INTERNET WORLD STATS WEB LOG
Internet World Stats Blog
January 1 - June 30, 2005
Internet Usage Statistics for
(June 30, 2005) There are 928 million Internet users in the
world as of June 2005, according to data published by Internet
World Stats. Details here.
New Top Ten Statistics for May 2005
(June 22, 2005) Nielsen//NetRatings has published the ranking of
the Internet Top Sites for May of 2005, the Top Brands and the
Top Advertisers. You may see the top ten
Online Paid Search to Grow 47 Percent, Comprises Nearly
Half of Adspend
(June 10, 2005) Sponsored search spending will increase 47
percent in 2005, reaching $5.1 billion from last year's $3.5
billion, forecasts investment firm Merrill Lynch in a report on
internet advertising issued Thursday.
Paid search and paid inclusion together are forecast to reach
$5.5 billion - or 45 percent of the total online ad market in
2005. Much of the growth will be driven by broadband adoption,
which will drive an increase in queries, according to Merrill
Lynch, who predicts a 20 percent increase in query volume for the
year. It said the volume of queries per user grew between 16 and
18 percent in the first quarter, compared with 0-4 percent a year
ago. Overall, Merrill Lynch continues to predict that online
advertising will reach $12.4 billion this year, and $25 billion
Online Ad Market for 2005 Predicted to Reach Between
$12.3 and $14.7 Billion
(May 27, 2005) Goldman Sachs predicts that online advertising
could reach $12.3 billion this year, and that it could account
for as much as 7 percent of total ad spending by 2009--up from
between 4 and 5 percent last year--and that search will represent
more than 50 percent of all online ad dollars. "Top 200
advertisers have transitioned from testing online advertising to
making it a permanent component of their marketing mix," stated
Earlier this month, Forrester Research predicted that online
advertising would reach $14.7 billion this year,about 23 percent
more than Forrester's estimate for 2004 estimates. Research firm
eMarketer predicted a total online advertising market of $12.9
billion this year, with a 34 percent increase over eMarketer's
that E-Commerce Climbed To $2.42 Billion For the Week Ending May
(May 24, 2005) Online Retail Sales for the week ending May 1/05
reached $2.42 billion, up 28 percent over $1.89 billion the
corresponding week a year ago, according to a comScore Networks report released May 23/05. Online travel sales for the
week ending May 1 were up 37 percent over the corresponding week
a year ago, reaching $1.12 billion from $818 million, comScore
Read more about comscore Research.
The 50x15 Initiative
(May 23, 2005) The Digital Divide is a worldwide problem that deprives 86% of the
world population from access to the Internet. AMD has taken action to
diminish it and empower 50% of the world population with Internet
access. Read about this remarkable initiative and the strategy
being used to meet this target. Read about the $185 dollar
computers, and the twenty-five countries that have already reached the 50% Internet access mark.
Internet World Stats fully supports the 50x15 Initiative.
Read more about Bridging the
Mozilla Firefox Browser with 59 Million
(May 27, 2005) The Mozilla Foundation reports that the Firefox browser downloads reached the 59
million mark. According to this data, it means that approximately
one out of every 15 Internet surfers uses Firefox. This is a 6.7%
penetration rate. (NOTE: Latest downloads data today is at
See what the c/net user reviews say about the new Firefox
browser click here.
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Two Time Saving Search Resources
(April 27 2005) - The number of replies to any query in Internet
search engines keeps growing day by day. The need for a quick
answer is also growing because available time keeps
If this is your problem, try answers.com. Search engines
are great when you’ve got a complex request and lots of
time. But if you need to know fast the meaning of words, links to
other search resources, you need a one stop reference
tool, details here.
Another quick search tool to
save time is a start page that's called startster.com. Once you
join for free, you can configure the startster page as you wish
with search tools, links to news sites and lots of other links
you want to have on hand. I'm giving it a try, why don't you also
try startster.com to save time.
888 Million Users
(March 25 2005) - The number of Internet users in our stats now
equals 888,681,131 a new record figure. Average worldwide
penetration rate is also higher at 13.9 %. This means that almost
14 out of every 100 persons in the world use the
Asia has the highest number of
surfers with 302,257,003 people, representing 34% of the world
total Internet users. Europe comes second with 259,653,144
surfers, representing 29.2% of total world Internet usage.
Northern America is third with 222,165,659 Internet users, a
27.3% of the total.
The remaining 12.6% is
represented by 55,930,974 users in Latin America, plus 17,325,900
users in the Middle East, 15,787,221 users in Oceania, and
12,937,100 surfers in Africa.
Since the year 2000 Internet
usage has grown 146.2%. Internet World Stats forecasts that
Internet will hit one billion users by the end of
(March 18, 2005) Broadband subscribers have passed the 150
million mark worldwide, according to market research firm IMS
Research’s latest broadband database update. This
represented an increase of 51 million since the beginning of
2004. This tremendous rate of growth shows no signs of slowing,
and it is forecast that the number of broadband subscribers will
surpass 400 million in 2009.
To read complete IMS Research press release about broadband
subscribers click here.
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Reports from Paul Budde
(February 28, 2005) Paul Budde has
released new communications market research. You can read
the summaries without cost and go through the table of
For full coverage, visit Paul Budde
Top Search Engine
(February 27 2005) Search Engine Watch
features several articles on search engine rankings that clarify
who runs , searches per day, directory and search engine sizes,
and other useful information.
For full coverage, go to Search Engine Watch
Internet Usage Update
(January 31 2005) Korean Ministry of
Information and Communications (MIC) informed that South Korea
had reached 31.6 million Internet users at the end of year 2004,
up 2.4 million users from a year earlier. usage share of 21.3 per
For full coverage, visit 70% of Koreans Use
Continues in First Place
(January 24 2005) Google's global usage
share has risen from 56.4 per cent to 57.2 per cent. Google's
global usage share has increased 0.8 per cent over the last eight
months, according to Dutch internet research provider
Yahoo's global usage share remains stable. The second largest
search engine on the web has a global usage share of 21.3 per
MSN Search (8.6 per cent) and AOL Search (3.5 per cent) round
out the top four search engines.
For full coverage, go Check DMeurope .
Internet Users Update
(January 20 2005) -- About 94 million people in China became internet users
by the end of last year, according to a new survey on internet
usage in the world's most populous nation.
The number represents a year-on-year growth of 18.2 per cent,
according to the China Internet Network Information Centre
(CNNIC). Among Chinese internet users, men accounted for 60.6 per
cent of the total while women made up 39.4 per cent.
People use the internet mostly for e-mail, reading news and
searching for information. Nearly nine out of 10 users said
e-mail service was the most important function of the internet
and about 65 per cent of them felt obtaining news was the second
most important benefit.
The survey also found that a large number of internet users rely
on it to gain knowledge. About 6.3 per cent said they used the
internet as an education tool.
However, the number of people using e-banking services did not
rise much because of security concerns in cyberspace. Only five
per cent of respondents said they used cyberbank services in
their daily lives.
For full coverage, go Check the Asia page
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