The Growth of YouTube

YouTube has become the number one site for video content. People are familiar with it world over and new content is added to it each day. The phenomenal growth of YouTube means you can watch music videos, movie trailers, how to videos etc. You are bound to find something of interest on the site.

2011 saw the site turn in its eleventh year. It’s been an incredible success story and it keeps on growing every year. It’s incredible to think that 48 hours of video is posted to YouTube every single minute. The number of videos uploaded has doubled over the last year also, making it the best site out there for quality video content.

The highest numbers of YouTube views were recorded on the weekend of 21st May 2011. They hit a massive figure of over 3 billion views per day. This is a 50% increase on the amount of videos viewed during the same period in 2010. For anyone who has a business, product or service they want to promote, this is quite simply phenomenal traffic.

It is now possible to upload a video directly from a mobile phone. The advances in Smartphone technology in recent years has made this possible. In fact the recent events in countries such as Syria, Libya and Egypt have prompted many people to upload videos in order to share their experience. This is of great value to others who are not present in these countries to experience these events.

What can video do for your product or service?

Just think for a moment how a video sharing site can benefit your business. Are you struggling to get clients? Perhaps you would like to gain even more clients and are looking to expand globally. Whether you are promoting a service or a product you will find videos will really propel your business forward. Imagine being able to convey to an audience every little feature of your product or service. If they find what you are offering to be of interest to them they will be flocking to your website.

Now you can watch on YouTube, full length movies and some TV shows for a small fee. This has helped increase the audience of YouTube. Music festivals and live events have also partnered with YouTube to have their content streamed into homes. The recent royal wedding in London was streamed all around the world to a massive audience. This is of great benefit to people who do not have access to a television set at the time of the event.

YouTube pretty much has no competition at the present time. More and more people are uploading videos to their service. Even some still and video cameras have a facility to upload videos to the site. Smartphones also have a button for uploading videos quickly and easily. See how you or your business can benefit from the power of video.