This Video Made $633 at Auction. How Ads Work on YouTube.

This Video Made $633 at Auction. How Ads Work on YouTube.

How much do YouTubers and YouTube make from ads and how are ads matched with videos?

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Footnote †: Dollars Per Monetized View

Footnote ‡: YouTube Red


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20 Responses

  1. Torbjørn Mikkelsen says:

    A CPG Grey video is like a present on Christmas morning

  2. Ondrajcz says:

    Doesn’t YouTube’s system prohibit talking about how much people make on the platform? Even though it’s just an average number?

  3. Juan T says:

    *Two CGP Grey videos in one week?*

    The end of the world is approaching. Temporal anomalies are happening.

    *Edit:* Actually four videos… this is severe.

  4. ScarceAnari says:

    CGP Grey Has officially passed his upload quota for the year.

  5. JRD 1229 says:

    Great, now i know bots stalk me

  6. Moshe Selig says:

    Did anyone else notice that CGP Grey is changing the amount of money in the title? It used to be $385, now it’s $425.

  7. Whitefright says:

    That’s a lie, my uploads gained over 2 million views and I’ve received WAY LESS than this fool pretends to estimate.

  8. zc24 says:

    Using the word chromosomes instead of gender…I usually am not that girl, and I’m usually a huge fan of you CGP, but I really wish you would have just said gender, coming from a girl who has XY chromosomes and is reminded of it on a daily basis on the internet 🙁

  9. Elijah O says:

    This video had said 597 when I clicked on it, now says 615

  10. Vegeta says:

    I just realized the title’s number changes every time you reload, in 2 years the number may be $8029839827482874667818

  11. HowToFish says:

    What’s your source for when you said that 1Year of video was uploaded per day?

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  13. Frazzlee L says:

    quickest I’ve ever clicked on a video

  14. Vailskibum94 says:

    When that ad popped up I had such an urge to click the x

  15. MapIestrip says:

    Those bots can’t even guess my preferred language correctly.

  16. Micoo says:

    “you probably saw an add before this video” nah I got YouTube Red my guy

  17. Joseph Lee-Doktor says:

    I KNEW IT. Whenever you have a ‘skip’ button ad, the ad always does something loud or more exciting the SECOND before it lets you hit the skip button.

  18. TheSmithersy says:

    But I use ad-block so they don’t get anything off me!

  19. Vikrant Panday says:

    Anyone notice the video title keeps updating like every few minutes!

  20. Josh Sea says:


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