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Interesting statistics revealed by Google

Recently Google disclosed some important statistics about Internet (virtual) world. These revealed amazing facts about various activities performed by Internet users in UK and all over the world.
Christmas 2010

  • For online retailers in the UK, Boxing day was the busiest day of 2010, with visits to websites around 12% higher than before Christmas.
  • In December, UK consumers spent £6.8bn online which is equal to approximately £111 per shopper.
  • Total UK online sales reached £58.8bn by the end of 2010. It is an 18% increase on 2009. It is calculated that this total will reach £69bn by the end of 2011.


Global Trends

  • Worldwide internet traffic grew 62% in 2010.
  • Global advertising spend in measured media is expected to exceed $500 billion for the first time ever in 2011. Online ad spend is expected to bang $82 billion.


Internet Connected Devices

  • Worldwide tablet sales are predicted to grow by more than 400% over a two-year period, reaching 81.3 million units in 2012.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 UK tablet users (19%) make online purchases using the device.
  • 350 million internet-enabled television sets are expected to be sold worldwide by 2015.


Mobile

  • More children can use a smartphone (19%) than can tie their own shoelaces (9%).
  • It is estimated that the number of mobile broadband subscribers will hit 1 billion by the end of 2011 (up from 500 million in 2010).
  • 1 in 3 customers surveyed said they would like to have ‘click to call’ services integrated into operators websites, to make contact simpler and easier when issues arise.

You can visit google.co.uk/internetstats.to know more interesting facts like these mentioned above.