Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American GeniusThe American Genius


Most shared web video ads of the last five years in real time

Five years of web videos

We recently reported that in October alone, there were over 200 billion web video views by 1.2 billion viewers, revealing a rapid acceleration of use of web video by consumers. YouTube now delivers 2 in every 5 videos watched in the world and remains the top destination for video viewers, and while Facebook has nowhere near the volume of video views as YouTube, the social network is quickly catching up.

Below is an amazing interactive infographic outlining the most shared video ads from the past five years, built by Unruly Media whose focus is not on the viewing of web video but the sharing of video. AdWeek notes, “look at the Dove “Evolution” spot from 2006 or the Cadbury “Gorilla” spot from 2007. Those were considered viral juggernauts at the time, but had just a tiny fraction of the shares of any of 2011’s top five.”

The interactive infographic is updated three times every day so the view count is accurate, and hovering over any circle plays the actual video without sound, while clicking it launches a full screen version of the web video.

If you were to have guessed without seeing this infographic, which video would you have thought to be the most shared? Old Spice? The weird Evian babies? Tell us in the comments if your guess was right.

Click to launch the live infographic:

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

Marti Trewe reports on business and technology news, chasing his passion for helping entrepreneurs and small businesses to stay well informed in the fast paced 140-character world. Marti rarely sleeps and thrives on reader news tips, especially about startups and big moves in leadership.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


American Genius
news neatly in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list for news sent straight to your email inbox.



Opinion Editorials

The growth of AI like ChatGPT and OpenAI has led to a lot of questions, and as of yet, we're still figuring out the...

Opinion Editorials

In small business, the concept of utilizing cutting-edge technology feels like a pipe dream. But it doesn’t have to be that way.


This week on AG Live, we get nerdy talking about massive advances in AI, Elon Musk's plans to put chips in your brain, and...

Opinion Editorials

It has become a running joke that AI can't create hands or feet, instead creating nightmare fuel. What's the real reason for this?


The American Genius is a strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world, offering meaningful, concise insight into emerging technologies, the digital economy, best practices, and a shifting business culture. We refuse to publish fluff, and our readers rely on us for inspiring action. Copyright © 2005-2022, The American Genius, LLC.