30 amazing facts about video

by Sarah Quinn on 04 September 2013

Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about when it comes to videos? Why is everyone all of a sudden jumping on the video bandwagon? Well, take a look at these amazing facts and see for yourself ...Enjoy!

Fact 1
According to Forrester Research, a video has the exact same value as 1.8 million words do. That is the equivalent of 3,600 web pages!

Fact 2
Video hosting site Wistia, have found that viewers will stick around to watch a 30 second video from start to finish, but numbers tend to drop off if it’s any longer.

Fact 3
You Tube is the SECOND most popular search engine, in the world. (In case you weren’t sure, number 1 is Google)

Fact 4
Forrester Research found that video increases the chance of a front-page Google result by 53 times! And considering only 10% of users look past the first page of search results, the first page is where you need to be!

Fact 5
Our online video infographic shows that more than 1 Billion unique visitors visit YouTube each month spending more than 4 Billion hours watching videos.

Fact 6
20 MILLION videos are uploaded to Facebook each month

Fact 7
39 BILLION videos are viewed per month in the U.S. That’s 211 videos viewed and 16 hours of time spent per person per MONTH! (comScore)

Fact 8
Search Engine Watch reckon that by 2014, it’s expected that 90% of Internet traffic and 66% of all mobile data will be video

Fact 9
Networking manufacturer Cisco state that 86% of the Internet audience is watching online video - that’s 183 million people!

Fact 10
An AOL study found that 60% of content-sharing messages specifically mention a brand or product name

Fact 11
In the last three years, cell phone video traffic has increased 5000% (Cisco)

Fact 12
Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube—that's almost an hour for every person on Earth, and 50% more than last year.

Fact 13
100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.

Fact 14
The most viewed You Tube video is this:


Fact 15
Sysomos conducted a study and found out that when it comes to video, males aged 20-30 are most engaged with online videos.

Fact 16
Sysomos also found that the countries with the most bloggers posting videos come from the UK, USA, Canada, Spain and Brazil. And engagement is at its PEAK on a Tuesday afternoon.

Fact 17
Justin Beiber was first ‘spotted’ on You Tube by record producers and is now worth $110 Million!

Fact 19
According to b2bmarketing, video promotion is over 6 times more effective than print and online

Fact 20
Hubspot found that 1 in 5 Twitter users discover videos each day from tweeted links. And two-thirds of Twitter users feel is worth watching videos tweeted by brands.

Fact 21
The very first music video to appear on MTV was ‘Video killed the radio star’ by The Buggles.


Fact 22
In 1956, video recorders were sold for $50,000 and videotapes cost $300 per one-hour reel!

Fact 23
When it comes to the creation of a video, ALL dialogue is recorded first, BEFORE any scenes are animated.

Fact 24
Real SEO found that videos in universal search results have a 41% higher click through rate than their plain text counterparts.

Fact 25
VEVO has 48,998 unique viewers averaging 81.2 minutes per viewer

Fact 26
Internet Retailer released a study that found shoppers were 144% more likely to add a product to their cart after viewing a product video on StacksandStacks.com, compared to shoppers who avoided video.

Fact 27
Noted as the one of the first animated films ever to be made, Gertie the Dinosaur was created by Winsor McCay and it took 10,000 drawings to produce the 12 minute film:


Fact 28
Social Media Examiner found that 76 per cent of marketers plan to add videos to their sites and video is now a higher priority than Facebook, Twitter and their blog.

Fact 29
Forbes found that 65% of senior executives have visited a vendor’s website after watching their video.

Fact 30
Wyzowl are the best video producers in the whole wide world.

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Sarah Quinn

Written by Sarah Quinn

I eat, sleep and breathe great content so it kinda works out for me that I get to do this as a job. But waaaaait, I'm not one dimensional..... I also LOVE peanut butter, odd socks, running, daydreaming about time and space, corgis in top hats, afternoon tea and Chandler Bing.