YouTube and Google both announced YouTube Insights, a new way to see more detailed statistics on your YouTube videos. I did a detailed post at Search Engine Land on the topic. If you have YouTube videos, you can see the stats by going to the my videos link and clicking on "about this video" button. Here is a screen shot of the button:
Here is the YouTube Insights stats overview for this video:
Let's zoom in on the chart on the left and expand it to a year to see views for the past year:
Here is the video popularity compared to other videos across the year time span:
Views plotted on the world map:
Here are pictures (slide show format) of the views by continent:
Why is it so popular? Well, YouTube Insights currently doesn't show referral data but I have a feeling that is coming. I know why this video is so popular. Due to universal search and the video ranking number on in Google for searches similar to iphone popcorn.
Love the stats we have so far and looking forward to referral data YouTube!
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.