How Many Websites Are There in 2021?

How Many Websites Are Active Globally Today?

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There are about 1.74 billion websites on the internet, although only about 85% are inactive.

That’s amazing when you consider that the internet didn’t even exist 30 years ago. On August 6, 1991, Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the very first website. It was a website with information on the World Wide Web. It was very simple and just offered a summary of the project, the people involved, and some technical details.

It still exists – you can see it if you look up the CERN archives. After this first website, things progressed quickly. The next year, 1992, saw the number of websites increase by over 900% or ten new websites. After 1992, the number of websites increased exponentially. Amazon launched in 1995, Google joined the web in September of 1998, and YouTube and Reddit joined the party in 2005. Along the way, many websites disappeared, such as AOL and MySpace. Today, Google is the number one search engine and has become a verb in its own right. People often respond to questions by saying, “I don’t know. I’ll Google it.”

The Top Ten Website Statistics

  • The average internet user spends an average of 6 hours and 43 minutes online
  • Google processes 7 billion search engine requests every day
  • 56% of all internet traffic is from automated sources, such as hacking tools and bots
  • Digital media is expected to generate 51% (240 billion dollars) of all the money spent globally
  • WordPress powers 5% of all websites on the internet
  • 40% of all consumers will leave a webpage if it takes longer than three seconds to load
  • 71% of shoppers believe they can find a better deal on the internet than in a store
  • Amazon makes more than 49% of all online sales
  • Cybercrime will cost $6 trillion annually by 2021
  • One in every 131 emails contains malware

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Number Of Websites Globally Statistics

The Future of the Internet

Our digital lives will define more and more of our identity in the future. It’s even possible that our world will be a combination of reality and virtual reality, and it might be hard to tell which is which.

One thing is for sure: the internet is here to stay.