What happened with the Internet in 2009? How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there? This post will answer all of those questions and many more. Prepare for information overload, but in a good way.
We have used a wide variety of sources from around the Web. A full list of source references is available at the bottom of the post for those interested. We here at Pingdom also did some additional calculations to get even more numbers to show you.
* 90 trillion – The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2009.
* 247 billion – Average number of email messages per day.
* 1.4 billion – The number of email users worldwide.
* 100 million – New email users since the year before.
* 81% – The percentage of emails that were spam.
* 92% – Peak spam levels late in the year.
* 24% – Increase in spam since last year.
* 200 billion – The number of spam emails per day (assuming 81% are spam).
* 234 million – The number of websites as of December 2009.
* 47 million – Added websites in 2009. (more…)
Upload and Share Your Videos
Broadcast Yourself. Thats the tag for the Youtube video sharing social network, a video upload site where people can watch, rate and comment on videos uploaded by other users.
Video upload sites have been around for a while now but they are only getting more and more popular these days and have been one of the catalyst of the new web 2.0 movement where users submit the bulk of a sites web content.
These sites are fun and in many ways informative and addictive. Youtube is among the most visited sites on the internet according to Alexa with millions of people visiting the site each day.
There are lots of other sites like Youtube, some of them standalone and some that are on social networks while others are used for a specific purpose.
Video Upload Sites
- FunnyOrDie – Will Ferrel’s new funny video site, lol. Life’s tasty…
- Revver Video Sharing Network – Revver – The first viral video sharing network with original webisodes, animation, comedy, vlogger, gaming videos, and more. (more…)
Ten times as much money is spent on paid ads on search services like Google as is invested in search engine optimization, yet both methods convert browsers to buyers at approximately the same rate, according to Jason Billingsley, vice president of e-commerce technology vendor Elastic Path Software. What’s more, he adds, free listings are clicked on up to 200 percent more often than paid ads.How do you make your Web site “organically” pop up in the first five results of a potential customer’s Web search? Billingsley offers three suggestions for improving a site’s organic search results:
1. Search-engine-optimize your press releases. A few services offer help. PRWeb, for instance, conducts keyword research to find at least two relevant search terms that a company’s target audiences are likely to use for a news search. It then edits the press release, optimizing it with the relevant search terms so it will rank well in Google News. PRWeb also builds links from a press release to relevant content on the company’s Web site. PR Newswire offers Search Engine Visibility, reports that let customers see what keyword combinations Web visitors used to arrive at their news releases. PR Newswire also lets customers see how many times news release readers took the next step and clicked through to the customer Web site from a URL embedded in the news release.
2. Use Froogle. Free product inclusion into Google’s comparison shopping engine often brings surprisingly high-ranking results. (more…)