Amazing Facts about Global Internet Users (with figures)

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Amazing Facts about Global Internet Users (with figures)



Do you know how many internet users are there all over the world? Which country has the highest internet audience? And  do you know, why inbound marketers are following Facebook to generate online business? Are you interested in knowing these facts? Below are some interesting facts about internet world, which are really fruitful to organize your internet marketing strategy.


1. China has the highest internet users

World’s total population is 7.1 Billion & 39%, i.e. almost 2.8 Billion peoples are internet savvy. China is having the highest internet users among the top 10 internet savvy countries. And when it comes to penetration, UK stands top among them with 87%.

Worldwide Internet Users


2. Countries with highest internet traffic

Countries with highest internet traffic

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And, according to a news in Business Standard – China covers 8% of all internet users in the world, India stands at number three & upon recent sources India might cross 300 million internet users by 2014.

Internet Users


3. Domain Theory at Country Level

United States has the highest domains registered dated 12/30/13 and nobody is close to ever beat US.

Country Level Domains


These numbers includes sub-domains as well.

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And according to a news in This Day Live – Nigerians doesn’t showed interest at Country level domains, but the good news is that NiRA Plans 100,000 Free Domain Names for Nigerians in 2014, probably will have good numbers in 2014.


4. Social Behavior: Facebook Reach

You might be curious to know how the top countries are doing in social behavior. This is how I came up with country wise Facebook Reach –

Facebook Audience Reach

Facebook Internet Users

And surprisingly, the country with highest internet users has the lowest Facebook audience. If we talk about Social Media Optimization, Facebook comes at the top having vast audience, the biggest marketing channel, helps a lot in promotion & branding. Seems like China is quite happy without Facebook… 🙂


5. .COM TLD is the most popular

China has the highest % share of .com domains of the registered TLDs :

Top Level Domains

Total .com Domains are 103,631,763 & US covers 59.3% of .com domains. Means the highest .com web properties are associated to US & nobody seems closer to US.

Country Level .com share

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So, what are your thoughts upon the analysis? What do you feel, what will happen in 2014. Which country will be in the Limelight of internet world for 2014?

And, these above statics may help you to organize your location based marketing strategy as well. Please do share your feedback as I  am open for a healthy discussion.

Digital Marketing Professional
After completion of my BE (Computer Science) in the year 2009. I started my career with as a Data Analyst. There I explored myself in the field of Analytics & performed many operational tasks in SAS & SPSS, afiliate Marketing, SEO & SEM. Currently I am working as Inbound marketer with new strategies in marketing rather than following the traditional methods.

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