Humans Account for Less Than Half of Global Web Traffic
Global web traffic has increased sharply over the past few years. However, the majority of today's website traffic is not actually human traffic. According to Incapsula's Global Bot Traffic Report, 56% of website traffic can be traced back to bots that automatically browse websites for different purposes. Roughly half of all automated traffic comes from good bots, e.g. search engine crawlers that index a website’s content. The other half of automated traffic is malicious though, caused by impersonators, content scrapers or other hacking tools that are used to steal data, spam websites or simply bring them down.
- Number of internet users in selected countries and regions as of May 2014 (in millions)
Number of internet users worldwide in May 2014, by country
- Market value of the largest internet companies worldwide as of May 2014 (in billion U.S. dollars)
Market value of the largest internet companies worldwide in 2014
- Number of worldwide internet users from 2000 to 2014 (in millions)
Global number of worldwide internet users 2000-2014
- Forecast: consumer internet traffic in North America 2013-2018Forecast: consumer internet traffic in North America 2013-2018
- Forecast: global content delivery network internet traffic 2013-2018Forecast: global content delivery network internet traffic 2013-2018
- Share of mobile internet traffic in global regions 2013-2014Share of mobile internet traffic in global regions 2013-2014
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