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Pornhub's Traffic Surged After YouTube Went Down

YouTube Down, Pornhub Up

According to information released by Pornhub yesterday, the site saw a massive traffic right when YouTube was down. Traffic surged with more than 12%, when youtube outage was broadly reported, climaxing with a huge increase of about 21% over the normal traffic.

During this outage, statisticians found that some search terms had increased more in popularity well above their usual average levels. ASMR increased by 201%, as people looking for the Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response that was just as likely to find here on Pornhub as on YouTube.

YouTube Down, Pornhub Up

o see how other events cause Pornhub’s traffic to fluctuate, check out our Apple Special Event, 2018 World Cup, Fortnite Server Outage, and Hawaii Missile Alert insights.


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