The infamous new song that has hit the world by storm, and especially the United States over the past few months Gangnam style now has over 1 billion views. One of the versions of the video has over 1 billion views, and many others have several million each if not much more. The Impact this phenomenon has far greater implications than one might think. YouTube, is now the second biggest search engine, and is growing as fast as or faster than the three other major search engines, Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Yes YouTube is owned by Google making it more of a subsidiary of Google than another search engine, however the fact that video has gained so much popularity on the internet this quickly is absolutely astonishing.
Video was not even compatible on the web for many web browsers 10 years ago. In less than 10 years, video is now the most popular mode of entertainment on the web and YouTube, founded in just 2005 now receives millions of unique users per day! This is absolutely astonishing considering that internet video is still in its infancy relative to what it could and will become.
There are over 800 million unique visitors to YouTube each month. That means almost one seventh of the population of the world visits YouTube every month, and it has only existed for less than eight years. 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every day, making it one of the most rich and quickly improving media outlets there is.
Having a video has never been more important for a business than it is today. With YouTube and the influence of internet video exploding over the past decade, you can now market yourself free online without having to pay for commercial space as you would have had to in order to get video exposure in the past. This is an unbelievable medium for business owners, who do not have the money to pay for large quantities of television ad space.
Every business owner should plan on having a video for their business within the next year or two because of this explosion in internet video. Either hiring a professional to create a video for you or finding someone that is more inexpensive to help with this process is most definitely worth the time and effort.