Google’s 1 Billion Unique Monthly Users



ComScore data released today revealed that Google has reached yes another massive milestone. In May, the Internet giant boasted more than I billion unique users across its portfolio of websites.

Google is the first company to accomplish such a feat. You can read an informative post on that over on the Telegraph so we won’t rehash the numbers in any detail here. But what we will do is to look at what 1 billion unique users actually looks like when compared with some numbers we might be more familiar with.

Google’s 1 Billion Unique Users

  • It’s equivalent to 1 in every 7 people on the planet using a Google site in May.
  • 1 billion people is a lot of people – that’s more than 15 times the UK population!
  • If Google were a country and its May 2011 unique users its inhabitants, it would have the third largest population in the world (behind China at 1.3 billion and India at 1.2 billion).
  • The figure is equivalent to 32.2 million unique visitors every single day in May…
  • Or 1.3 million unique visitors every hour…
  • Or 22000 per minute
  • Or 372 unique users every single second for the entire month.

Not bad, eh?

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