for passionate, engaged audiences. Advertisers have taken notice: all of the Ad Age Top 100 brands are now running campaigns on YouTube. And today, we’re announcing a new milestone: YouTube now has more than a billion unique users every single month.
What does a billion people tuning into YouTube look like?
- Nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube.
- Our monthly viewership is the equivalent of roughly ten Super Bowl audiences.
- If YouTube were a country, we’d be the third largest in the world after China and India.
- PSY and Madonna would have to repeat their Madison Square Garden performance in front of a packed house 200,000 more times. That’s a lot of Gangnam Style!
That’s a damned impressive milestone, bringing YouTube to nearly half of all active internet users! And imagine how much ad revenue Google is paying out to video publishers as a result. Wow. The web’s most popular website looks pretty awesome when put in perspective. Congrats, YouTube team – keep up the good work!