Inside YouTube Search

December 14, 2010

Every morning, we comb through YouTube's search data to investigate top spiking search terms and the videos they lead to:
  • pirates of the caribbean 4 - Searches are rising fast today for the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" film "On Stranger Tides," the trailer for which just hit the web yesterday and has already racked up over 200,000 views.

  • lego black ops - Australian YouTuber Keshen created this violent and impressive short action film using LEGO toys and it's now one of the morning's most searched videos. WARNING: Contains plenty of LEGO gore.

  • bus hits snowman - Searches are up for this video of a bunch of bus driving through a snowman in Illinois that had been set up as a practical joke. The incident led to the bus driver's resignation.

  • hans rosling and 200 countries - This "Joy of Stats" video from the BBC has been growing in popularity this month and is now among this morning's spiking searches.