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9 Best Websites to Check Global Internet Usage Statistics

January 12th, 2012 - Filed under Info & News

Which are the best website resources to check and collect Internet usage statistics? Nowadays, Internet is the largest and the best information source for the people. You can find everything you want while surfing the web. It is also one of the most effective and efficient ways to communicate, whether it is through Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, or another website.

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Now, if your reason for being here is collecting some Internet usage statistics for your market research, homework, or may be it’s just out of curiosity, surely there are sites to satisfy you. Today, with this post, I’ve put some of the best websites that provide a variety of Internet usage statistics including top websites, browser market share, screen resolution statistics and more. I hope you will find this post helpful!

Internet Usage Stats
This website provides statistic of Internet users and population in all countries and regions of the world. It comes with data regarding the total number of Internet users, a break-down by continent and penetration rates.

W3schools Browser Statistics
The W3schools website publishes browser statistics month by month, from January in 2002. You can see at a glance the market share evolution of the different browsers over time.

Hitwise Data Center
Hitwise offers competitive intelligence services. In the website, you can access all sorts of Internet data such as Search Engine Statistics, Top 10 Websites, Top Search Terms, Top Retail Websites as well as Top 10 Retail Search Terms.

W3Counter – Global Web Stats
Global Web Stats including browser market share, operating system market share and screen resolution statistics. It also allows you to track your website’s visitor activity in real-time for free.

Alexa Top Sites
Alexa Top Sites is a web service that provides lists of web sites, ordered by Alexa Traffic Rank. Using this web service, developers can page through lists of top sites and incorporate traffic data into their applications.

Nielsen – Internet
Similar to Alexa Top Sites, Nielson lists Top 10 Global Web Parent Companies and Top 10 U.S. Web Parent Companies. The site also provides timely information on media and consumer trends including TV ratings, smartphone trends and video game purchase intent. Depending on the topic, Nielsen updates these lists on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis.

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
The Pew Internet & American Life Project tracks and analyzes how computers and the Web are changing today’s world. Its research covers social networking, web 2.0, broadband and digital divide. It helps the media, academics, policy makers and others to better understand technology’s impact on society. The project explores the impact of the Internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.

Verisign – Domain Name Industry Brief
Verisign is a global registry operator for .com and .net. It reviews the state of the domain name industry through a variety of statistical and analytical research. As a provider of digital infrastructure for the Internet, Verisign provides this briefing to highlight to industry analysts, media, and businesses important trends in domain name registration, including key performance indicators and growth opportunities.

Point Topic
Point Topic is a research company that provides detailed profiles of broadband DSL and ADSL services worldwide. The site provides a wealth of reports in the Free Analysis section as well as offering a range of subscription services covering both international and UK markets.

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