Google - Statistics & Facts

Google - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and facts about Google

Google is a California-based, multinational internet company which provides digital products and services such as online search and advertising, cloud computing and software. In May 2015, Google was ranked first amongst the most visited multi-platform web properties in the United States with 242 million U.S. unique visitors and a market share of 64.2 percent among the leading U.S search engine providers. Google’s market capitalization in February 2015 was valued at 370.2 billion U.S. dollars.

In 2014, the majority of the company's 66 billion U.S. dollar revenues came from advertising through Google Sites or Google Network Sites – in 2014, Google Sites' advertising revenue amounted to 45.09 billion U.S. dollars. The annual advertising revenue of the company in 2014 was 59.06 billion U.S. dollars with ad revenue from Google network websites was 13.97 billion U.S. dollars. In 2014, the company’s net digital ad revenue share of total digital ad revenues worldwide was estimated to be 31.45 percent. Google’s quarterly revenue shows an overall growth from the 15.42 billion U.S. dollars in first quarter of 2014 to 17.26 billion U.S. dollars in first quarter of 2015. The net mobile advertising revenue share of Google when compared to other online companies like Facebook and Twitter is expected to be 40.5 percent. is visited most by the users in the United States with a global share of 33 percent as of May 2015. Among the leading search engines, the worldwide market share of Google in April 2015 was 88.44 percent. Furthermore, a study shows that 41 percent of the U.S. respondents use Google search multiple times a day.

Although 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.

As of February 2014, 81 percent of the U.S. population was found to have accessed YouTube to watch music videos or listen to music. A ranking of the global penetration rate of selected social media apps places YouTube at the second position with 59 percent of mobile internet users having used it. The most popular YouTube partner channel in the United States in May 2015 was VEVO@YouTube with 43.48 million unique users.

Apart from online search, advertising and online video, Google has branched out into further content, most notably the Android mobile operating system which as of the fourth quarter of 2014, accounted for 76.6 percent of the global smartphone operating system market. Content for Android devices can be purchased via the Google Play Store, a digital application distribution platform through which more than 1.4 million apps were made available as of February 2015. The most popular Android apps in the United States include Google products such as Search, Google Mail, YouTube and Google Maps but also Facebook and Instagram.

Other Google products include the Chrome browser and operating systems, hardware including the Chromecast as well as the company's series of mobile devices such as the Nexus smartphones and tablets.

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