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YouTube Celebrates 7th Birthday Anniversary

Last month YouTube celebrated its 7th birthday and in a bid to show gratitude to all the viewers and customers the online video sharing website has posted a special thank-you note.

On 23rd April 2005 the very first video was uploaded on YouTube and seven years later there are no signs of the company slowing down.

To mark the anniversary and to celebrate the occasion YouTube has just published a plethora of statistics.

So what has the firm said of itself?


– 72 hours of video are uploaded every minute

– Three whole days’ worth of video are uploaded every minute

– It has 800 million users

– Subscriptions increased by 50% last year

– Over three billion hours of video are watched a month

– Tens of millions of channels

In a statement on the site’s blog YouTube said: “We’ve come a long way in the past 7 years. What started as a handful of videos shared among friends has transformed into a global platform delivering the next generation of channels to anyone, anywhere, and on any device…

“Throughout our seven years you’ve made the YouTube community what it is. Thank you!”

Nowadays everything from how-to tips, guides, home videos, music, comedy and animation are shared on the website. Viral video production is a key area of online marketing and it can boost your brand’s exposure on the web.

Here at Custard Media we have a team that are all experienced and skilled in viral videos and we have experimented with a number of creative techniques over the years to ultimately achieve results. We’ve developed a strong understanding of creative material and narrative structures to entertain your online viewers and consumers.

The most important aspect is that your marketing is so unique, engaging and interactive that it encourages your customers to pass the video onto friends, colleagues and other businesses to increase awareness and drive traffic to your website.

And after we have produced a high quality viral video we can then promote it for you as part of our expert social media marketing services!

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