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. o see how other events cause Pornhub\u2019s traffic to fluctuate, check out our Apple Special Event, 2018 World Cup, Fortnite Server Outage, and Hawaii Missile Alert\u00a0insights.