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Interesting Online and Search Statistics

Interesting Online and Search Statistics

A Marketing article written by Lynne Newbury

We are all under no illusion as to the size of the Internet and its exponential growth over the last few years but you may be surprised when you read some of the general internet statistics listed below:

  • Google has recently estimated that the Internet today currently contains around 5 million terabytes of data or 5 billion gigabytes
  • Google employs over 25,000 people globally
  • 247 billion emails are sent daily, of this amount 81% are spam emails!
  • 87% of mobile internet users will access the Internet more than once per day
  • Facebook has more than 6 million pageviews per minute and 2.5 billion images are uploaded each month
  • YouTube serves over 1 billion videos per day
  • There are 50 million 'Tweets' performed each day, that's 600 per second!
  • Google is by far Australia's most used search engine with over 87% of the AU market share (data is based on total number of searches performed on all search engines in the four weeks leading up to 3 July 2010)
  • Top Australian websites for June 2010 were Google, Nine MSN, YouTube, eBay and Yahoo7
  • 95% of all music downloaded from the Internet is pirated
  • There are over 400 million Facebook members globally, 50% of them on any given day logon to Facebook!
  • 25% (100 million) of those users access Facebook on a mobile device
  • Teenagers spend on average 31 hours on the Internet per week, this is compared to four hours on homework!

Some interesting statistics, I'm sure you will agree, and with the Internet set to keep growing at an alarming rate, just imagine what these figures will look like in five or 10 years time!