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According to Netcraft there were 1.8 billion websites in May 2022; this number will continue to grow as you read this article.
As of April 2022, an estimated 5 billion, 63% of the world’s population, are internet users. The increase in active internet users is growing seven times faster than the population growth, which stands at 1%.
Other internet facts:
- The average person spends 6.56 hours online every day
- China has the highest number of internet users in the world: over 854 million
- 81% of US adults go online every day
- Google Chrome is the leading browser with a 62.78% market share, 19.3% use Safari, and 4.2% choose Firefox
- In the second quarter of 2019, 354.7 million domain names were registered
The top five most visited sites in 2021 were:
More than 6.7 million people blog: Blogger is the largest blogging platform with over 46 million monthly active users. The majority of bloggers are women.
Faster is better: The average speed of websites in every industry in the US is 5-6 seconds. According to Google, best practice is 3 seconds. Every second a customer has to wait for a webpage to load increases their likelihood of clicking out. If a page takes 10 seconds to load, the likelihood of clicking out is 123%.
“Connectivity on such a scale will profoundly affect the way businesses communicate, educate, innovate, and scale. It will likely threaten security and overload infrastructure, but also catalyze massive social and economic progress.
How can business leaders leverage these seismic shifts to create new opportunities for global commerce and social action? How are governments likely to respond to the shifting ground under their feet? How will this new breed of connected consumers behave? What technologies will improve and accelerate internet use in the coming years?” Quartz
How can you use this information to take advantage of this ever-changing economy to work smarter, recruit the right people, attract better customers, and leave competitors in the dust as you pull ahead of the pack?
The road is easier together,