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Global - Internet - Search Engines, Websites and Internet User Statistics

With over 500 million websites available worldwide through computer access, tablet touchscreen access and mobile smart phones – no wonder Internet usage continues to rise. In 2013 over a third of the global population will use the Internet. This is quite remarkable when considering there were only around 350 million users worldwide at the start of the decade. More growth is predicted ahead as the Internet economy continues to develop and mobile Internet developments continue to aid access, particularly in the developing markets.

This report includes valuable statistics and information on worldwide Internet and provides a useful summary of global data on topics such as: the number of Internet users worldwide; regional penetration; leading Internet hosts; domain names; the World Wide Web including browsers and web server software; leading and alternate search engines and popular web properties.

Latest developments:

Google remains the most popular web property worldwide; Internet traffic from non-computer devices is increasing with Canada and Singapore just two countries with a high percentage of tablet use; On average, almost 24 hours is spent online by the global Internet population each month; Internet Explorer (IE) and Google Chrome are two of the most popular web browsers worldwide.


1. Synopsis
2. Market summary
2.1 Web 2.0
3. Internet traffic continues to grow
3.1 Non-computer devices used for internet traffic
4. Internet users and penetration
4.1 Time spent online
4.2 Domain names and hosts
5. The World Wide Web
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Browsers
5.3 Web server software
6. Search engines
6.1.1 Alternative search engines
7. Websites
7.2 Website growth
7.3 Popular websites
7.4 Popular mobile websites
8. Other developments
8.1 The Pentagon Internet (GIG)
8.2 Grid computing will change the Internet – analysis
8.2.1 Cloud computing generates huge interest
9. Related reports
Table 1 – Worldwide Internet users and annual change – 2009 - 2013
Table 2 – Worldwide Internet penetration by region – 2009; 2011
Table 3 – Top ten ranking by country by Internet users – Mid 2008; Mid 2011
Table 4 – Percentage of Internet traffic to non-computer devices – selected countries- 2011
Table 5 – Selected countries – average time spent online each month – Q4 2010; Q4 2011
Table 6 – Top US online activities – Q3 2010; 2011
Table 7 – Historical - top online activities – 2008
Table 8 – Number of domain names worldwide – 2007 - 2011
Table 9 – Internet users by top 10 languages – 2005; 2007; 2010
Table 10 – Worldwide market share of top 4 browsers – various months – 2008; 2010; 2012
Table 11 – Web server market share top 4 developers – various months – 2006; 2008; 2010; 2012
Table 12 – Worldwide search engine market share – Jan 2010; May 2011; Jan 2012
Table 13 – Number of websites worldwide – various months - 2004; 2006; 2008; 2009; 2011
Table 14 – Visitors to top web properties worldwide – 2008; June 2009; May 2011
Table 15 – Visitors to top 10 mobile web properties worldwide – March 2012
Exhibit 1 – Historical growth of the Internet
Exhibit 2 – Examples of Web 2.0 developments
Exhibit 3 – Examples of popular domain name suffixes worldwide – 2012
Exhibit 4 – World Wide Web - The phenomenon of the 1990s
Exhibit 5 – Mozilla Firefox
Exhibit 6 – Examples of alternative search engines
Exhibit 7 – Difference between Grid Computing, Utility Computing and Cloud Computing

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