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drag2share: Google visits reportedly represent nearly 25 percent of North American web traffic

source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/22/google-25-percent-web-traffic/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=Feed_Classic&utm_campaign=Engadget

Google visits reportedly represent nearly 25 percent of North American web traffic

Google’s pretty popular here in North America, but one analytics firm is reporting some figures that might sound a bit too good to be true. DeepField, a company that focuses on analyzing web performance, is today claiming that Google broke a web record within the last month — visits to the site now represent 25 percent of all North American web traffic, with 60 percent of all internet-connected devices accessing the service each day. Netflix, for its part, represents the leader in bandwidth (despite YouTube falling under the Google umbrella), but far more users access the search site within a 24-hour period, as you’d probably expect. Without a statement from Mountain View, it’s important to note that these figures are unconfirmed. Considering Google’s reach, however, the claims might not be far off.


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American web company says web boosted American economy by $500 billion

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/02/google-shocker-american-web-company-says-web-boosted-american-economy/

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Who knew that a company which makes a lot of money on the web would be keen to pitch the web as important to the US economy? Google thinks it’s as natural as breathing, as it just took significant credit for fueling real-world shopping. About 97 percent of Americans reportedly searched online for a local business — it’s safe to say Google was involved in a lot of those hunts — and spent an average of nearly $2,000 per person at brick-and-mortar stores last year. The search giant extrapolates to argue that the web pumped about $500 billion into the US economy, even while excluding internet-only sales. That’s certainly a staggering number that shows how much of a cornerstone the internet has become for American business, although it comes across as slightly insecure: a company that’s reportedly under tight scrutiny from regulators might be eager to show just how much good it’s doing for the public in tough economic times.

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