These Internet Facts from 2018 Will Surprise You [Infographic]

Over half of the world’s population now has access to the Internet. 3.2 billion of those people also access social media. These and other surprising Internet facts are displayed below in an easy-to-read infographic.

Big, and Still Growing

You’re probably aware that the Internet has grown at speed over the last few years. Mobile devices have helped with the proliferation of access, especially in the third world.

The number of websites continues to grow and businesses who were unsure about whether they needed a website have now seen the light. In fact, there are now an astonishing 1.8 billion websites on the Internet. That’s more than 1 website for every 4 people on the planet.

Whether you are simply fascinated with Internet facts or you have a vested interest as a business owner, some of the stats recorded in 2018 will be surprising. For example, the biggest social media platform, Facebook, has managed to accrue a massive 2.2 billion monthly active users.

We will see whether the recent privacy controversy will have any negative impact on the usage of Facebook over the next few years.

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Mobile and E-commerce Internet Facts

If you are running a business, then one of your priorities will be to have a digital marketing strategy that stays aligned with the latest trends like the ones outlined in the infographic below.

For example, 52.2% of web traffic is now from mobile users, so your focus should be on making life easy for mobile users.

For e-commerce companies, it is also interesting to find that 80% of online shopping results in abandoned carts. Is this the modern-day version of window shopping? Your service company should consider that statistic very closely. Then, determine how you plan to attract and convert new bookings, especially from mobile devices.

Another highly intriguing fact is that drones are making a big impact in e-commerce this year, with estimations of around 600,000 commercial drones coming into use by the end of 2018. With drones transform field service too? Will we see moving drones or window-washing drones in the not-so-distant future? It’s fun to speculate, but as the bigger players begin to deploy this technology, it might not be too far off.

Here’s the full infographic. Click to zoom to the full size:

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