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What is YouTube?

YouTube was originally intended to be a place where anyone could upload any video content they wanted. It was planned that users will be able to freely upload, exchange, and watch content on the site. It has subsequently developed to become one of the world’s most important video distribution sites.

YouTube is a social networking and video sharing website based in San Bruno, California. Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim debuted it on February 14, 2005. It is owned by Google and is the second most viewed website after Google.

The History of YouTube

In 2005, on Valentine’s Day, YouTube was launched. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, all former Paypal workers, came up with the idea. Like many others in Silicon Valley, the platform began as an angel-funded startup with improvised offices in a garage.



Channel Dashboard

YouTube Studio is a dashboard that keeps track of your videos' and channel's performance. It will also keep you up to date on the latest YouTube trends, news, and comments. This dashboard can help you figure out which videos fared well, which didn't, and how your channel is doing. You may also utilize it to find out about current events or trends that might help you plan your content strategy.


Channel Analytics

The YouTube Studio's Analytics page provides information on how your videos and channel as a whole are performing. While looking at this data won't get you more views, it can help you make educated decisions about which types of videos will. If you post a well-made explainer that receives a lot of views and has a long average view time, and then follow it up with a product promotion that receives fewer views, it could mean that your fans prefer to learn more about your brand through the explainer format rather than an overly promotional one. The Analytics tab will show you a number of helpful data points including (but not limited to): • Average view times for each video. • Channel-specific views and subscribers. • Drop-off points where many viewers exited the video. • View numbers for each video. • Demographic information about your audience and their interests.


Search Optimization Tools

Although YouTube does not develop video descriptions, channel About pages, or video or playlist titles for the purpose of SEO, these areas are still critical to optimize for the video search engine as well as other sites such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing. You can customize your video or channel by designating keywords relating to your expertise or sector, in addition to optimizing your material by filling in descriptions. You boost the chances of internet people finding you when they seek for information linked to your channel's by filling out your descriptions simply and informatively. Aside from optimizing your channel on the platform, you can also use a variety of free and low-cost tools to find search keywords to target with your channel.



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Tech Stack

YouTube is built using this tech stack


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Cost of building an app like YouTube

£65 000


Benefits of custom over off-the-shelf software​

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