100+ Internet Statistics And Facts For 2021

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  1. Thanks Lindsay,

    Stats about WordPress are crazy, I wonder what is the reason that despite being hacked so much people still insist on WordPress. Wonder what is the reason for this loyalty. Valuable stats! Looking forward for more about App usage etc. Cheers!

  2. Hi Barbara Armour!

    Thank you so much for stopping by! And thank you for your kind words 🙂

    I’ll tell you, I did some research regarding your question about active websites in the United States, and honestly I found that it is nearly impossible to determine this! There is not really a lot of hard data regarding active sites in general, let alone data that fits your specific criteria. And, I found that there is a ton of conflicting data too, making it hard to discern what is accurate.

    That said, I can offer you some crude estimates to give you an idea and hope (fingers crossed) that I am at least close.

    From the data I found, there seems to be a total (active and inactive) of 1.6 billion websites in the world as of October 2018. With that, 1.2 billion websites are thought to be INACTIVE (crazy right?!). That leaves us with approximately .4 billion (or 400 million) active websites in the world.

    Now, I saw an fact somewhere that said that the United States holds onto approximately 45-50% of all active websites in the world, so based on all of this data, it would seem there are about 200 million active websites in the United States alone.

    This does not, however, answer your specific question regarding what you feel is considered an active website (10K sessions per month for at least 12 months) because quite frankly, there is no data about this that I can find.

    I hope this helps, it’s the best I can do! Thanks again for stopping by.

    ~ Lindsay

  3. WOW Thnk you so much !!!! Lindsay, you did a wonderful job on these stats. So…. I was wondering if you could help me on this question:
    How many ACTIVE websites ( Active defined as: Have had at least 10K session on average per month for the last for 12 months per month) are in the USA?

  4. These facts and figures are astonishing. I cannot believe how much the Internet is used. There are just so many websites and so much data. I never would have guessed that 56% of all internet traffic is from automated sources such as hacking tools, scrapers or spammers, impersonators, and bots.

  5. Hi !

    I love these stats! I’d love to also see what the sources are as well. Thanks for the hard work!

  6. Hi Suzanna Ing!

    Thank you so much for your kind words, you really made my day! I am happy to know you found the information useful and that you’ll be back for more. That’s what my main goal is!

    ~ Lindsay

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  8. Never thought like this that gathering 100 posts make a huge resource. I just like this also want to thank you for your great work.

  9. Hi Steven!

    You are so welcome, I’m glad you found this useful! I know I am always on the hunt for the latest stats and want actual numbers too…and not numbers from years ago either. Good luck to you and your team, I wish you all the success in the world!

    Make sure to come back and see what other great content we have in store for you 🙂

    ~ Lindsay

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