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eMarketer: YouTube Owns Nearly 20% Share of US Digital Video Ads

Google’s network is feeling heat from AOL, Yahoo, others

NEW YORK, NY (September 11, 2014) — YouTube’s net US video ad revenues will total $1.13 billion in 2014, according to new figures from eMarketer, accounting for 18.9% of the US digital video ad market. YouTube’s net video ad revenues—ads exclusively run on the site’s video clips, not including banners, search and other ads on the site, and excluding traffic and content acquisition costs—will grow in step with the video ad market overall, and the site won’t increase its market share significantly in the coming years.

Though its video ads are growing at a rapid rate, YouTube’s potential is currently hindered in part because its video ad placements are not consistent across the board. Advertisers like the volume of users and variety of content on YouTube, and the growth of various channels on YouTube, focused on topics such as beauty tips and gaming, gives advertisers that want to deliver relevant ads to those audiences a very well-targeted reach.

Read the full press release for more information on YouTube’s US digital video ad share.

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Dan Marcec
Director, Public Relations

Denise Duffy
Director, Public Relations

Posted on September 11, 2014.