How Much Money did people make from "Bendgate"

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Eadfrith, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. Eadfrith macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2011
    I noticed that the original youtube video that started the whole thing off has, at the time of writing this, a staggering 64,552,208 views :eek:

    How much money could that video have earned them?

    Pretty much every youtube tech blogger subsequently jumped on the bandwagon with many of them running up hundreds of thousands of views of their videos.
  2. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    I'm more interested in knowing how much Android smartphone manufacturers made from Bendgate.
  3. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Looking at their financials, clearly they didn't make much.
  4. that be me macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2013
  5. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    Probably enough to write off the cost of the iPhones that got destroyed.

    YouTube money works in mysterious ways, the exact amount is unknown :confused:
  6. Middiebear macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2010
    It's possible to make A LOT of money off of YouTube views.

    About 1,000,000 views can easily bring in 500-1,000 a month...

    So imagine what over 63,000,000 views will pay.
  7. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    It depends if the account was set up to be monetized (I'm sure it was), what type of ads play during your video and what type of ads set-up you have.

    I get $4 for every 1,000 views for an ad banner at the bottom of the video, about $15 for every 1,000 views for an ad that plays before my video (those that you have to wait 5 seconds to skip) and I get more than $20 for every 1,000 views if I play an ad that can not be skipped.

    You get more money if a company like Pepsi plays an ad during your video vs some general ad.

    I've never watched the bendgate video so I have no idea what type ads that channel used, but maybe you can gather an idea based on what I get (though everyone does get different fees).
  8. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    What about using adblockers on YouTube. I wonder if YouTube knows when people are blocking ads and so they are missing out on money.
  9. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    Not an awful lot by the looks of things. If anything I think Apple's closest competitor made even less than the previous year without bendgate.

    It is funny how 'bendgate', 'Scuffgate', 'Antennagate' all go away pretty quickly too and profits still rise steadily.
  10. JasonD12 macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2015
    Google normally only pays cents for each view, even those there were over 64 million views they be lucky to make a lot off all the traffic - The only way people would make money if they were hosting the video on there own site and then selling off that site accessories etc.

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