The Ten Minute YouTube Attention Span

The Ten Minute YouTube Attention Span
Ever notice how the videos on seem to always be short and less than 10 minutes.

Why is this?

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I am uploading a video about the cooking kit I use in hotel rooms. The video is about 11 minutes, I am worried that is going to moderate it and say,
“Video too long.”

I feel like I am being trained by to know the attention span of the average human.

Is the attention span of Humans incapable of lasting longer than 10 minutes?

There is something horribly wrong with this perspective of life.

Every you ever needed to say on any subject should never last more than 10 minutes, at least according to

The Ten Minute YouTube Attention Span


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YouTube Rejected my Video because it was 11 minutes or too long...

I guess, I can make two parts, then the parts become confusing on How to find all the parts?

Name them both the exact same thing except add pt 1 and pt 2. That way they will be listed next to each other on YT

Hey Andy,
Youtube limits the video length to 10 minutes to all users except those with directors accounts. As far as i know it has nothing to do with atention span but thats something to look into. As to finding the second part, placiing in the name part1 would usualy send a message to the viewer to look for the next part - which is usualy in the related videos section. Great blog! Keep it up!

Settle down my friend, if you want a video longer than ten minutes you have to pay or upgrade your account I think. It is free to upload videos shorter than ten minutes so thats why most are shorter than ten minutes. I hope this helps, and I personally have watched a lot of videos longer than ten minutes and a lot I have skipped after ten seconds.

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