365 Interesting Google Search Statistics and Much More (2019) | By the Numbers

Here is another installment of “By the Numbers” and this may be one of my most ambitious statistics posts yet. Today, we look at Google search statistics and much more…

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, 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!

Google Facts

  • Google Release Date: 1998
  • Google Parent Company: Alphabet
  • Google Headquarters: Mountain View, Ca
  • Google Founders: Larry Page and Sergey Brin
  • Google CEO: Sundar Pichai
  • Key Google Subsidiaries: YouTube, Android, DoubleClick, Waze, Nest

Important Dates in Google History

  • The first Google algorithm, named BackRub, is developed: 1996
  • Google.com 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
  • Gmail launches: April 1, 2004 (beta)
  • 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 reorganizes and creates the Alphabet holding company: 2015

Top Google Search Competitors:

Google Search Statistics

How many Google searches per year?

2 trillion

Last updated 5/24/16

How many Google searches per month?

over 100 billion searches

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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

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Last updated 2/11/13

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

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Last updated 10/12/15

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


Last updated 4/25/19

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:


Last updated 5/14/18

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 6/19/19

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

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

100 days

Number of Google Employees:

107,646 employees

Last updated 7/25/19

Amount Google spent on lobbying in 2018:

$21.7 million

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

$1 billion

Alphabet / Google Revenue Data:

Alphabet Q2 2019 Revenue:

$38.944 billion

Alphabet Revenue for 2018:

$136 billion

Alphabet Revenue for 2017:

$110.86 billion

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This report is available in an annual industry report. Some of the data in industry reports include:

  • Google Search Stats
  • Search/Display Advertising Stats
  • Chromecast Stats
  • Chromebook Stats
  • Chrome and other Google App/Services Stats
  • Gmail Stats
  • Google+ Stats
  • Etc.- all in one place

I try to go through each and every stat regularly and update as much as possible, but we all know that some stats are easier to track down than others. As always, every stat is linked to its original source and has the source date listed.

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