The word “explosive” hardly does justice to describing the growth of the Internet over the past two decades. There were less than 100 million websites (actually, about 93 million) active in 2000; today there are 1.75 billion.
That’s just one of the more than 100 fascinating stats and facts about the Internet today in the infographic below from HostingClues.com. Here are some of the statistics most useful for marketing pros:
- 61% of all Google searches are done on mobile devices (which is why Google has moved to mobile-first indexing for ranking pages).
- Speed matters. The bounce rate of mobile visitors increases by about 12% for each additional second of loading time.
- More than 36% of all websites run on WordPress. It accounts for 63% of all sites built on a content management system (CMS).