The world of website creation is growing every year at a very fast pace. As a matter of fact, whether you built it yourself or hired a designer, chances are that you already have one - or are considering learning how to build a website from scratch.
When considering how to create a website, it's important to consider trends that will help set your site apart. It’s apparent that certain places and times are more popular for editing websites than others. And while there is always at least one website builder and web design trend continuously winning over the market, others are less predictable and change year over year.
Looking back to the most recent data, you’ll see exactly that evolution represented below. Whether you’re an expert in need of insightful and fresh data about your industry, or simply curious about the fast evolution of the Internet, these exclusive website user statistics will give you a complete picture of the current state of website creation in order to understand how to create a professional website.
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Website statistics worldwide
01. Total global website building market value: ֿ$300 billion+**
02. There are approximately 350 million existing active domains in the world**
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Popular U.S. locations for website creation
03. Top five cities overall for building a website from scratch:*
(highest number of websites created overall by city)
New York City
04. Top five cities per capita for website creation:*
(highest ratio of websites created per population for cities with over one million residents)
05. Hollywood has the most productive weekends.
There are an average of seven site edits per user during Saturday and Sunday.*
The best time for site creation
06. New year’s resolutions met:
46% more websites were created the week after the new year than the week before it.*
07. April showers bring websites to life:
The most popular day of the year to create a website was April 30th.*
08. Independence day is for picnics, not computers:
The least popular day of the year to create a website was July 4th.*
09. Mid-week motivation:
Most websites are created on Tuesdays (17%).*
10. Weekends are for snoozing:
The least websites are created on Saturdays (10%).*
11. ‘Late risers’ are in fact the most productive:
The most websites are created in the afternoon between 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (36%).*
12. ‘Night owls’ are less common:
The least websites are created at night between 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. (7%).*
Breaking the record
13. Top 15 fastest U.S. cities to publish websites*
Most common types of websites
14. The top eight most common type of businesses who created websites:*
Art & Design
Health & Beauty
Home & Garden
Shopping & Retail (with an eCommerce website)
Science & Technology
Community & Government
15. 14% of sites created are one-page websites, while the other 86% are multi-page websites.*
Building the best experience
16. 49% of websites include a live chat option.*
17. 12% of websites add a blog.
18. Listen to your customers: 38% of visitors stop engaging on websites with unattractive content and layouts.
To prevent this, consider improving your layout with these website design tips.
19. Include images and videos: 65% of visual content is recalled by site visitors nearly 3 days after seeing it.
* These stats are averages taken from Wix.com, the website builder, for January-September 2019 based on websites built in the U.S.
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