40% van YouTube is Mobile in de VS

Ik kom steeds geweldige groeiverhalen tegen van diensten die via mobiel enorme succes laten zien en het daadwerkelijk ook kunnen omzetten naar meer business. Dit wil ik graag delen. De advertentie inkomsten van YouTube verdrievoudigden in de VS. Lees in het volgende artikel het volledige stuk:

Two out of five YouTube video views are coming from mobile devices in the U.S., and the video service is increasingly cashing in on these mobile views.

Mobile is quickly becoming the new normal for YouTube, and it’s starting to pay off: 40 percent of all of the service’s video views in the U.S. are now coming from mobile devices, a YouTube spokesperson told GigaOM on Wednesday. Worldwide, mobile is now responsible for 25 percent of all of YouTube’s video views.

This, and the roll-out of new mobile apps, has helped YouTube to triple its mobile ad revenue in the past six months, according to Bloomberg, which got YouTube VP of Sales Lucas Watson go on the record about the mobile growth.

Bloomberg is also guesstimating that “as much as $350 million in sales probably came from mobile video ads” in Google’s last quarter alone. However, that number isn’t coming from Google, and it’s based on a few assumptions from analysts, so I would take it with a grain of salt.

Still, even without a firm mobile revenue number, tripling mobile ad revenue in a six-month time frame is impressive, and it seems to be the direct result of YouTube launching its iPhone and iPad apps late last year, as well as rolling out a full-featured mobile web experience across all platforms. Previously, iOS users were accessing YouTube through an app built by Apple, and YouTube wasn’t able to monetize any of those views.