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 Evangelist Posts: 2,954   +1,633

    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: 2,083   +344

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

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    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. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    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 Addict Posts: 169   +73

    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: 6,876   +332

    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 Addict Posts: 169   +73

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

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 546

    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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