Through The Fly's Eyes: YouTube
Audience Getting Bigger and Bigger
YouTube's U.S. market share increased 70% from January through May, according to Hitwise in a survey published on Wednesday.
The Google (GOOG) subsidiary's U.S. audience is larger than the next 64 video-sharing sites combined, the survey found. Cumulative growth at YouTube's competitors was a mere 8%. YouTube's market share was 50% greater than those 64 sites combined.
YouTube's share of the U.S. online video market was 60.2% in May while News Corp's (NWS) MySpace garnered 16%. Other video sites such as YouTube's sister site, Google Video, held 7.8%, Yahoo (YHOO) had 2.8% and Microsoft's (MSFT) MSN 2.1%.
A start-up called Metacafe ranked eighth with 1.1% and AOL Media had 0.94% with Veoh coming in tenth.
This is just more proof that the power of Google continues to grow.