Prominent Automotive Video Channel Rapidly Maintains Viewers
IRVINE, Calif. — Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq:ABTL), the company dedicated to helping dealers and car-buyers connect online, announced that the Autobytel YouTube Channel continues to gain popularity, reaching 6 million views in September. In less than a year, the video channel which features vehicle first looks, in-depth vehicle walk-arounds, new car reviews, auto show coverage and industry insights, has become a dominant consumer-oriented automotive video channel. As part of its commitment to consumers as Your Lifetime Automotive Advisor, Autobytel established its public YouTube presence on December 12, 2011 to share its broad automotive knowledge through videos.
“We develop video content for every consumer; from an enthusiast, to a first time car buyer, to a growing family buying a larger vehicle, to someone looking for their next sports car,” said Autobytel Inc. Chief Executive Officer and President, Jeffrey H. Coats. “Reaching more than 6 million views in nine months confirms that our content resonates with a wide variety of consumers. We are proud of this milestone and the insight we provide.”
The Autobytel YouTube Channel currently boasts more than 350 videos developed by the Autobytel editorial team. As of September 17, 2012 the channel had amassed 6,229,948 video views and 7,475 subscribers. Last week alone, the channel realized 247,661 views; 147,905 of those were unique views. The majority of viewers are from the United States between the ages of 35-54.
The top ten all-time Autobytel videos include:
1. 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Test Drive & Car Review 213,482 views
2. 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Test Drive & Car Review 136,836 views
3. 2012 BMW 3-Series Test Drive & Luxury Car Review 78,498 views
4. 2012 Audi Q7 Test Drive & Luxury SUV review 78,123 views
5. 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Test Drive & Car Review 77,414 views
6. 2012 BMW 5-Series Road Test & Car Review 74,394 views
7. 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Test Drive & SUV Review 67,917 views
8. 2012 Honda Accord Coupe Test Drive & Car review 64,703 views
9. 2013 Nissan Altima Test Drive & Car View Review 57,841 views
10. 2012 Audi A4 Test Drive & Luxury Car Video Review 50,138 views
Michelle Naranjo, editor in chief, Autobytel.com shared, “Our editorial team loves cars and we want to share that enthusiasm with all consumers. Collectively, we have driven more than 500 vehicles and we want to use our knowledge to help consumers find the right car by providing them with fun, informative and comprehensive videos.”
To view Autobytel’s YouTube channel or for in-depth editorial car reviews and automotive industry information, visit us at www.Autobytel.com. Watch exclusive videos on Autobytel’s YouTube page or join the conversation on the Autobytel Facebook Fan Page.
About Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc., an online leader offering consumer purchase requests and marketing resources to car dealers and manufacturers and providing consumers with the information they need to purchase new and used cars, pioneered the automotive Internet when it launched its flagship website in 1995. Autobytel continues to offer innovative products and services to help consumers buy, and auto dealers and manufacturers sell, more used and new cars. Autobytel has helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every major automaker market its brand online. Through its flagship website, network of automotive sites and respected online affiliates, Autobytel continues its dedication to innovating the industry’s highest quality Internet programs to provide consumers with a comprehensive and positive automotive research and purchasing experience, and auto dealers, dealer groups and auto manufacturers with some of the industry’s most productive and cost-effective customer referral and marketing programs.
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