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YouTube revenue in the billions, accounts for less than 10 percent of Google's income

By Shawn Knight
Jul 8, 2014
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  1. YouTube is by far the most popular user-generated video site on the web but according to a new report, the Google-owned property isn't making near as much money as some analysts had hoped for.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Guru Posts: 1,303   +477

    Not bad for a free video streaming site. I take it Ad Block is having a tough time fighting Google/YT algos.
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,232   +79

    As long as they don't put more comercials between videos...
  4. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 545   +101


    AdBlock works fine on You Tube. They have now taken to putting these little sliding ads in the video area that it wont block, but they aren't that obtrusive.
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,929   +898

    Haha xD.

    Crazy how billions of dollars only accounts for 10% of googles profits... Shows how much money they make -_- and it's kind of scary.
  6. tomkaten

    tomkaten TS Enthusiast Posts: 84   +28

    It's funny how 1.5 billion is "cheap change", yeah. I don't think any company in my country is that profitable. As long as it's bringing in money, it's all good though. No reason to shut it down anytime soon.
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,426   +217

    Don't confuse a company's revenue with their profits. Those are two different things. People sometimes seem to use them interchangeably but they shouldn't.

    @tomkaten, I think the expression you want is "chump change."
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  8. tomkaten

    tomkaten TS Enthusiast Posts: 84   +28

    Mailpup, true... I think I was aiming for "small change" though :))
  9. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 543

    Its a common misconception but its not Google that put adverse in middle of YouTube videos its the uploaders themselves you can have an advert evert 8 mins and you as the uploder have to type the timestamps you want ads placed in.


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