SOLVED: How Many Websites Are There In The World? The Answer Will Surprise You

The simplified answer to the question of ‘how many websites are there?’ is 1.1 billion sites with about 4.5 billion total pages in 2016.  However, it is critically important to note that between 60% and 75% of all sites are “inactive“.  That means that most sites are ‘place holders’ that are for sale or that have only one page of stale content.  This means the real answer is that there are about 300 million active websites in the…