Why is it important for a business to have a website?
We are fast approaching 1 billion websites, a milestone which at this rate will be reached by the end of 2014. From 1 website in 1991 to over 700 million in 2013, the chart and table below show the total number of websites by year throughout history.
The Internet is still growing at a good rate, but the growth rate is not the same all over the world. The growth rate will not increase again until broadband is further developed, and its price rates reduced. Revenues and language statistics are also discussed.
Creating and maintaining an online presence is essential to reaching a mass of consumers, even beyond your locality, and attracting new customers. Exactly like a storefront in the high street, a website will sell your business instantly to anyone who comes across it.