More than 10 years ago, the term “webinar” has been relatively unknown and hardly anyone knew what to expect when listening to people talk about webinars. In recent years, the word has, due to its increasing popularity, strongly established itself and more and more people now can’t imagine their everyday life without webinars.Whether experienced online instructor or newcomer, you should not miss the following impressive facts and figures about webinars.
What you always wanted to know about webinars
To make online seminars even more popular, within the following blog entry, we would like to present you 7 interesting facts about online seminars, which will not only impress you, but will also convince and leave a lasting impression on your neighbours, friends or relatives.
1. Where does the term webinar come from?
The word webinar is a neologism and consists of the two components “web” and “seminar”. A neologism is the creation of a new word and expresses that it is a very young term. Since 2003, the word webinar is registered as a word mark with the German Patent and Trademark Office. Additionally, you can now find the term webinar in various encyclopedias.1
2. Why webinars – Why edudip?
There are numerous reasons why webinars are used, but the imparting of knowledge stands in central focus. The majority of participants use edudip solely as webinar tool. However, there are more and more online trainers, who use webinars to generate a growing income and even realise the opportunity to build a solid financial existence! Some of the best coaches earn several thousand euros a month with their webinars and partly make five-figure sales. What edudip users put special emphasis on can be seen in the following statistic from an earlier edudip survey.
Indispensable: the virtual classroom , the own academy and the marketplace !
3. Rush Hour
The most popular days for holding webinars are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Since most online seminars take place after 18 o’clock, the evening can thus be called rush hour. However, the optimal time of the day and duration for your online seminar strongly depends on the respective target group. Professionals, students, pensioners or housewives, different audiences prefer different times. Nevertheless, you can say that most webinars are held during the evening hours. The average duration of a webinar is 45-60 minutes. Of course, it is possible to hold longer webinars, but you should make sure that your webinar does not exceed a certain duration, since participants can concentrate for only a limited amount of time. If you think about holding a webinar on a very detailed topic, you should consider creating a webinar series with multiple webinars on several dates.
4. Early bird vs. spontaneity
On our platform, it is left to the online trainers themselves whether they set a deadline for their webinar or not. By introducing the new view, it is quite easy now for everyone to see if a deadline exists or a booking is still possible. Interesting to know is that participants are mostly looking for soon-to-take-place webinars. 64% of users only book webinars throughout the week, in which their take place. Only 36% of participants book a webinar more than one week in advance. To win over both the early bird, as well as the spontaneous, you should put your webinar on the Marketplace as early as possible.2
5. Men vs. women
Who likes to learn online better? Men or women? On edudip the distribution of members is highly balanced. 51.06% of users are women and 48.94% are men. On the spiritual platform Sofengo, which was launched in 2014, it is quite obvious who the dominating gender is. 81.45% of all users are female and thus dominate the low proportion of 18.55% of men.Most people, who decide to take advantage of online courses are between 45 and 54 years old. On edudip 27.27% of all users are between 45 and 54 years old and on Sofengo even 36.36%. In addition to the dominant number of middle-aged users, you will also meet any other age group. From young to old, all ages are represented on our platforms!
6. Webinars are the future
The growing popularity of webinars and their increasing demand is also reflected in graphics from Google Trends and Google Analytics, which represent the searches of the term “webinar” in recent years. On the chart of Google Trends it is clearly evident that the term attracted little interest in 2005. Since 2010, which is also the year edudip was established, the interest in webinars rose sharply and remained until today as the steady and continuous growth on the graphic shows.
It is also interesting to note that the term “webinar” is averagely googled 110,000 times per month. In May this year the word “webinar” has been searched for on Google more than 194,700 times, and the term “online seminar” even over 271,500 times.
7. The webinar – equally popular all around the globe?
Like every product and every service the webinar also enjoys different popularity in different regions. The regional interest of webinars shows that webinars are still better known in the United States than in our region. Most popular are online seminars in the US, Canada and Australia. This is probably due to the endless vastness of these countries, which can be easily and cleverly bridged through online seminars, enabling an unproblematic and location unbound education. Despite its comparatively rather low spatial distances Germany has with its 10th place a quite high ranking position.
A start has been made
Since you have already found your way to edudip, we hope that you can use our blog entry to shine with your newly acquired knowledge, impress your friends and acquaintances and maybe even convince your environment to learn online or offer webinars for an interactive knowledge exchange.
Your edudip team