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50 Facts about websites

50 Facts about websites

50 Facts about websites


  1. Half of internet users in the UK use mobile internet while out and about
  2. Microsoft released Internet Explorer in 1995
  3. 100 percent of the top 10000 family names are already registered as domain names.
  4. The bandwidth consumed by YouTube in 2007 is comparable to the entire bandwidth consumed by the whole internet in 2000
  5. 8% of Bloggers earn enough to support a family
  6. There are 2.7 trillion searches on Google each month.
  7. There are 119 million tweets per day
  8. Most employers now view online degrees as the equivalent of traditional degrees.
  9. Everything you do on the internet has/can be saved and archived, Facebook, Twitter, Google etc..
  10. 1 in every 13 people on Earth is on Facebook (2011)
  11. 247 Billion emails are sent every day
  12. People on Facebook install 20 million applications every day
  13. Twitter is the 8th most visited website in the world according to Alexa
  14. Wikipedia supports 260+ Languages
  15. Wifi was standardised in 1999
  16. A web developer earns on average $75,660 per year in the US
  17. Shopify has 30,000+ users who have created shops with their online software.
  18. A ‘Noogler’ is a new person at Google
  19. Google makes most of it’s money from advertising
  20. Google Acquired YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion
  21. As of June 2012, Google Chrome has 32.76% worldwide usage share of web browsers
  22. White space is good!
  23. Some people completely ignore large chunks of text.
  24. 21.3m people now shop online in the UK, spending an average of £661 each in the last six months (BMRB, August 2008) (2010)
  25. 1 in 4 Uk adults use the website
  26. 100 million people take a social action on YouTube (likes, shares, comments, etc) every week
  27. The founders of Google are both worth $18B
  28. 4Chan forums have over 960,775,645 posts
  29. The UK governments e-petition website when launched in 2011 crashed on the first day receiving over 1000 unique visits per minute with people wanting to sign various e-petitions for parliament to debate on.
  30. The eBay HQ Building Names Reflect Categories on eBay
  31. 360 million – Total number of Hotmail users
  32. 27,000,000 people follow Lady Gaga (Don’t know why)
  33. The most viewed video on YouTube during 2011 was Rebecka Black’s “Friday.”
  34. 6 billion Photos hosted on Flickr (August 2011).
  35. 100 billion Estimated number of photos on Facebook by mid-2011.
  36. Itunes made an annual revenue of $1,900,000,000 in 2011
  37. Google made $23,650,560,000 in 2011 (Sorry what)
  38. runs on WordPress
  39. It is cheaper to purchase web-hosting then it is to purchase physical premises
  40. Linkedin has 161m professionals around the world as of March 31, 2012
  41. Rick Roll history: The bait-and-switch phenomenon had its beginning on imageboard site 4chan as a spin-off of an earlier practical joke known as duckrolling, in which an external link with a sensational title (i.e., a specific picture or news item) would be redirected to an edited image of a duck with wooden wheels.
  42. On April 1st, 2008, every featured video on YouTube’s front page redirected to the Rickroll music video
  43. The Google logo, wasn’t actually centered on the page until March 31, 2001.
  44. Internet explorer is hated so much it has it’s own “anti IE” sites, several of them actually.
  45. You have to be 18 to use a Paypal account
  46. Facebook has an age restriction of 13
  47. Over 1 Billion downloads have been estimated on Thepiratebay
  48. Aquantive was acquired by Microsoft for $6,333,000,000 in 13-Aug-2007
  49. When Megaupload was shut down earlier this year 25 Petabytes (2.621e+7 Gigabyte, don’t ask me what this means haha) were left behind for evidence.
  50. The keyword Insurance can pay up to $54.91 per click with Google adsense









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Written by OIiver

Oliver is a 20 year old web-enthusiast and entrepreneur from the UK. He enjoys Marketing, SEO, Technology and Business.

  • Josh

    Haha very good 😉

  • Prawin kumar

    Wow, some of facts mentioned really broadened my knowledge . The fact that 8 percent bloggers earn enough to support their family will inspire for making blogging as profession .keep sharing more such facts .