YouTube sees 90% lift in searches for football highlight videos during the last year

YouTube sees 90% lift in searches for football highlight videos during the last year

In advance of this weekend’s Super Bowl LII game, YouTube has pulled together data around how people are watching — and searching for — sports-related video content on the site, and a few of the growth stats are quite remarkable.

There has been a 90 percent increase in searches for “football highlight” videos during the last year, YouTube reports. The company says that in addition to the rise in search activity, watch-time of sports highlight videos skyrocketed 80 percent between 2016 and 2017.

Watch-time growth of sports highlight videos on YouTube

Highlight videos were not the only sports-related content getting…

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