Statistics and facts about Google
by Jessica Kril
Google is a California-based, multinational internet company which provides internet-based products and services such as online search and advertising, cloud computing and software. In July 2012, Google.com was the most visited website in the United States
with 166.47 million U.S. unique visitors and a 66.67 percent market share of the U.S. search engine market
. Google’s 2012 market capitalization
was valued at 184.50 billion U.S. dollars.
In 2011, the majority of the company's 37.90 billion U.S. dollar revenue
came from advertising
through Google Sites or Google Network Sites – in 2011, Google Sites' advertising revenue
amounted to 26.15 billion U.S. dollars.
• Google's quarterly revenue since 2008 (in million U.S. dollars)
• Distribution of Google's revenues, by source (in percent)
• Comparison of net mobile advertising revenue of Google, Facebook and Twitter in the U.S. from 2012 to 2014 (in million U.S. dollars)
Whereas Google’s product originally was based upon online search, the company has significantly broadened its services throughout the years. Video content sharing site YouTube was one of Google’s most prolific and expensive acquisitions
and has been heavily integrated into Google’s online presence, its worldwide ubiquity changing the dynamics of user generated content and online video curation.
• Average number of unique YouTube users per month, by country
• Share of internet users worldwide accessing YouTube, by country
Apart from online search and advertising as well as online video, Google has branched out into further content, most notably the Android mobile operating system which as of Q2 2012, accounted for 68.1 percent of the global smartphone market
. Content for Android devices can be purchased via the Google Play Store, a digital application distribution platform.
• Number of daily activations of Android devices
• Number of available applications in the Google Play Store