Amazing Internet Facts

The Internet certainly is an amazing thing! We at GWS are fascinated by this massive informational system and marketing tool. We have pooled together a list of some of the most amazing Internet facts to share with you:

  • 7 billion electronic devices are connected to the Internet.
  • 2 billion people use the Internet, which is almost 44% of the global population.
  • Over 78% of North Americans use the Internet.
  • There are 1.7 billion Internet users in Asia.
  • The International Space Station has faster Internet than Australia.
  • Humans make up only 49% of the Internet’s traffic.
  • It took 4 years for the Internet to reach an audience of 50 million (by comparison, it took the telephone 75, radio 38 years, and TV 13 years)
  • 250 billion emails are sent every day.
  • There are over 637 million websites.
  • The first website went live on Aug. 6, 1991.
  • By 2020, a quarter of a billion vehicles will be connected to the Internet.
  • Estimates predict we will have Internet-connected clothing by 2020.
  • 2 billion people across the world access the Internet from a handheld device.
  • About 60% of Internet activity in the US comes from mobile devices.
  • There are an estimated 3 billion Google searches every day.
  • Google accounts for about 67.7% of all search queries, followed by Bing at 26.7%.
  • It is expected that a quarter of advertising budgets will be spent on online marketing in 2016 – this is expected to amount to close to $77 billion.
  • In a 2011 survey, 76% said they found local businesses by using search engines, and 67% had done so within the last 30 days.

Google on iPad2 screen in gws learning center

  • How you rank on search engines matters:
    • The #1 search result listing on Google sees 18.2% of total click through traffic.
    • The #2 listing will see 10.1%, while the #3 spot will have 7.2% of click through traffic.
    • The #4 search result listing on Google will receive 4.8% – and the rest will see less than 2% of click through traffic.
    • So, in summary, the top 10 results on Google will see a total average of 52.32% of click through traffic. For Bing, this number totals about 26.32%.

With all of this occurring on the Internet, how can your company afford to not be online? Call our Bakersfield office today to schedule your no obligation website design appointment!