Google got its name from the mathematical term googol first coined by an eight year old in 1938.

The term googol is a very large number 10 to the power of 100 OR 10 with 100 zeros.

From Wikipedia:

googol is the large number 10100; that is, the digit 1 followed by 100 zeroes:


Google is a search engine and its name implies that there is a google or googol of websites to search through.

So, how many websites are there and are we even close to a googol?

According to business insider there are approximately 644 Million Websites.

This number is growing every day, but we are nowhere near a googol of online business and personal websites.

On my calculator we are 1E100 websites away from a googol.

Here are some interesting facts.

There are 6,973,738,433 people living on earth, so approximately 1 out of ever 10800 people have a website online.

That number is probably far less since some of us have diversified our digital footprints and have many websites of our own.

This article takes a look at small businesses and their use of social media and SEO, and this paragraph really stands out:

In addition, 65.7 percent of SMB Websites lack a form-fill option to enable consumers to request information, and 93.3 percent of SMB Websites are not mobile-compatible and will not render successfully on mobile devices or smartphones. “SMBs worldwide are falling behind consumers in the digital commerce arena,” said Neal Polachek, an industry expert.

Estimates say that there are now more than 1 billion smartphones in the world, and smart phone shipments reached 420.3 million at the end of 2011.

So in order to really do business online your company should have a responsive mobile compatible website design to reach the 1/7th of the world population that are VIEWING your website online.

If you would like to talk more with me about mobile compatibility and how to make your website stand up amongst the not even close to a googol ones out there, please fill out the form to the right.