Google has been an integral part of our lives for a decade now. We visit the Google search bar multiple times a day and search countless queries. Millions and millions of people do it every second. The mainstream and inordinate use of this extremely popular search engine has given birth to a number of interesting Google stats. We’ll take a look at the most intriguing ones here.
In this post, I will tell you about 100+ Google Stats, Facts & Insights that you must read this year. If you are a blogger, digital marketer, any type of web-worker, or just a curious reader, you are going to have a fun time going through this post about our beloved search engine.
Must-Know Google Stats and Facts
Google is the most used search engine on the internet. Since being founded in 1998, Google has evolved so much and it is much more now than just being a search engine. The products from Google are so much incorporated in our lives now that we can’t live without them. A simple example is Gmail. There are a lot more things that Google does for us and the list is ever-expanding.
Being so close to Google all the time, these stats and facts will be a fun thing to go through for you. Let’s take a look at them.
Google Facts About its Origin & History
Google has a very interesting story of how it was founded, developed, and went on to become a massive success. Here are all the stats about its origin and history that will help you understand it better.
- Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin as their research project when they were pursuing a Ph.D. at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
- In the beginning, Scott Hassan was also a partner and wrote the major portion of the code for the original search engine. However, he left the partners before Google was officially launched.
- Page and Brin originally nicknamed Google “BackRub” because the system checked backlinks to guess the relevance of a particular website.
- Rajeev Motwani and Terry Winograd joined Page and Brin in the development.
- The name was then changed to “Google” that originated from the misspelling of the word “googol” and officially launched in 1998.
- Google’s original homepage had a plain and simple design because none of the founders was an HTML expert.
- The domain name for Google was registered on September 15, 1997.
- The company Google LLC was incorporated on September 4, 1998. The company was based in the garage of Page’s friend Susan Wojcicki in California.
- Craig Silverstein was the first hired employee of the company. He was also a Ph.D. student at Stanford.
- Google raised funds up to $1 Million from friends, family, and some initial investors including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Stanford University Professor David Cheriton, and entrepreneur Ram Shriram. Using the money, they set up their original shop in Menlo Park, California.
- By June 7, 1999, Google raised around $25 Million and started operating smoothly.
The beginning was tough, but the founders never lost hope and continued with what they had in hand. The result is in front of you now.
Google User Stats
Google is the most used search engine in every corner of the world, except China. Here are some stats and facts the Google users and usage that’ll definitely fascinate you.
- Google has over 3 Billion+ total users in the world.
- 92% of the total internet users rely on Google to search for something.
- The search engine has over 1 Billion+ monthly active users. However, Google never discloses this figure accurately.
- 58% of the total traffic on Google comes from mobile devices.
- Average internet users visit the Google search bar 7-8 times a day. Students tend to use Google 75% more than anyone else.
- People use Google to know about “How to” the most, followed by the “Is ____ worth it?” queries.
- 34% of internet users rely on Google search to find any product.
- Over 2 Billion+ Google users have an Android device.
The amount of Google usage is increasing every minute worldwide. It is safe to say now that Google literally owns the internet.
Demographic Google Stats
Google has users all around the world, except for some places. Nowadays, even kids and old people are using Google. Here are some demographic Google stats that’ll help you understand how mainstream Google has become now.
- Google is available in around 115 countries and offers a personalized version of the search engine for them.
- It is available to use in over 104 languages worldwide.
- Google is banned in China and Russia as they think Google is the biggest spying tool ever created.
- Google has the maximum number of users from India, followed by America, Brazil, France, Germany, and the UK. The highest penetration rate is in the USA with 87%.
- 13 Years is the minimum age to use Google. Over 65% of Google users have age between 15 to 34 years old.
- 65+ Age group is the least fond of using Google. They still prefer using Yahoo!
- Teenagers (13 to 18 years old) use the Google voice search feature the most.
- Google has a gender ratio of 2:1 for male and female users.
It doesn’t matter where you live or how old you are, sooner or later, you are going to need Google for anything to everything.
Google Search Statistics and Facts
Searching is the most used feature of Google. There are several highly intriguing facts and stats about Google search that we’ll discuss here.
- Google receives over 63,000 searches every second on any given day.
- Over 5.6 Billion+ Google searches take place every day.
- 65% of those searches are made on mobile devices.
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- The figure for total searches per day is increasing by 10% every year.
- Over 18% of all the searches made every year are new. No one ever searched them before.
- 91% of all the searches made on computers are via Google.
- An average Google search session lasts for 56 seconds.
- Google has indexed hundreds of billions of web pages. If we estimate the total storage taken by them, it’ll be around 100,000,000 GB large.
- 40% of product searches start on Google and then are redirected to respective portals.
- 22% of the total Google searches are “one-word queries.” 24% of them are two-words. Around 40% of them are between 3 to 5 words while only 12% of them have more than 6 words.
- Queries asking for reviews about anything have increased by 80% over the last 2 years.
- “Corona Virus” is the most searched term of 2020 currently.
- “India vs South Africa” was the most searched Google term of 2019 globally, while “Disney Plus” was the most searched term in the USA.
- “What is Bitcoin?” is the most searched term of 2018 followed by “What is racketeering?”
Aren’t these statistics very much intriguing? I know they are.
Google Products & Revenue Statistics
Google has become a humongous success now. You can verify this by going through these Google revenue and product stats present below.
- Google has been the second most valuable brand in the world (behind Apple Inc.) in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, with a valuation of $133 billion. Currently, Google has a market value of $740 Billion.
- The parent company of Google, Alphabet Inc. has a net income of 2019 of US$34.34 billion.
- It has total assets of US$275.9 billion and equity of US$201.4 billion with 118,899 employees in 2019.
- Google owns 90.46% of the search engine market share worldwide.
- Gmail owns over 27% of the global email service market.
- Google Play Store is the largest app market worldwide having over 3 Million apps.
- Alphabet Inc. owns around 200 different companies in various nations.
- The main source of Google’s income in 2019 was ads having a share of 85%.
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- Alphabet’s total market cap is over $840 Billion.
- Youtube has over 2 Billion+ monthly active users.
- Google Ads has over 2 Million active accounts.
- Over 3 Million companies worldwide use Google’s one or more marketing services.
The company is on a roll and it ain’t stopping anytime soon.
These are some of the most interesting Google stats, facts, and insights that are worth reading for anyone using the internet. If you know about some more of these that I may have missed, feel free to drop them in the comments section. Google has become so crucial for everyone in this world that if it went away even for a day, the whole world will turn upside down.
That’s all for this post. I hope you find it entertaining as well as useful. If you have any queries regarding anything mentioned above, feel free to use the comment box. I’ll be glad to help you further.