Over 46% of the worldâ€™s population is now online: 3.4 billion people. There are now over 1 billion websites.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Active Users
There is a HUGE audience out there looking for interesting content.
You just need to tap into them.
In 2016, 46.1% of the worldâ€™s population is now online (sources for calculation:Â InternetLiveStats.com,Â GeoHive). By comparison, only 1.3% was online back in 1996 and 17.6% in 2006. With your own blog, you have the opportunity to reach readers in all corners of the world. And over half the world (53.9% to be exact) still doesnâ€™t have internet access, meaning your potential audience will only continue to grow in coming years.
This tableÂ does a good job breaking down the number of Internet users (and percentage of population) in each country.
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There are over 54,000 Google searches conducted every single second.
According toÂ one recent study, the first 4 results in a Google search get 83% of the clicks. The first result alone gets clicked as much as 40% of the time.
The average first-page result in Google contains 1,890 words.
The average blog dies after just 100 days.