“We have calculated how much ad revenue Google lost whilst YouTube was down for 37 minutes and it comes out as a $1.7m costly mistake,” LovetheSales.com said in a statement emailed to Fox News.
LovetheSales based its estimate on outage data from the Downdetector website and statistics site Statista’s fourth-quarter 2020 YouTube ad revenue projection of $6.246 billion. This means that a 37-minute outage would work out at $1.7 million, it said, or $47,147 per minute.
YouTube and a number of other Google services, such as Gmail, suffered an outage on Monday morning.
“Update -- We’re back up and running! You should be able to access YouTube again and enjoy videos as normal,” tweeted TeamYouTube at 8:16 a.m. ET on Monday.
“We’re all clear folks! Thanks for staying with us,” tweeted Google Workspace at 8:06 a.m. ET on Monday.
“Today, at 3.47AM PT Google experienced an authentication system outage for approximately 45 minutes due to an internal storage quota issue," a Google spokesperson told Fox News, via email. "Services requiring users to log in experienced high error rates during this period. The authentication system issue was resolved at 4:32AM PT. All services are now restored. We apologise to everyone affected, and we will conduct a thorough follow up review to ensure this problem cannot recur in the future.”
Fox News' Chris Ciaccia contributed to this article.
Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers