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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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bubbleteawolf (20 hours ago)
i didnt get an ad :o
Misfortune Follows (21 hours ago)
No wonder I keep getting "I WON THE LOTTERY" type of ads.
Tanya Frenette (3 days ago)
Me to
Alexander DiRaddo (7 days ago)
*CPG is Level 35 Boss.*
Riri N (7 days ago)
wow you earned 4200$ for this video alone (3M views)
DINOSAUR JELLY POTATO (8 days ago)
Explain tik tok ads everylne hets them
WassupItsMike! (8 days ago)
who tried to click the ad
King_Blue (11 days ago)
Mafia has many many fake adds of the game
A 17 (11 days ago)
How do political ads work? Lets just say I lean more one way and watch videos of people who lean the same way but I'll watch another, non-political YouTuber and receive ads opposing to my ideologies. Not that it's a problem for me but I'm not going to support a cause I'm not for so I was just curious...
Alex Shi (12 days ago)
LOL CGP you need to make the video at least 10 minutes long for an ad
NOMEDIA (13 days ago)
I got no ads on this video
Morgan Smith (13 days ago)
I got an ad about a local auction Bots are good bots
Zreddx (14 days ago)
So you're telling me, a person with interest in web design and coding has been picked to watch an ad exacly to elliminate that. wow hate you wix
youtube premiuM
Mr. Mobile (15 days ago)
You make it simple just s you know
redstone craft guy (16 days ago)
Well, that must mean that the bots aren't very good at guessing then.
Mikee 1234444 (16 days ago)
I did watch a ad it was about auctions no joke
Cynical (17 days ago)
All the adds i ever see were all irrelevant to me and my likings. My Bot is a lazy fuck.
John Ceno (17 days ago)
I got a 24 minute add and watched this video before and I thought about watching it all
Commander Bly (17 days ago)
Lol YouTube red no ads for me!
Healthy Boii (18 days ago)
I didn’t get an ad
MannyXVIII (18 days ago)
sooooooooooooo ... you made (if you are near avarage) more or less 4200 USD with this video until today? I mean yeah it's been a while since this was uploaded, but estimating that in the first mounth this video was online you had 1.000.000 views on it yo got 1400 USD (befor taxes) out of it ... I wonder how much hours of work (on avarage) you have to invest in these videos.
ms.sammantha lee (23 days ago)
most adds just suck n plain boring ....
Sir waffle man (24 days ago)
I did get an add because I'm registered as a 74 year old venisualin man
Grimlock 56 (26 days ago)
Then why do I have Tik Tok ads
Henrique Ourives (27 days ago)
Congrats you just made about 4000$ from this.
Kyle Desjardins (27 days ago)
haha i dont watch ads because i have youtube premium
President Gaming (28 days ago)
shout out to all the adblock users (including myself)
Zemit Studios (28 days ago)
The ad i got is ummm... i have premium
God Zeref (29 days ago)
I never see any video on your channel 😬
windycitycrew21 (29 days ago)
Youtube has robots What else are they hiding aliens The cure for cancer dead youtubers Time machine Drugs Stolen money Ads
Bob97 Ate a cookie (29 days ago)
So CGP Gray, you say that even a low population country creator, like Israel, still can make some nice sum of money if the ads will be of a higher value and get higher bids?
Ben Delallo (30 days ago)
Didn’t get an add so yeah
Mr Batman (30 days ago)
Nope demonitized
Linden Abbott (30 days ago)
I do not get ads because I use YouTube red
Linden Abbott (30 days ago)
I think YouTube is free but not YouTube red
Miles of Memes (1 month ago)
50 grammarly ads per 4 hours of watching i own grammarly
jbprogamer20959 legend (1 month ago)
I didn't get an ad
Norse John (1 month ago)
Most of my subs are the demonetised variety.
Gaming Needed (1 month ago)
jokes on you i have ad block
Alan Toner (1 month ago)
How does it work for You Tube Premium?
Bryan B. (1 month ago)
My example: A minecraft video I posted on my alt channel (sc4newbie100) is up past 4 million views. It has generated 800 dollars alone and has at least paid my internet bill for the past year. Meanwhile, all the other videos get like, 40 views lol.
The V.G Trooper (1 month ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFk9sS7GA0Y
James johnson (1 month ago)
haha i use ad block
iSniper (1 month ago)
Wait.... YouTube bots look at my chromosomes?? WTF GOOGLE FIX YA SHIT
Send Nudels (1 month ago)
Nope
momo da Kitten (1 month ago)
So watch the full address before the video so that the creator gets money
Blyzel (1 month ago)
I always get TikTok ads when I watch Minecraft videos
Matthew Hay (1 month ago)
My old channel had 1000 views total where’s my money at I want a chocolate bar
Andrew King (1 month ago)
The ad that I didn't see because of Adblock, sorry CGP.
Preston Coyle (1 month ago)
Then stop giving me tik tok ads. I am 100
The The (1 month ago)
I clicked on the video five times.......no ad
36254518 36254518 (1 month ago)
lol ads. didnt see any ad on internet since they made adblocker lmao
William Lu (1 month ago)
This video has no adds tho
Phillip J (1 month ago)
3:30 micro transactions less then a penny have been going on between the banks and in the financial markets for a while now before YouTube was a thing, Im just saying. Humans on average don't fractionalize pennies but algorithms do because math is math so your big room size banking computers of the 70's I believe did this and and now and days the alternative digital currency markets do it in excess and create a lot of "dust" that is just lost to the network. rounding up or downs is what we are taught but the bot's are like "F your rounding"
Owolabby Azeez (1 month ago)
i accidentally clicked his fake ad lol
Daniel Barnes (1 month ago)
crazy guy
Actually Waffles (1 month ago)
I turned off adblock for this video and ended up with the worlds most boring skipable ad...I think adblock has killed youtube's idea of who I am. But just for you I didn't skip it, so you're welcome.
kali loops (1 month ago)
''watch this video on a lot of different devices'' how many views ya need mate
SPCpennsylvania853 (1 month ago)
I got YouTube premium so no ads
Faked Account13221 (1 month ago)
This video should get 3 to 5x the views because of something he said, what was it?
Skreezilla (1 month ago)
I remember back when small channels could use Add's and grow -_-
Akash Guha Thakurata (1 month ago)
Lol chromosomes, today we can't even say gender
Brian S.B. (1 month ago)
Thought that was a Real ad 😂😂😂😂😂
Zander’ Greenwood (1 month ago)
I didn't get an add...
sarah (1 month ago)
“chromosomes” you can say biological sex. it’s not thoughtcrime, as much as certain people try to make it so. 🙄
Muhammad Hadrami (1 month ago)
To be honest the bot is a bit bad at doing their job
Chaitanya Singh (1 month ago)
So YouTube thinks I like watching a guy talking with an antenna implanted in his head like a angler fish (yes, you read that right) Seems legit
BlackHayateTheThird (1 month ago)
How much money does it have now... ??
OmnissiahZelos (1 month ago)
I saw no ads, cause FUCK ADS!
Yakumo Smith (1 month ago)
I like how he tells us the way adds work
Meeka B (1 month ago)
how many ads can an ad watcher watch fore an ad watcher can't watch ads? (I tried)
I saw no ads at the beginning...
warmestglow (1 month ago)
Nice. With 3 million views, so far this video has made $4,200 !
Ed Wehby (1 month ago)
I got ordered glasses yesterday and I keep getting ads for glasses USA
NavySeal 168 (1 month ago)
I thought the bots give ads based on the video category
amjf04 gaming (1 month ago)
ha jokes on you, I use an ad blocker
Askejm (1 month ago)
What ad did you guys get in the start? I got an ad for an oled tv
I Be Zoomin (1 month ago)
I got a Verizon ad... like always
The Dolphin Police (1 month ago)
Look at these dorks getting offended by Grey using "chromosomes" instead of misusing the word "gender." Like, wow, oversensitive much?
Christopher Ward (2 months ago)
Bots ell me video games plz oh yeah and YouTube vids thank you for your time
Konrad S (2 months ago)
Robots suck
Mr Ramdom (2 months ago)
54
L S A (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Robot uprising has started
Dr. fish (2 months ago)
Do boys love me then? : D
Aaaa Bbbb (2 months ago)
A
Danxavierpagas Gaming (2 months ago)
I used adblock
Kuri (2 months ago)
okay but how do i get rid of all these god damn pragger U ads
Levi Hale (2 months ago)
How do ad block work then?
Justus Allison (2 months ago)
Ha HA i hate creators so i have AD BLOCK
skullpull 101 (2 months ago)
I think YouTube demonetized this to spite you
Joshua Norden (2 months ago)
well I have youtube red sooooooooooo...
Lee Hong Hui (2 months ago)
Can you donate USD22 or 17£ so that I can buy Cities: Skylines
PersonMon (2 months 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😎
Gamingwithwolffyshark K (2 months ago)
I hate it
Daniel Pruitt (2 months ago)
I bot that guy knew i was looking for headphones
BlueScope819 (2 months ago)
DEMONETIZED
Thornclaw’s Patrols (2 months ago)
I’m watching this on a iPad, so I don’t get the ads on the bottom. :)
malu vikca (2 months ago)
2:16 is it wrong I find funny that they say chromosomes?
_ weiwei137 (2 months ago)
And I got a tik tok ad fuck u lol

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