Fascinating Stats About the Internet

Have you ever wondered how much time you spend on the Internet on an average day? With new smartphone features that track your screen time, you might be surprised at just how many hours you spend on social media, searching Google and everything else you use the Internet for. The advances in digital technology have made it very easy for people to use the Internet and the usage stats are only going to go up.

This infographic below on Internet Statistics and Facts 2018 gives a fascinating insight into just how Internet focused the world has become. Over half the world’s population are now Internet users and Google is being used for searches a staggering 3.5 billion times per day. Voice searches are going to see a really big upturn in usage as well, with already a billion voice searches taking place each month.

For those interested in websites and digital marketing, you might be surprised to find that there were over 1.8 billion websites recorded earlier this year. Social media is going from strength to strength with more functionality being added all of the time. Facebook has over 2.2 billion monthly users – that is over a quarter of the total worldwide population. YouTube usage is surging as well, with 1.5 billion users going onto the famous site to view videos or even upload their own.

eCommerce is growing at a rapid rate, as more consumers turn to online shopping for convenience and saving time walking around shops. 80% of UK buyers now use online commerce research to help them to decide on a purchase. The future is all about commercial drones and it was estimated that there would be 600,000 in use by the end of 2018.