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Paid Search to Grow 47%

150 Million in Broadband

$12.3 to $14.7 Billion Online
Ad Market for 2005

50x15 Initiative

Human Development Report

Internet Growth 2000 - 2005

Internet Usage in Japan

Internet Usage in Korea

Internet Usage in Macedonia

Broadband in United States

Internet Usage as of
June 2005

Top Ten for May, 2005

Now 888 Million People
Use the Internet

Blog Search Engine

Broadband DSL
Report Q3 2004

Broadband in
USA in July 2004

China Internet
Usage Update

E-commerce Online Sales

Firefox Downloads

Google in First Place

IE Security

Instant Video

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Internet Activity
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New Market Reports

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MSN Launches
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Internet World Stats Blog

January 1 - June 30, 2005

Internet Usage Statistics for June 2005

(June 30, 2005) There are 928 million Internet users in the world as of June 2005, according to data published by Internet World Stats.
Details here.

New Top Ten Statistics for May 2005

(June 22, 2005) Nielsen//NetRatings has published the ranking of the Internet Top Sites for May of 2005, the Top Brands and the Top Advertisers. You may see the
top ten here.

Online Paid Search to Grow 47 Percent, Comprises Nearly Half of Adspend

(June 10, 2005) Sponsored search spending will increase 47 percent in 2005, reaching $5.1 billion from last year's $3.5 billion, forecasts investment firm Merrill Lynch in a report on internet advertising issued Thursday.

Paid search and paid inclusion together are forecast to reach $5.5 billion - or 45 percent of the total online ad market in 2005. Much of the growth will be driven by broadband adoption, which will drive an increase in queries, according to Merrill Lynch, who predicts a 20 percent increase in query volume for the year. It said the volume of queries per user grew between 16 and 18 percent in the first quarter, compared with 0-4 percent a year ago. Overall, Merrill Lynch continues to predict that online advertising will reach $12.4 billion this year, and $25 billion by 2009.

Online Ad Market for 2005 Predicted to Reach Between $12.3 and $14.7 Billion

(May 27, 2005) Goldman Sachs predicts that online advertising could reach $12.3 billion this year, and that it could account for as much as 7 percent of total ad spending by 2009--up from between 4 and 5 percent last year--and that search will represent more than 50 percent of all online ad dollars. "Top 200 advertisers have transitioned from testing online advertising to making it a permanent component of their marketing mix," stated the report.

Earlier this month, Forrester Research predicted that online advertising would reach $14.7 billion this year,about 23 percent more than Forrester's estimate for 2004 estimates. Research firm eMarketer predicted a total online advertising market of $12.9 billion this year, with a 34 percent increase over eMarketer's 2004 estimate.

comScore reports that E-Commerce Climbed To $2.42 Billion For the Week Ending May 1/05

(May 24, 2005) Online Retail Sales for the week ending May 1/05 reached $2.42 billion, up 28 percent over $1.89 billion the corresponding week a year ago, according to a
comScore Networks report released May 23/05. Online travel sales for the week ending May 1 were up 37 percent over the corresponding week a year ago, reaching $1.12 billion from $818 million, comScore reported.

Read more about comscore Research.

The 50x15 Initiative

(May 23, 2005) The
Digital Divide is a worldwide problem that deprives 86% of the world population from access to the Internet. AMD has taken action to diminish it and empower 50% of the world population with Internet access. Read about this remarkable initiative and the strategy being used to meet this target. Read about the $185 dollar computers, and the twenty-five countries that have already reached the 50% Internet access mark. Internet World Stats fully supports the 50x15 Initiative.

Read more about Bridging the Digital Divide.

Mozilla Firefox Browser with 59 Million Downloads

(May 27, 2005) The Mozilla Foundation
reports that the Firefox browser downloads reached the 59 million mark. According to this data, it means that approximately one out of every 15 Internet surfers uses Firefox. This is a 6.7% penetration rate. (NOTE: Latest downloads data today is at 59,246,140).

See what the c/net user reviews say about the new Firefox browser
click here.

For Free Firefox download click Download Firefox.

Two Time Saving Search Resources

(April 27 2005) - The number of replies to any query in Internet search engines keeps growing day by day. The need for a quick answer is also growing because available time keeps shrinking.

If this is your problem, try Search engines are great when you’ve got a complex request and lots of time. But if you need to know fast the meaning of words, links to other search resources, you need a one stop reference tool, details here.

Another quick search tool to save time is a start page that's called Once you join for free, you can configure the startster page as you wish with search tools, links to news sites and lots of other links you want to have on hand. I'm giving it a try, why don't you also try to save time.

888 Million Users Online

(March 25 2005) - The number of Internet users in our stats now equals 888,681,131 a new record figure. Average worldwide penetration rate is also higher at 13.9 %. This means that almost 14 out of every 100 persons in the world use the Internet.

Asia has the highest number of surfers with 302,257,003 people, representing 34% of the world total Internet users. Europe comes second with 259,653,144 surfers, representing 29.2% of total world Internet usage. Northern America is third with 222,165,659 Internet users, a 27.3% of the total.

The remaining 12.6% is represented by 55,930,974 users in Latin America, plus 17,325,900 users in the Middle East, 15,787,221 users in Oceania, and 12,937,100 surfers in Africa.

Since the year 2000 Internet usage has grown 146.2%. Internet World Stats forecasts that Internet will hit one billion users by the end of 2005.

details here

150 Million Broadband Subscribers

(March 18, 2005) Broadband subscribers have passed the 150 million mark worldwide, according to market research firm IMS Research’s latest broadband database update. This represented an increase of 51 million since the beginning of 2004. This tremendous rate of growth shows no signs of slowing, and it is forecast that the number of broadband subscribers will surpass 400 million in 2009.

To read complete IMS Research press release about broadband subscribers
click here.

Boost Your Internet Business with Instant Video

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New Market Reports from Paul Budde

(February 28, 2005) Paul Budde has released new communications market research. You can read the summaries without cost and go through the table of contents.

For full coverage, visit Paul Budde Communications .

Top Search Engine Rankings

(February 27 2005) Search Engine Watch features several articles on search engine rankings that clarify who runs , searches per day, directory and search engine sizes, and other useful information.

For full coverage, go to Search Engine Watch Reports.

Korea Internet Usage Update

(January 31 2005) Korean Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) informed that South Korea had reached 31.6 million Internet users at the end of year 2004, up 2.4 million users from a year earlier. usage share of 21.3 per cent.

For full coverage, visit 70% of Koreans Use Internet.

Google Continues in First Place

(January 24 2005) Google's global usage share has risen from 56.4 per cent to 57.2 per cent. Google's global usage share has increased 0.8 per cent over the last eight months, according to Dutch internet research provider

Yahoo's global usage share remains stable. The second largest search engine on the web has a global usage share of 21.3 per cent.

MSN Search (8.6 per cent) and AOL Search (3.5 per cent) round out the top four search engines.

For full coverage, go Check DMeurope .

China Internet Users Update

(January 20 2005) -- About 94 million people in China became internet users by the end of last year, according to a new survey on internet usage in the world's most populous nation.

The number represents a year-on-year growth of 18.2 per cent, according to the China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC). Among Chinese internet users, men accounted for 60.6 per cent of the total while women made up 39.4 per cent.

People use the internet mostly for e-mail, reading news and searching for information. Nearly nine out of 10 users said e-mail service was the most important function of the internet and about 65 per cent of them felt obtaining news was the second most important benefit.

The survey also found that a large number of internet users rely on it to gain knowledge. About 6.3 per cent said they used the internet as an education tool.

However, the number of people using e-banking services did not rise much because of security concerns in cyberspace. Only five per cent of respondents said they used cyberbank services in their daily lives.

For full coverage, go Check the Asia page .

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