digest | Google Growing: a view from sweeping statistics

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November 10, 2019


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The web search + software giant Google — founded in year 1998 — continues to grow, spreading its influential products world-wide. Now under the umbrella company Alphabet, Google’s rapid expansion in web apps — plus smart-phone, smart-assistant, and enterprise tools — reflects its uncommon ability to reach every corner of daily life.

Google said: “Our mission is to organize the world’s information — and make it universally accessible and useful.” Take a look at these astounding, updated facts + statistics.


1. |

The word Google is now officially recognized as a verb by the Oxford English Dictionary.

Goo • gle

verb | to search the web on a digital device — using a computer software application such as: Ask, Bing, Baidu, DuckDuckGo, Google, or Yahoo — for info about a person, place, or topic.

publication: Wired
story title: Just Google It: a short history of a new-found verb
deck: The world’s most popular search engine became a verb, at the cost of the romance of the early internet.
read | story



2. |

In year 2019, Alphabet’s market value is approx. $860 billion. And this value is growing at a quickening pace as Google expands its products. In year 2015, the company was valued at $340 billion. | chart




3. |

Interbrand — a brand consultancy firm — listed Google as the world’s 2nd most valuable brand for year 2019, on a list of 100 brands. They based the assessment on these criteria:

  • brand strength today — how positive is world-wide perception of the brand
  • brand value — what value does the brand add to its company
  • brand for tomorrow — what plans does the brand have for the future

publication: Business Insider
story title: These are the 20 most valuable brands in the world
read: story

group: Interbrand
year 2019: Best Global Brands

— top 10 most valuable global brands —

  1. Apple
  2. Google
  3. Amazon
  4. Microsoft
  5. Coca-Cola
  6. Samsung
  7. Toyota
  8. Mercedes Benz
  9. McDonald’s
  10. Disney


4. |

Alphabet is currently the 4th biggest company in the world — by market value — and employs +100,000 people globally. Alphabet is made-up of +200 companies.

group: Statista
report title: The 100 largest companies in the world by market value in 2019
read: report

publication: Financial Times
story title: Alphabet overtakes Apple as world’s 3rd largest company
read: story

— diagram of companies under Alphabet —

publication: the Washington Post
story title: The difference between Google + Alphabet explained
read: story



image | above
Nest Hub from Google’s product range of smart-home + connected-home devices.



5. |

Google’s products are well-known for their enormous scale + reach. That global influence is always trending-up. For example, there are at least 2 trillion Google searches each year, as of year 2019 — increased from 1.2 trillion searches in year 2012.

At the current rate, that’s 63,000 searches per second. Google owns approx. 90% of the world-wide search market. That means 90% of all searches conducted by people are made using Google’s search software — on desktop + laptop computers, tablets, smart-phones + smart-devices.

Google’s web-mail product G-mail has over 1.5 billion users. And Google’s social media platform YouTube plays 2+ billion videos per day. And approx. 24 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube each minute. YouTube has approx. 1 billion visitors per month.

Expanding high-speed data networks across the planet — and better access to the web on smart-phones — connect billions of people to the internet, enabling Google to rapidly scale access to its products + platforms. As of year 2018, Google’s smart-phone software — Android — operates +85% of all mobile phones globally.

publication: Search Engine Land
story title: Google now handles at least 2 trillion searches per year
read: story

publication: Android Police
story title: G-mail now has more than 1.5 billion active users
read: story

group: BrandWatch
story title: 52 fascinating + incredible YouTube statistics
read: story

group: Statista
report title: The world-wide desktop market share of leading search engines
read: report

group: IDC
report title: The smart-phone market share
read: report




images | above
Nest Hub from Google’s product range of smart-home + connected-home devices.


on the web | pages

Alphabet | home

Google | home
Google | our products
Google | web search

Google | trends: home
Google | trends: year in search

Google | events
Google | YouTube channel: home
Google | YouTube channel: made by Google



image | left
Pixel mobile phone from Google’s product range of smart-phone devices.

photo: Engadget


— notes —

app = application
OS = operating system

IDC = International Data Corporation


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story title: chart | Google Growing: a view from sweeping statistics
deck: By the numbers.
year: 2019
folder: stories on progress

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