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This Video Made $2,167 at Auction. How Ads Work on YouTube. (Post-Adpocalypse Updated Estimate)

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How much do YouTubers and YouTube make from ads and how are ads matched with videos? [The number in title is split between the channel and YouTube 60/40]. Discuss this video: https://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGrey/comments/63n26a/how_ads_work_on_youtube/ Footnote †: Dollars Per Monetized View https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_wFE9kHSos Footnote ‡: YouTube Red https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvaxkpeSg_4 Patreons: Mark Govea, Thomas J Miller Jr MD, Bob Kunz, John Buchan, Andres Villacres, Nevin Spoljaric, Christian Cooper, Michael Little, Ripta Pasay, Tony DiLascio, Richard Jenkins, Chris Chapin, Saki Comandao, Tod Kurt, Jason Lewandowski, Michael Mrozek, Phil Gardner, سليمان العقل, Jordan Melville, Martin , Steven Grimm, rictic , Ian , Faust Fairbrook, Chris Woodall, Kozo Ota, Colin Millions, Guillermo , Timothy Basanov, Chris Harshman, ChoiceMechanicalDenver.com , Donal Botkin, David Michaels, Ron Bowes, Tómas Árni Jónasson, Mikko , Derek Bonner, Derek Jackson, Orbit_Junkie , Alistair Forbes, Robert Grünke (trainfart), Veronica Peshterianu, Paul Tomblin, Travis Wichert, chrysilis , Ryan E Manning, Erik Parasiuk, Rhys Parry, Maarten van der Blij, Kevin Anderson, Ryan Nielsen, Esteban Santana Santana, Dag Viggo Lokøen, Tristan Watts-Willis, John Rogers, Edward Adams, Leon , ken mcfarlane, Brandon Callender, Timothy Moran, Peter Lomax, Emil , Tijmen van Dien, ShiroiYami , Alex Schuldberg, Bear , Jacob Ostling, Solon Carter, Rescla , Andrew Proue, Tor Henrik Lehne, David Palomares, Cas Eliëns, Freddi Hørlyck, Ernesto Jimenez, Osric Lord-Williams, Maxime Zielony, Lachlan Holmes , John Bevan, John Lee, Ian N Riopel, AUFFRAY Clement, David , Alex Morales, Alexander Kosenkov, Elizabeth Keathley, Kevin , Pierre Perrott, Tadeo Kondrak, James Bissonette, Jahmal O'Neil, Naturally Curious, Nantiwat , Tianyu Ge, Kevin Jeun, Jason Ruel, JoJo Chehebar, Danny Lunianga Xavier, Jeremy Peng, Jennifer Richardson, Rustam Anvarov Music by Broke for Free
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Aids B (1 day ago)
School should show this to kid they would learn more if this was in school but no fucking school and thier fucking math an history like Christopher Columbus everybody fucking knows that he didn't discover North America
Jai Parwani (1 day ago)
Robot uprising has started
Dr. fish (3 days ago)
Do boys love me then? : D
Aaaa Bbbb (3 days ago)
Danxavierpagas Gaming (4 days ago)
I used adblock
Kuri (4 days ago)
okay but how do i get rid of all these god damn pragger U ads
Levi Hale (5 days ago)
How do ad block work then?
Justus Allison (5 days ago)
Ha HA i hate creators so i have AD BLOCK
skullpull 101 (5 days ago)
I think YouTube demonetized this to spite you
Joshua Norden (6 days ago)
well I have youtube red sooooooooooo...
Lee Hong Hui (7 days ago)
Can you donate USD22 or 17£ so that I can buy Cities: Skylines
PersonMon (7 days ago)
Jokes on you I started the YouTube red free trial and don’t know how to cancel my subscriptions so I don’t get ads😎
panthershark shark (8 days ago)
I hate it
Daniel Pruitt (8 days ago)
I bot that guy knew i was looking for headphones
BlueScope819 (8 days ago)
Thornclaw’s Patrols (8 days ago)
I’m watching this on a iPad, so I don’t get the ads on the bottom. :)
malu vikca (9 days ago)
2:16 is it wrong I find funny that they say chromosomes?
_ weiwei137 (9 days ago)
And I got a tik tok ad fuck u lol
iiMx Toxxic (9 days ago)
I didn't get an ad i have adblockplus and adblock youtube it removes all ads :D
maChrome (9 days ago)
He must be making a shit load of money
Matoo (9 days ago)
They pay if the user watches the ad for 15 seconds. They aren't required to watch the whole ad
Dillon Henry (10 days ago)
I remember when this came out. $2000+, nice.
RetroX (10 days ago)
I’ve starting skipping adds 2-5 seconds after I can so the creator gets money
The ad bots are not doing a good job on this video. 📜
unknown mother-goose (10 days ago)
2:45 Very smart Grey, tricking us to watch your videos so you can get more ad revenue...
Dominykas Bagdonas (10 days ago)
Turn off ads
Dipali Waykole (10 days ago)
You tube is watching me while I am watching it ... Deep stuff
Ashton Montanez (11 days ago)
When he said right about... I buffered and though it was part of the video
kristian (11 days ago)
Adblock gang. JK youtube premium gang
Nboss537 (11 days ago)
I didn't get an ad bc I have premium
Cali.TV (11 days ago)
thats stupid. obviously if someone sees an interesting thumbnail and caption ...no shit were gonna skip the stupid ad.
AdamFra (11 days ago)
I just gave you money
Sadman Pranto (12 days ago)
Not Chromosomes, say gender.... there are two genders and 4 sexuality (straight guy, straight girl, lesbian, gay). avoiding bullshit is wrong. Face it and clean it. Identify a bullshit and let others know it's a bullshit... Otherwise people will keep inventing millions of gender forcing you to leave your standard language and rely on technicalities which is not right. Languages are made for expression, not precision.
d0xter (11 days ago)
You’re the reason that he has to say chromosomes, instead of gender or sex. It’s because of controversy and chromosomes are most scientific and neutral way of saying it
C (11 days ago)
Not going to disagree on the oversaturated terminology stuff, but I'd disagree with you on language. They are not made, but their structure is observed and then recorded so that a standardized version of the language can be taught. Disregarding geography and dialects, the English someone else speaks can be wildly different from your English even if they live quite close to you due to vernacular differences. I agree that it's awkward to have so many words for sexuality and gender, but why post this on this video?
Doggy Woof (13 days ago)
3 030 300 views...
Bunnycorn Murderer (13 days ago)
I love that it's demonitized
ok so can i PLEASE stop seeing tiktok ads? please?
Ibrohim Hakimov (14 days ago)
I have an ad 🅱️locker
Chipchap (17 days ago)
I got a minion ad...
A Random Doggo (17 days ago)
So I get boring ads because of my boring personality and interests
eddie teng (18 days ago)
ads, sure, but what about sponsors?
That's bullshit! I didn't buy WIFI just to watch fuckin adds!
Krzys Bulski (19 days ago)
This just makes me wonder how rich the guys who made Despacito are
hackingpro (20 days ago)
Felix Vasin (20 days ago)
so... if everyone switched to Opera then we would put youtube out of business. glad ive been using opera for years now...
Spider Footies (20 days ago)
who us using an adblock me...
tumšsCuška77 (22 days ago)
I skip every single ad. Haha fuck you everyone.
tumšsCuška77 (22 days ago)
Terrible fucking Verizon ad. Aaauuuugghhh.
Patrick Star (23 days ago)
You should show this vid to typical gamer
Patrick Star (23 days ago)
0:00 YES!!!!!!
Zachary Bégin (24 days ago)
I have AdBlock
scoob doob (25 days ago)
i have ad block
Zjp Darkblaze (26 days ago)
Ohhhh so thats why i keep seeing netflix ads because of that two to three times before that i watched a full ad from netflix. Now 90% of the ads i see are from netflix.
spaceboi (27 days ago)
I didn't get a add
william lekstakaj (27 days ago)
No ad
Mateo Zapata (28 days ago)
Well, lastly the only ad that I got was about FIFA 19...
_Justin_ (28 days ago)
Yesterday I got a JCPenny ad in Spanish. Stupid bots
LIZARD GUY 4 (29 days ago)
I watched the entire ad so you actually make the money and I do this every time I watch this also you made more money than $2167 on this also I watched this originally on the day this came out
Shafin Rahman (30 days ago)
alexandru dumitru (1 month ago)
Tag (1 month ago)
When you didn't get an ad before the beginning
Noah Hood (1 month ago)
haha a wild video appeared, oh Pokemon
CGP Grey: *Makes video on ads* also CGP Grey: *Puts 0 ads in the video*
Roope Harju (1 month ago)
So you got 3*1400=4200 for this video.
Ren Rub (1 month ago)
0:06 lol i thought that was a real ad you got me
Marc T (1 month ago)
You forgot the bots that work to automatically demonetize any content which might express political opinions that YouTube disagrees with.
하이롱김 (1 month ago)
When you use adblock...
Advertising in imaginative ways, star your free trial today
Phil Ad (1 month ago)
So, you put in about 60 hours of working in making this video and earned $4200 in return. Not bad if you can consistently get 3 million hit per video and can make 1 per week (and sometimes more to make up for vacation).
Abstract Approach (1 month ago)
1.2 k YouTubers were lying to their viewers about needing cash and didn't like ccp grey exposing them
Henry Walkinshaw (1 month ago)
I have Adblock
I dont have ads cuz youtube red🤗
Michael Jordan (1 month ago)
gaklimited (1 month ago)
He said chromosomes instead of gender...
I Hate The Logang (1 month ago)
That’s why it’s buffers before a video with a lot of ads
RandomStuff (1 month ago)
I got a Whiskas ad. (A cat food advertisment)
happylimo12 chan (1 month ago)
How come EVERY TIME I clicked on the vid( which was like 4 times)I never got a add!?! like wtf youtube
Eric Westrum (1 month ago)
The tiltle translated to Norwegian. and the bio? Wtf
Delta Phoenix (1 month ago)
Lol both the ad before this video and the fake one talked about having too much paper.
Vincent Tran (1 month ago)
great video as always! learned something new today
NOTJOKER 28 (1 month ago)
I GOT AN AD: Paperwork overwhelming you? Try our new cordless, low-energy paper shredder
Dinamiteur Dinamiteur (1 month ago)
How to have 4,5$/ 1000view?
Dintinem (1 month ago)
I got a football ad
Windows 9 (1 month ago)
MegaSir3 (1 month ago)
The ad I got at the start was League Of Legends.
Funny penguin (1 month ago)
Dear ad makers If it makes me curious in the first few seconds them I will watch it all no matter how long it is
Oumshka (1 month ago)
adblock baby
Marcus Döse (1 month ago)
DangoDroping (1 month ago)
Bots look at Age ? Age ? AGE ????????????? im 11
Evan Cox (1 month ago)
They do a bad job as I got a retirement add when I was 8
GhΔst Viper (2 months ago)
I like lettuce cheese and ham... Lets get right into the video fam.
kyle hardman (2 months ago)
No add
TheShadinator (2 months ago)
Lol, the ad at the beginning got me so bad!! I was like "WHAT, you a FRICKEN *_GENUIS M8_* "
Christopher Johns (2 months ago)
holy crap gray has made $4,200 off this video
firegodlays (2 months ago)
That's relly helpfull
Jeremy Ames (2 months ago)
So that 200 M+ vid on 5 min crafts made 10’s of thousands OwO
Alonso Mayorga (2 months ago)
HAHAHAHA Not for Spanish speaking community
matis (2 months ago)
-ha i have youtube red- sorry i mean premium
CoolCatGamez (2 months ago)
Yep, it's real. I have figured out the algorithm, and have taken advantage of it. Sorta
CoolCatGamez (2 months ago)
Yep, it's real. I have figured out the algorithm, and have taken advantage of it. Sorta

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