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Internet 2012 in numbers (Royal Pingdom)

The Internet In 2012: 634 Million Websites, 2.4 Billion Users

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Internet 2012 in numbers (Royal Pingdom)

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“There is so much happening on the Internet during a year that it’s impossible to capture it all in a blog post, but we’re going to give it a shot anyway. How many emails were sent during 2012? How many domains are there? What’s the most popular web browser? How many Internet users are there? These are some of the questions we’ll answer for you.

To bring you these answers, we’ve gone to the ends of the web – wherever that is – and back again, and compiled a list of truly fascinating facts about the year that was. Some of the numbers are snapshots taken during the year, others cover the entire period. Either way, they all contribute to giving us a better understanding of Internet in 2012. Enjoy!

Email

  • 2.2 billion – Number
    of email users worldwide.
  • 144 billion – Total email traffic
    per day worldwide.
  • 61% – Share of emails that were considered
    non-essential.
  • 4.3 billion – Number of email clients
    worldwide in 2012.
  • 35.6% – Usage share of the most popular
    email client, which was Mail for iOS.
  • 425 million – Number of active Gmail users
    globally, making it the leading email provider
    worldwide.
  • 68.8% – Percentage of all email traffic that was spam
    .
  • 50.76% – Percentage of all spam that was about pharmaceuticals, the top category
    of all spam.
  • 0.22% – Share of worldwide emails that comprised some form of phishing
    attack.

Web pages, websites, and web hosting

  • 634 million – Number of websites
    (December).
  • 51 million – Number of websites added
    during the year.
  • 43% – Share of the top 1 million websites that are hosted
    in the U.S.
  • 48% – Share of the the top 100 blogs
    that run WordPress.
  • 75% – Share of the top 10,000 websites that are served by
    open source software.
  • 87.8 million – Number of Tumblr blogs
    .
  • 17.8 billion – Number of page views
    for Tumblr.
  • 59.4 million – Number of WordPress sites
    around the world.
  • 3.5 billion – Number of webpages
    run by WordPress viewed each month.
  • 37 billion –  Number of pageviews
    for Reddit.com in 2012.
  • 35% – The average web page became this much larger
    during 2012.
  • 4% – The average web page became this much slower
    to load during 2012.
  • 191 million – Number of visitors to Google Sites, the number 1 web property
    in the U.S. in November.

Web servers

  • -6.7% – Decline in the number of Apache websites
    in 2012.
  • 32.4% – Growth in the number of IIS websites
    in 2012.
  • 36.4% – Growth in the number of NGINX websites
    in 2012.
  • 15.9% – Growth in the number of Google websites
    in 2012.

Domain names

  • 246 million – Number of domain name
    registrations across all top-level domains.
  • 104.9 million – Number
    of country code top-level domain name registrations.
  • 329 – Number
    of top level domains.
  • 100 million – Number
    of .com domain names at the end of 2012.
  • 14.1 million – Number
    of .net domain names at the end of 2012.
  • 9.7 million – Number
    of .org domain names at the end of 2012.
  • 6.7 million – Number
    of .info domain names at the end of 2012.
  • 2.2 million – Number
    of .biz domain names at the end of 2012.
  • 32.44% – Market share
    for GoDaddy.com, the biggest domain name registrar in the world.
  • $2.45 million – The price for Investing.com, the most expensive
    domain name sold in 2012.

Internet users

  • 2.4 billion – Number of Internet users
    worldwide.
  • 1.1 billion – Number of Internet users
    in Asia.
  • 519 million – Number of Internet users
    in Europe.
  • 274 million – Number of Internet users
    in North America.
  • 255 million – Number of Internet users
    in Latin America / Caribbean.
  • 167 million – Number of Internet users
    in Africa.
  • 90 million – Number of Internet users
    in the Middle East.
  • 24.3 million – Number of Internet users in Oceania / Australia
    .
  • 565 million – Number of Internet users
    in China, more than any other country in the world.
  • 42.1% – Internet penetration
    in China.

Social media

  • 85,962 – Number of monthly posts by Facebook Page
    s in Brazil, making it the most active country on Facebook.
  • 1 billion – Number of monthly active users
    on Facebook, passed in October.
  • 47% – Percentage of Facebook users that are female
    .
  • 40.5 years – Average age
    of a Facebook user.
  • 2.7 billion – Number of likes
    on Facebook every day.
  • 24.3% – Share of the top 10,000 websites that have Facebook integration
    .
  • 200 million – Monthly active users
    on Twitter, passed in December.
  • 819,000+ – Number of retweets of Barack Obama’s tweet “Four more years”, the most retweets
    ever.
  • 327,452 – Number of tweets per minute
    when Barack Obama was re-elected, the most ever.
  • 729,571 – Number of messages per minute
    when the Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo saw 2012 finish and 2013 start.
  • 9.66 million – Number of tweets during the opening ceremony
    of the London 2012 olympics.
  • 175 million – Average number of tweets sent every day
    throughout 2012.
  • 37.3 years – Average age
    of a Twitter user.
  • 307 – Number of tweets
    by the average Twitter user.
  • 51 – Average number of followers
    per Twitter user.
  • 163 billion – the number of tweets
    since Twitter started, passed in July.
  • 123 – Number of heads of state
    that have a Twitter account.
  • 187 million – Number of members
    on LinkedIn (September).
  • 44.2 years – Average age
    of a Linkedin user.
  • 135 million – Number of monthly active users on Google+
    .
  • 5 billion – How many times per day the +1 button
    on Google+ is used.
  • 20.8% – Usage share of HootSuite as a social media management tool
    among the world’s top 100 brands.

Web browsers

Search

  • 1.2 trillion – Number of searches
    on Google  in 2012.
  • 67% – Google’s market-leading share
    of the U.S. search market (December).
  • 1 – The top trending question
    of the year on Ask.com: “Will Rob and Kristen get back together?”

Mobile

  • 1.1 billion – Number of global smartphone subscribers
    .
  • 6.7 billion – Number of mobile subscriptions
    .
  • 5 billion – Number of mobile phone users
    .
  • 5.3 billion – Number of mobile handsets
    .
  • 1.3 billion – Number of smartphones
    in use worldwide by end of 2012.
  • 465 million – Number of Android smartphones
    sold in 2012, a 66% market share.
  • 31% – Percentage of the U.S. Internet population that used a tablet or e-reader
    .
  • 13% – Mobile share of global
    Internet traffic.
  • 5 billion – Number of mobile broadband subscriptions
    .
  • 1.3 exabytes – Estimated global mobile data traffic
    per month in 2012.
  • 59% – Share of global mobile data traffic that was video
    .
  • 500 megabytes – Amount of monthly data traffic consumed
    by the average smartphone.
  • 504 kbps – The average mobile network connection speed
    globally (all handsets).
  • 1,820 kbps – The average mobile network connection speed
    globally (smartphones).

Video

  • 14 million – Number of Vimeo users
    .
  • 200 petabytes – Amount of video played
    on Vimeo during 2012.
  • 150,648,303 – Number of unique visitors for video to Google Sites, the number one video property
    (September).
  • 1 billion – PSY’s Gangnam Style
    video became the first online video to reach
    1 billion views (currently just over 1.1 billion) and it achieved it in just 5 months.
  • 2.7 billion – Number of views of videos uploaded
    to YouTube tagged Obama or Romney during the 2012 U.S. election cycle
  • 2.5 million – Number of hours of news-related video
    that was uploaded to YouTube.
  • 8 million – The number of concurrent viewers
    of the lifestream of Felix Baumgartner’s jump from the edge of space, the most ever on YouTube.
  • 4 billion – Number of hours of video
    we watched on YouTube per month.
  • 60 million – Number of global viewers
    monthly on Ustream.
  • 16.8 million – Number of total viewers
    in a 24 hour period for a video on Ustream, the most ever.
  • 181.7 million – Number of total unique viewers of online video in the U.S. during December

Images

  • 7 petabytes – How much photo content Facebook added
    every month.
  • 300 million – Number of new photos added
    every day to Facebook.
  • 5 billion – The total number of photos
    uploaded to Instagram since its start, reached in September 2012.
  • 58 – Number of photos uploaded every second
    to Instagram.
  • 1 – Apple iPhone 4S was the most popular camera
    on Flickr.”

Stephen

 

Posted on: January 22, 2013, 7:21 am Category: Uncategorized