(February 2014) By the Numbers: 33 Amazing Google Stats and Facts

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Update: I have added a bunch of new Google statistics, and also broke this post out into six posts. The original post for all Google stats was getting a bit cumbersome and tough to navigate as it neared 100 stats. Hopefully, this new format will help you find the stat you are looking for much quicker. 

Here are the new Google statistic pages:

Original Post: OK kids, it is time for another installment of “By the Numbers” and this may be one of my most ambitious stats posts yet. Today, we look at all things Google.

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Google’s influence on the digital marketing world is immeasurable and their influence touches just about every channel that we marketers work with on a daily basis.

Although Google has been doing some housekeeping over the past few years and have shed quite a few of their less successful products (and Reader, but don’t get me started), they still have a bunch of products and there are endless stats that could be added to this list. I will be updating and adding to this list periodically, so if there is a Google stat you are looking for that you don’t see here, let me know in the comments below!

Here goes nothing….

Important Dates in Google History

Google.com Stats

  • Amount of monthly Google searches: 12.477 billion (Tweet this stat) Last updated 10/16/13

  • Number of monthly unique Google searchers: 1.17 billion (Tweet this stat) Last updated 2/11/13

  • Google share of U.S. search market: 66.9% (Tweet this stat) Last updated 10/16/13

  • Number of Monthly Unique Visitors to Google Sites: 191.5 million (Tweet this stat) Last updated 10/21/13

  • Number reconsideration requests Google receives: 5,000 per week (Tweet this stat) Last updated 8/28/13

  • Percentage of Google searches that are secure searches: Approx 50% (Tweet this stat) Last updated 8/28/13

  • Amount that global web traffic dipped when Google suffered a 5 minute outage: 40%

  • Percentage of Internet users that Google themselves: 56% Last updated 9/30/13

  • Number of URLs that Google was requested to remove from search in September 2013: 21.5 million

  • Percentage of keywords for Google organic traffic to major news sites that is “[not provided]“: 87% Last updated 10/16/13

  • Percentage of referral traffic to major news sites that is from search: 46% Last updated 10/16/13

Misc Google Stats

  • Number of Google Employees: 53,891 (Tweet this stat)

  • Amount Google spent on R&D in 2012: $9.8 billion Last updated 10/30/13

  • Amount that Google reportedly spent on lobbying in 2013: $14.1 million Last updated 1/23/14

  • Amount Google has paid out in security bug rewards: $2 million (Tweet this stat) Last updated 8/12/13

  • Amount Google paid for Bump: Between $30-60 million

  • Percentage of US K-12 school districts using Chromebooks: 22% Last updated 10/2/13

  • Chromebook’s estimated percentage of the U.S. commercial PC market: 20% Last updated 12/23/13

  • Chromebook’s share of all computer sales to businesses in 2013: 10%

  • Chromebook’s percentage of US back-to-school PC market: 3% Last updated 10/2/13

  • Lines of code generated from the Google Summer of Code program: 50 million lines Last updated 10/8/13

  • Amount Google reportedly purchased Motorola Mobility for in 2011: $12.5 billion 

  • Amount Google reportedly sold Motorola Mobility for to Lenovo in 2014: $2.91 billion 

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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these stats come from Google’s own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate. 

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