Google has today announced the launch a tool to answer the kind of questions anyone posting video clips to YouTube are always asking, such as: who viewed my video, how did they find it, where did they come from?

YouTube Insight is free, and enables anyone with a YouTube account and that includes users, partners and advertisers, to see detailed stats clips that they have uploaded.

Stats such as how often their videos are viewed in different geographic regions, or maybe how popular they are relative to all videos in that market over a given period of time.

This looks really cool, especially when you dig deeper and discover stuff like being able to reveal the lifecycle of your video. ever wondered how long it takes for a specific video to become popular, for example, or what happens to it in terms of views at that popularity peaks?

Just check out the About this Video button which is located under My account > Videos, Favorites, Playlists > Manage my Videos.