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Internet users number in India may cross 500 million by 2017

Internet users in India would reach 500 million by 2017, with 80% of them getting online through mobile phone. That is as many as 400 million, according to google.
“There are 350 million internet users in India, of which 152 million are mobile users. This number is projected to increase to 500 million in 2017, of which 400 million are going to be mobile users,” Ashish Kalsi, a top official in google said. He is the strategist, search quality of Google India.
He was speaking at a workshop for journalists organized by Vox Foundation and “powered by Google” here yesterday. “Content is king. What Google does is it gives a level — playing field to all provided the content is sound,” he said. Mr.Kalsi explained accessibility, value, display and great user experience are
the four things needed for a website to be discovered quickly on Google search . The online content creators can also tap the features such as search console, Google trends, Indian language internet alliance, he said.

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