The sheer volume of data being generated every day on the internet is simply astonishing. It’s hard to wrap your mind around just how much is happening every minute of the day. We did a little research to see what tidbits we could find about internet data activity. Business intelligence company DOMO and Column Five Media joined forces to create this infographic which shows just how much data is generated every minute. So what does it all mean to you and your business? Let’s break it down by the numbers.
571 new websites created per minute
That’s just over 274,000 new sites within an eight hour work day. This statistic serves as a critical point to underscore the importance of a well designed and well maintained website. Building a well designed website will ensure that you don’t get lost in the digital tidal wave of new sites that are all competing for their piece of the internet pie. Hopefully now you see why we emphasize the importance of building it right in our Five Step Process for creating an online presence. These statistics are in part what is turning search engine optimization into a multi-layered and complex art that few have truly mastered.
217 new mobile web users added per minute
For those of you who still aren’t convinced you need to pay attention to mobile: those 217 users turns into over 104,000 new mobile web users within an eight hour work day. And we believe this is one statistic that will continue to grow significantly. As we discussed in our post on being mobile ready your website must be easy to find, to access and navigate without pinching, shrinking or zooming. If your website is aging and has not been upgraded to be adaptive or responsive to mobile your business will be impacted. You better believe that these new users want ease of use and navigation or they will quickly move on to a site that delivers it.
$272,072 is spent online per minute
That translates into over $391 million every day. Whew! Wouldn’t you love to increase your share of that volume? eCommerce is a significant and quickly growing aspect of our global economy. This statistic demonstrates that the demand for eCommerce functionality within your website is crucial. Your customers are ready to buy and you need to be ready when they find you. And the demand for eCommerce accessibility via a mobile device is even greater. Ensuring the security of online transactions adds to the challenge of providing a good customer experience.
The numbers don’t lie. In fact, these statistics are a great tool for debunking the myths of what’s really happening on the internet. The more you understand about the numbers the better positioned you will be to take action and help your business keep pace.
So when it comes to your business and website what number scares you the most?
Give us your thoughts in the comments below.