by Kas Kunz
Just a mere 4-years ago video on the Internet got a major boost. The year was 2005 and in February of that year YouTube came into existence. It made it easy for an individual or business to publish a video online. How many videos are watched online today?
eMarketer.com May 4, 2009 published research:
- According to tracking figures from comScore, in March 2009, Google sites once again ranked as the top US video property with 5.9 billion videos viewed and a 40.9% online video market share. YouTube.com accounted for the bulk of that viewing, with more than 99% of all videos viewed at the property.
- Overall, the average US online video viewer watched 327 minutes of video in March, nearly 5.5 hours.
With the newcomer Hulu.com opening their site to public access in March 2008, the pros are starting to make their move online. Hulu provides commercial supported streaming videos of TV shows from the networks and movies from the networks and studios.
YouTube also provides TV shows and full length movies.
Internet statistics show there's room and interest to watch video content produced by amateurs and pros alike. Which means it doesn't have to be on a grand scale to be effective for your business and worthwhile for your prospects and customers. With the time lapse it's taken the pros to arrive it means they're having to figure out how to connect with their audience online like the rest of the business world.
Below is a short video on The History of YouTube to help give you an idea of the impact of video online and the type of connection to create for your business prospects and customers. This is part of a study on YouTube conducted by an anthropology class at Kansas State University.