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Stat Attack: YouTube Today

New year, new you? If you’re looking to shake up your marketing mix this year, you’ve probably got video on the horizon.

With that in mind, let’s take a walk through the latest YouTube factoids.

Look at this

YouTube has over 1.5 billion monthly active users – that’s behind Facebook’s 2.1 billion, but ahead of everyone else.

Yet YouTube’s audience tunes in for longer. The average YouTuber spends one hour a day on the platform, compared to 20 minutes per visit for Facebook.

Breaking it down

YouTubers tend to represent a wide spectrum of ages, with 35 – 44 year olds are the most represented (26%). That's followed by 25 – 34 year olds on 23%.

On average, YouTubers are split 62% male, 38% female. 

Watch this space

Over 500 hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Most of these (41%) fall into the People and Blogs category.

Other popular sectors include Gaming (14%) and Entertainment (8%).

Interestingly, most views (60%) still come from desktop, with 40% on mobile.

And in case you were wondering, Despacito by Luis Fonsi is the most popular video on YouTube, with over 4.3 billion views. Vale Gangnam Style.

What content do you prefer to watch on YouTube? Let us know in the comments.

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March's Courses, Live Help & Support Options

Live Member Clinics every Monday & Tuesday from 1 pm – 2 pm AEST
  • Live help and support from SMK’s team of analysts.
  • Book in to request a personalised discussion for 15 or 30m via Zoom within the Facebook Working Group.
Weekly Technical Labs: Google Analytics 4 on Wednesdays from 1 pm – 2 pm AEST
  • Technical Labs explore the technological process and workflows related to key digital marketing activities.
SEO Made Easy Masterclass on Thursdays from 10 am – 12 pm AEST
  • Module One: 2024 Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
  • Module Two: Understanding Technical SEO, User Experience & Google Search Console
  • Module Three: On-Page SEO, Website Copywriting & Content Marketing
  • Module Four: Off-Page SEO, Local SEO & Google Business Profile Optimisation
Digital Marketing Evaluation Masterclass on Fridays from 11 am – 1 pm AEST
  • Module One: 2024 Ads Trends, Landscape and Opportunities
  • Module Two: Social Ad Reporting, Evaluation & Campaign Optimisation
  • Module Three: Advertising Strategy, Targeting & Campaign Planning
  • Module Four: Social Ad Creative, Copywriting & Campaign Testing

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