How Big is the Internet?

Server Space & Number of Indexed Pages

Relative Size of the WWW

Total Indexed Pages in the Google Index: 47,000,000,000 pages. Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook store over 1,200 petabytes themselves alone. There are 75 million servers around the world. Google has indexed 200 Terabytes (TB) of data as of 2014. That’s the equivalent of around 200,000,000 thick books.

Digital Space

Multiples of bytes

The byte is a unit of digital information that consists of eight bits. The byte is the number of bits used to encode a single character of text. The term byte was coined by Werner Buchholz in July 1956, whilst working on the IBM Stretch.

1,000 kB kilobyte
1,000,000 MB megabyte
1,000,000,000 GB gigabyte
1,000,000,000,000 TB terabyte
1,000,000,000,000,000 PB petabyte
1,000,000,000,000,000,000 EB exabyte
1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ZB zettabyte
1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 YB yottabyte

yottabyte
Yottabyte

The oldest known web page dates back to as recently as 1991. By January 1993 there were 50 Web servers & by October 1993 there were over 500. By 1994 there were 2,738 websites; 1995 – 23,500; 1996 – 257,601; 1997 – 1,117,255; 1998 – 2,410,067;  1999 – 3,177,453; 2000 – 17,087,182; 2001 – 29,254,370; 2002 – 38,760,373; 2003 – 40,912,332; 2004 – 51,611,646; 2005 – 64,780,617; 2006 – 85,507,314; 2007 – 121,892,559; 2008 – 172,338,726; 2009 – 238,027,855; 2010 – 206,956,723; 2011 – 346,004,403; 2012 – 697,089,489; 2013 – 672,985,183 & 2014 – 968,882,453. If you printed out every page currently on the Internet or in Google’s index rather that stack of paper would be 4,841 km high or roughly the distance between New York & Los Angeles plus the distance between Los Angeles and San Diego.

The 10 biggest websites on the internet constitute 1,115.7 km of that stack of papers or 23.05% of the entire internet.

The 25 biggest websites on the internet constitute 1,254.83 km of that stack of papers or 25.92% of the entire internet.

The 50 biggest websites on the internet constitute 1,351.97 km of that stack of papers or 27.93% of the entire internet.

  1. Google 4,640,000,000; 477.92 km

    Google
    Google
  2. Facebook 2,550,000,000; 262.65 km

    Facebook
    Facebook
  3. Twitter 2,120,000,000; 218.36 km

    Twitter
    Twitter
  4. YouTube 389,000,000; 40.07 km

    YouTube
    YouTube
  5. Blogspot/Blogger 243,000,000; 25.03 km

    Blogger
    Blogger
  6. Linkedin 228,000,000; 23.48 km

    Linkedin
    Linkedin
  7. Indeed.com 173,000,000; 17.82 km

    Indeed.com
    Indeed.com
  8. Reddit 169,000,000; 17.41 km

    Reddit
    Reddit
  9. Amazon 160,000,000; 16.48 km

    Amazon
    Amazon
  10. Yandex 160,000,000; 16.48 km

    Yandex
    Yandex
  11. WordPress 147,000,000; 15.14 km

    WordPress
    WordPress
  12. SoundCloud 129,000,000; 13.29 km

    SoundCloud
    SoundCloud
  13. Apple 121,000,000; 12.46 km

    Apple
    Apple
  14. Booking.com 120,000,000; 12.36 kmBooking
  15. Yahoo! 116,000,000; 11.95 km

    Yahoo
    Yahoo!
  16. Tripadvisor.com 106,000,000; 10.92 km

    Tripadvisor
    Tripadvisor
  17. eBay 83,800,000; 8.63 km

    eBay
    eBay
  18. GOV.UK 79,200,000; 8.16 km

    GOV.UK
    GOV.UK
  19. SourceForge 75,100,000; 7.74 km

    SourceForge
    SourceForge
  20. Pinterest 68,500,000; 7.06 km

    Pinterest
    Pinterest
  21. Wikipedia 67,700,000; 6.97 km

    Wikipedia
    Wikipedia
  22. Tumblr 66,700,000; 6.87 km

    Tumblr
    Tumblr
  23. Baidu 60,300,000; 6.21 km

    Baidu
    Baidu
  24. Yelp 56,200,000; 5.79 km

    Yelp
    Yelp
  25. GitHub 54,200,000; 5.58 km

    GitHub
    GitHub
  26. CNET 53,000,000; 5.46 km

    CNET
    CNET
  27. Wix 52,700,000; 5.43 km

    Wix
    Wix
  28. Weather.com 49,400,000; 5.09 km

    Weather.com
    Weather.com
  29. Slideshare.net 47,300,000; 4.87 km

    Slideshare
    Slideshare
  30. Instagram 47,100,000; 4.85 km

    Instagram
    Instagram
  31. Stanford 46,800,000; 4.82 km

    Stanford
    Stanford
  32. AOL 45,900,000; 4.73 km

    AOL
    AOL
  33. Vimeo 45,800,000; 4.72 km

    Vimeo
    Vimeo
  34. Microsoft 44,400,000

    Microsoft
    Microsoft
  35. The Telegraph 44,000,000; 4.53 km

    The Telegraph
    The Telegraph
  36. IMDb 40,400,000; 4.16 km

    IMDb
    IMDb
  37. Spotify 39,000,000; 4.02 km

    Spotify
    Spotify
  38. Flickr 37,400,000; 3.85 km

    Flickr
    Flickr
  39. AccuWeather 37,100,000; 3.82 km

    AccuWeather
    AccuWeather
  40. Nih.gov 36,600,000; 3.77 km

    Nih.gov
    Nih.gov
  41. LiveJournal 36,100,000; 3.72 km

    LiveJournal
    LiveJournal
  42. DeviantArt 35,100,000; 3.62 km

    DeviantArt
    DeviantArt
  43. ESPN 28,700,000; 2.96 km

    ESPN
    ESPN
  44. Harvard 28,400,000; 2.93 km

    Harvard
    Harvard
  45. Walmart 26,500,000; 2.73 km

    Walmart
    Walmart
  46. Badoo 26,300,000; 2.71 km

    Badoo
    Badoo
  47. BBC 25,900,000; 2.67 km

    BBC
    BBC
  48. Macy’s 24,300,000; 2.5 km

    Macy's
    Macy’s
  49. Google.co.in 24,000,000; 2.47 km

    Google.co.in
    Google.co.in
  50. Dailymotion 21,200,000; 2.18 km

    Dailymotion
    Dailymotion
  51. MSN 20,900,000; 2.15 km

    MSN
    MSN
  52. Softonic 19,300,000; 1.99 km

    Softonic
    Softonic
  53. New York Times 18,700,000; 1.93 km

    New York Times
    New York Times
  54. Washington Post 18,500,000; 1.91 km

    Washington Post
    Washington Post
  55. Mail.ru 17,700,000; 1.82 km

    Mail.ru
    Mail.ru
  56. Weebly 17,400,000; 1.79 km

    Weebly
    Weebly
  57. Craigslist 17,000,000; 1.75 km

    Craigslist
    Craigslist
  58. Bing 16,200,000; 1.67 km

    Bing
    Bing
  59. Qq.com 15,700,000; 1.62 km

    Qq.com
    Qq.com
  60. Quora 14,400,000; 1.48 km

    Quora
    Quora
  61. Jimdo 14,200,000; 1.46 km

    Jimdo
    Jimdo
  62. Taobao 13,500,000

    Taobao
    Taobao
  63. Homedepot 13,100,000

    Homedepot
    Homedepot
  64. Twitch 12,600,000

    Twitch
    Twitch
  65. Orange.fr 12,500,000

    Orange.fr
    Orange.fr
  66. Samsung 12,300,000

    Samsung
    Samsung
  67. The Guardian 11,900,000

    The Guardian
    The Guardian
  68. NFL.com 11,900,000

    NFL.com
    NFL.com
  69. Yale 10,400,000

    Yale
    Yale
  70. CNN 10,100,000

    CNN
    CNN
  71. Google Germany 9,470,000

    Google Germany
    Google Germany
  72. Huffington Post 9,010,000

    Huffington Post
    Huffington Post
  73. Adobe 8,270,000

    Adobe
    Adobe
  74. Groupon 7,910,000

    Groupon
    Groupon
  75. ESPN Cricinfo 7,680,000

    ESPN Cricinfo
    ESPN Cricinfo
  76. Porn hub 6,620,000

    Porn hub
    Porn hub
  77. GoDaddy 6,030,000

    GoDaddy
    GoDaddy
  78. Columbia University 5,700,000

    Columbia University
    Columbia University
  79. Xvideos 5,250,000

    Xvideos
    Xvideos
  80. Fox News 4,950,000

    Fox News
    Fox News
  81. USA TODAY 4,760,000

    USA TODAY
    USA TODAY
  82. MySpace 3,970,000

    MySpace
    MySpace
  83. Daily Mail 3,910,000

    Daily Mail
    Daily Mail
  84. VICE.com 3,540,000

    VICE.com
    VICE.com
  85. Business Insider 2,740,000

    Business Insider
    Business Insider
  86. ITV 2,720,000

    ITV
    ITV
  87. YouPorn 1,580,000

    YouPorn
    YouPorn
  88. Forbes 1,510,000

    Forbes.com
    Forbes.com
  89. Blogger 1,460,000
  90. About.com 1,200,000

    About.com
    About.com
  91. NBC 1,140,000

    NBC
    NBC
  92. FedEx 1,040,000

    FedEx
    FedEx
  93. BuzzFeed 805,000

    BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeed
  94. Gizmodo 762,000

    Gizmodo
    Gizmodo
  95. Salesforce 678,000

    Salesforce
    Salesforce
  96. Sherdog 655,000

    Sherdog
    Sherdog
  97. Verizon Wireless 632,000

    Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless
  98. StumbleUpon 592,000

    StumbleUpon
    StumbleUpon
  99. Netflix 577,000

    Netflix
    Netflix
  100. Hulu 533,000

    Hulu
    Hulu

Published by MattHamilton

SEO & PPC Specialist Consultant Based in London Servicing the UK. I am a search engine specialist & help businesses stay ahead of the Google algorithm to the best effect for ranking, conversions & online derived revenue.