Number of websites.
According to Netcraft?s April 2006 survey, there are now more than 80
million websites on the internet. This report includes a graph showing
how the number of websites has grown from 1995 to April 2006.
Number of websites per 1,000 population.
This report has a table of figures for European countries, Canada, US,
Scandinavian countries, New Zealand, Australia, Korea, Japan and
Source: OECD, STI Scoreboard 2003 ?Communications Outlook 2003.
Number of websites for Turkey, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil in 2004.
Source: Internet Software Consortium.
Figures for Europe.
Number of sites requiring log-in, registration, user name, password.
This survey found that 65% of websites asked for a user name and address.
Source: Current Research: Value exchange: The secret of building
customer relationships on line
More than 50% of online local newspapers require users to register.
Source: Registration? For What?
A survey of 751 popular EU and US based sites found that 75% ask for
some sort or personal information from users.
Source: EU and US web sites fail basic privacy standards
48% of online pharmacies ask for a user name and password to be registered.
Source: Surfing, self-medicating and safety: buying non-prescription
and complementary medicines via the internet
In 2004, 25% of online catalog companies require users to register,
for the other 75% registration was optional.
Source: Catalog Age. Eighth Annual Electronic Marketing Survey.
In 1999, 16% of catalog companies required users to register before purchasing.
Source: Catalog Age.
75% of users have left a site because it requires user registration.
Source: Should Your Site Require Registration? By Corey Rudl
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