The Power of the Internet (in Stats)

Even if you think society has become too obsessed with the Internet, you cannot deny that it has brought many amazing changes to the world. From being able to do your shopping on your phone, to organizing party invitations and so much more, the Internet is becoming a bigger part of your life day by day.

There is no question that the Internet has been growing at a rapid rate, however you might not have considered just how much it has grown. For example, more than half of the world’s population are Internet users.

Social media is also becoming increasingly popular. What was once just a way communicating with friends, has grown into a whole new beast. Businesses are now using social media to drive more sales, building relationships via Facebook and Instagram etc. to expand the business’ reach. There are now over 3.2 billion social media users in the world, with Facebook alone having 2.2 billion monthly users. YouTube has become really popular with over 1.5 billion users, as more people want to watch online videos just for fun or to find out information.

If we look at e-commerce you may be surprised to find that in the last two years sales have increased by a massive 13%. More businesses are starting to see the huge benefits of digital marketing and building really powerful websites that generate more sales than ever before. In fact, there are now over 1.8 billion website existing on the Internet.

Did you know that Google now has over 3.5 billion searches each day? Or that voice searches are performed over 1 billion times per month? Mobile phone usage has been rapidly increasing too and in the last five years website traffic from mobile phones has rocketed by 36%.