The team at Hostingclues has created an exhaustive snapshot of the state of the Internet today. It contains over a hundred facts and statistics to create an impressive Infographic. For anyone using the Internet, it makes for fascinating reading!

Key numbers

Some key data include:

  • Out of the 7.77 billion people in the world, around 4.54 billion have an active internet connection. This means around 58.4% of the world population has access to the internet.
  • The US has 293 million internet users.
  • In the US, almost all age demographics have internet access. However, the younger generation spends more time online.
  • 4.18 billion users access the internet from the mobile.
  • 61% of all Google searches are from a mobile device.
  • 92.07% of all search engine activity is on Google Search. However, 50.33% of all Google searches result in zero clicks.
  • In 2019, Google generated a revenue of $160.4 billion. $134.81 billion of which comes from Google ads.
  • Every second, there are over 40,000 search queries on Google.
  • The average click-through-rate of the first position on Google search is 19.3%.
  • US shoppers spent over $5 billion online during 2017’s Black Friday sales.
  • Over 2.05 billion people shop online.
  • 47% of all global retail sales are made on the online market.
  • Only 20% of consumers were not influenced by ads when making a purchase decision.
  • Over 3.8 billion users have an active social media account.
  • People spend around 2 hours and 24 minutes on average on social media or messaging applications.
  • The most popular social media and messaging platform is Facebook with 2,449,000 users. YouTube is second, with 2,000,000 users.

Blog statistics

  • 77% of internet users read blogs.
  • 43% of readers skim through blog posts.
  • On average, people spend around 37 seconds reading a blog post.
  • 36% of readers prefer list-based headlines.
  • Blogs with an odd number of listicle headlines outperform the ones with an even number of headlines by 20%.
  • Companies that blog get 97% more links to their website.
  • Titles that have 6-13 words attract the highest and most consistent amount of traffic.
  • For 72% of online marketers, content creation is the most effective SEO tactic.
  • If your headline has a hyphen or colon, your click-through-rate increases by 9%.
  • 62.96% of readers have said blogs with multiple writers are more credible.
  • The average blog post is 1151 words.
  • Longer in-depth blog posts generate 9 times more success in lead generation compared to shorter ones.
  • 66% of marketers use blogging in their social media content in 2017.
  • Articles with images or graphics get 94% more views.
  • Writing content is the most outsourced marketing activity.


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100+ Statistics And Facts of The Internet Infographic