Google Statistics, Revenue Totals and Facts (2021)

Here are a few of the most interesting Google statistics and facts I was able to dig up including revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Google Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 1998
  • Headquarters: Mountain View, CA
  • Founder(s): Larry Page and Sergey Brin
  • Current Chief Executive: Sundar Pichai
  • Parent Company: Alphabet
  • Subsidiaries / Brands: YouTube, Android, DoubleClick, Waze, Nest, Fitbit, Snapseed, Waymo, DeepMind, Google Fiber, Verily
  • App Download (iOS)
  • App Download (Android)

What is Google?

A problem isn’t truly solved until it’s solved for all. Googlers build products that help create opportunities for everyone, whether down the street or across the globe. Bring your insight, imagination and a healthy disregard for the impossible. Bring everything that makes you unique. Together, we can build for everyone. (source)

Important Dates in Google History

  • The first Google algorithm, named BackRub, is developed: 1996
  • domain registered: September 15, 1997
  • Google AdWords launches: October 23, 2000
  • Google News launches: 2002
  • Google AdSense launches: June 18, 2003
  • Google goes public: 2004
  • is formed: 2004
  • Gmail launches: April 1, 2004 (beta)
  • Google purchases the Android OS: July 2005
  • Google Maps launches: 2005
  • Google purchases YouTube: November 13, 2006
  • Google purchases DoubleClick: April 13, 2007
  • Google Chrome launches: September 2, 2008
  • The first Android-based phone is released: September 2008
  • Google purchases Admob: May 27, 2010
  • Google+ launches: June 28, 2011 (beta)
  • Google purchases Motorola Mobility: August 15, 2011
  • Google purchases Waze: June 2013
  • Google launches Chromecast: July 2013
  • Google reorganizes and creates the Alphabet holding company: August 2015
  • Google+ shut down: April 2019
  • Google launches Stadia: November 19, 2019
  • Google purchases Fitbit: November 2019
  • Google purchases Looker: February 2020

Google Employee Count

Number of Google Employees: 

118,899 employees

Last updated 1/1/20

Google Revenue Totals

Alphabet Q1 2020 Revenue:

$41.16 billion

Alphabet Q4 2019 Revenue:

$46.08 billion

Alphabet Revenue (annual):

Alphabet net income (annual):

Google Search revenue (annual):

Google Cloud revenue (annual):

Google Statistics

How many Google searches per year?

2 trillion

Last updated 5/24/16

How many Google searches per month?

over 100 billion searches

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 10/12/15

Average number of Google searches per second:

2.3 million

Last updated 3/27/16

How many people use Google?

1.17 billion

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 2/11/13

Percentage of Google searchers that click on the first search result:


Last updated 7/14/20

Google search results clickthrough rate for first 10 results:

    • First position: 28.5%
    • Second position: 15.7%
    • Third position: 11%
    • Fourth position: 8%
    • Fifth position: 7.2%
    • Sixth position: 5.1%
    • Seventh position: 4%
    • Eight position: 3.2%
    • Ninth position: 2.8%
    • Tenth position: 2.5%

Last updated 7/14/21 (source)

Percentage of Google searches that return a featured snippet:

Last updated 10/23/19

Percentage of Google searches that return a ‘people also ask’ box:


Last updated 7/25/18

Percentage of mobile Google searches that return a direct answer box:


Last updated 4/17/18

Percentage of mobile Google searches that return at least 1 AMP result on the first page:


Last updated 4/17/18

Number of languages Google search is available in:


Last updated 9/24/18

Number of countries Google search is available in:


Last updated 9/24/18

Total monthly Google US desktop searches:

11.095 billion searches

Last updated 1/22/16

Percentage of Google searches that come from mobile devices:

more than half

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 10/12/15

Google’s market share for U.S. search:


Last updated 4/28/20

Google’s search market share for US desktops:


Last updated 1/22/16

Google share of U.S. mobile organic search market:


Last updated 4/25/19

Number of web pages indexed on Google:

130 trillion

Last updated 11/14/16

Google’s share of China search engine market:


Last updated July 2015

Estimated monthly Google desktop searches in the US:

15.2 billion

Last updated 8/31/16

Estimated monthly Google mobile searches in the US:

18.7 billion

Last updated 8/31/16

Estimated monthly total Google searches in the US:

34 billion

Last updated 8/31/16

Alphabet’s (Google’s parent company) market capitalization:

$851.3 billion

Last updated 8/3/18

Percentage of Google searches that are unique (new):


Last updated 8/28/20

Number of websites Google refers traffic to daily:

over 100 million different websites

Last updated 12/3/20

Number of websites with Google AMP:

31 billion

Last updated 2/15/18

Average number of AMP pages added weekly:

35 million

Last updated 3/7/17

Number of right to be forgotten requests that Google has received to date:

2.4 million requests

Last updated 2/27/18

Number of links Google has removed because right to be forgotten requests:

1 million links

Last updated 2/27/18

Percentage of links that Google has been requested to remove that they have removed:


Last updated 2/27/18

Percentage of all website referral traffic that comes from Google:


Last updated 12/21/17

Percentage of US organic search visits that are from Google:


Last updated 10/24/18

Percentage of all Google searches that are no-click:


Last updated 8/14/19

Number of places in Google Local that the “Popular Times” feature is available on:

20 million places

Last updated 12/3/20

Number of connections Google makes between customers and businesses each month:

4 billion connections

Last updated 12/4/20

Top states for searching “local shops” in 2019:

  1. West Virginia
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Rhode Island
  5. South Carolina


Number of people that use Google Discover:

800 million monthly active users

Last updated 7/31/19

Number of changes Google made to search in 2018:


Number of experiments Google performed on search in 2018:


Number of manual action notices Google sent to webmasters in 2017:

6 million

Number of manual action notices Google sent to webmasters in 2016:

9 million

Number of Google Cardboard VR headsets shipped all time:

10 million

Lat updated 2/28/17

Number of Google Cardboard app downloads all time:

160 million

Lat updated 2/28/17

Number of books in Google Books:

40 million books

Last updated 10/17/19

Average amount of time that the average Project Loon balloon can stay in the air for:

100 days

Google Bug Bounty program payouts (annual):

Amount Google spends on lobbying (annual)

Amount Google reportedly paid Apple in 2014 to become the default search engine on the iPhone:

$1 billion

Amount Google paid for Fitbit:

Around $2.1 billion

Amount Google paid for Bump:

Between $30-60 million

Amount Google paid for Nest:

$3.2 billion

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

Top overall global Google search:

Top global Google searched news story:

Top global Google searched person:

Top global Google searched actor:

Top global Google searched athlete:

Top global Google searched movie:

Top global Google searched TV show:

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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Google stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.