The Digital Footprints of YouTube’s Biggest Names

What is PeekScore?: PeekScore is a rank from 1 to 10, assigned to every person. The higher someone’s score, the “more important” they are on the web. In calculating your PeekScore and updating it often, PeekYou takes into account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to; your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news. For first time visitors a more in-depth explanation of what the PeekScore is, and how to increase your own, can be found by clicking through here.

If you are (or perhaps are the parent of) an internet savvy young person, you may already be all too familiar with many of the names on this list. These are among the first wave of folks to truly benefit from the Web’s democratizing force, when it comes to creating the new breed of entertainers and celebrities. Once amateur, anonymous individuals shooting video of themselves in their bedrooms (or living rooms, etc.) and uploading it to the Web, these people now find themselves legitimately famous in certain quarters. They are among the biggest names associated with YouTube, and their mutually beneficial and lucrative – for both user and YouTube – partner program.

We’re not evaluating the quality of their videos, nor are we commenting on their relative popularity within YouTube itself. Instead, as we do, we are assessing and comparing their impacts out among the greater wilds of cyberspace (i.e., their digital footprints, an explanation of which can be found above, or more in depth by clicking through here), using our PeekScore scale.


Are there any other YouTube, or greater internet celebrities about whose PeekScores you’re curious? Let us know in the comments.

Rank Picture Name YouTube Channel PeekScore
1

Shane Dawson ShaneDawsonTV 8.39 / 10.00
2

Ray William Johnson RayWilliamJohnson 8.14 / 10.00
3

Philip DeFranco SxePhil 8.09 / 10.00
4 (tie)

Lucas Cruikshank Fred 8.05 / 10.00
4 (tie)

Ryan Higa Nigahiga 8.05 / 10.00
5

Jenna Marbles JennaMarbles 8.04 / 10.00
6

Michael Gregory (of The Gregory Brothers) Schmoyoho 8.03 / 10.00
7

Justine Ezarik iJustine 8.02 / 10.00
8

Charlie McDonnell Charlieissocoollike 8.01 / 10.00
9

Freddie Wong FreddieW 7.88 / 10.00
10

Dane Boedigheimer AnnoyingOrange 7.26 / 10.00