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75+ Internet Statistics & Facts For 2021

The internet is moving at an outstandingly fast pace and will continuosly grow and evolve for years to come. There are lots of fascinating facts and internet statistics, and this in-depth guide aims to open your eyes to what’s out there. Did you know that WordPress now powers 40% of all websites on the internet?

To help you understand the magnitude of the size, impact, and uses the internet has, we’ve compiled all of the latest internet statistics for 2021 for you to digest.

General Internet Statistics

  • As of January 2021, over 4.8 billion active internet users were recorded worldwide
  • 59% of the entire population account for unique internet users
  • The average growth reate of internet users is 8.2% per year
  • In 4 years, the internet reached 50 million users
  • More than 25% of websites are in the English language
  • 19.8% of websites are in Chinese
  • Asia has the highest number of internet users at 2 billion users
  • With 705 million internet users, Europe is the second most popular region
  • The highest internet penetration as of January 2021 is in Denmark, Iceland, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar
  • The lowest internet penetration is North Korea with an expected penetration of 0%
  • 32% of internet users are 25-34 year olds
  • 65.9% of internet users choose Chrome as their web browser

Internet Search Statistics

  • Google has the biggest market share of search engines with 92.78%
  • Bing and Yahoo! have 2.8% and 1.6% market share
  • 92.17% of internet users use Google’s search engine
  • Google.com is the most popular website on the internet
  • YouTube.com is the second most popular website on ther internet according to Alexa
  • The most searched queries in the US in 2019 were Disney Plus, Cameron Boyse, Nipsey Hussle, and Hurricane Dorian
  • The first search engine “Archie Query Form” was launched in 1990
  • Google Search Index contains more than 100,000,000 gigabytes

Mobile Web Internet Statistics

  • 4.17 billion people use their mobile devices to access the internet
  • The majority of internet users access the internet via their mobile devices
  • Over 75% of North America have a mobile internet connection
  • Android accounts for 74.25% of the global market
  • iOS holds 25.15% of the global mobile internet usage market
  • TikTok is the most popular mobile app with 63.3 million installations
  • Zoom is the second most popular mobile app as of August 2020 with 52.2 million installs
  • South Korea has the most comprehensive mobile network coverage with 95.17%
  • There are over 15,376 5G deployments around the world
  • Mobile traffic accounts for 51% of the total online traffic
  • PC and tablets make up 47.04% and 2.63% of all internet traffic
  • Smartphones account for 80% of the total time spent on social media websites and platforms
  • People spend an average of 2.8 hours per day browsing the internet on their smartphones
  • 143 minutes were spent online on mobile devices and 38 minutes on desktop in 2018

Social Media Statistics

  • There are 3.94 billion active social media users worldwide in 2021
  • The annual growth rate of social media users is 10.5%
  • Over 65% of all people over the age of 13 use social media
  • By 2025 the number of social media users worldwide is expected to reach 4.41 billion users
  • The most popular social media platform is Facebook with 2,603 million users
  • YouTube and WhatsApp are the second most popular social media platforms with 2,000 million users
  • Facebook has 169.76 million users in the US alone
  • Over 2.7 billion people use Facebook and spend up to 58 minutes per day on it
  • YouTube has over 1.9 billion active monthly users
  • People spend an average of 53 minutes per day on Instagram
  • 62.5% of TikTok users use it at least once per month
  • Reddit has 330 million active monthly users
  • Over 4 billion snaps are on Snapchat every day
  • Users spend up to 14 minutes a day on Pinterest
  • Twitter has over 1.3 billion unique users
  • 52% of LinkedIn users use it monthly
  • Tumblr has over 452 million blogs
  • The daily time spent on social media is 2 hours and 22 minutes per day

Web Hosting And Domains

  • As of 2020 there were 370.1 million domains 
  • 43.8% of the total domains are .com and .net
  • .com has 148.7 million domains
  • There are more than 1.8 billion websites online
  • The first ever website was launched on August 6, 1991
  • 191.4 million active websites are on the internet
  • 7 million blog posts get published each day
  • 28% of active websites use content management systems
  • The most popular web hosting provider is GoDaddy with 44.18 million websites
  • CloudFlare hosts 12.32 million websites
  • Wix is the most popular website builder with 3.80 million websites

eCommerce Statistics

  • 2.05 billion people were expected to shop online in 2020
  • Over $3.91 trillian was expected in eCommerce sales in 2020
  • Due to COVID-19, eCommerce sales are expected to grow by 18.4%
  • The most popular countries are the Phillippines, Malaysia, and Spain with a 20% eCommerce growth
  • The net sales of Amazon in 2019 reached $280.5 billion
  • Amazon is the leading eCommerce market with 5.7 billion visits per month
  • In 2019, Cyber Monday hit record sales of $9.4 billion
  • 82% of evergreen shoppers used a search engine for their shoping needs
  • 82% of online shoppers in America use credit or debits cards
  • 63% of online shoppers abandon their cards in the US due to high shipping costs
  • WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce software platform with 14.4%

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