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State of the Blogosphere

Posted on 2.05.2006


More and more websites are utilizing weblogs as WSM mentioned in its issue one article "Enjoy the Ride; The Weblog Bandwagon." David Sifry from Technorati has posted his first update this year on the state of the blogosphere. Surprising to few will be the note that "the blogosphere is over 60 times bigger than it was only 3 years ago."

The following is from the summary about the state of the blogosphere:

  • Technorati now tracks over 27.2 Million blogs
  • The blogosphere is doubling in size every 5 and a half months
  • It is now over 60 times bigger than it was 3 years ago
  • On average, a new weblog is created every second of every day
  • 13.7 million bloggers are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created
  • Spings (Spam Pings) can sometimes account for as much as 60% of the total daily pings Technorati receives
  • Sophisticated spam management tools eliminate the spings and find that about 9% of new blogs are spam or machine generated
  • Technorati tracks about 1.2 Million new blog posts each day, about 50,000 per hour
  • Over 81 Million posts with tags since January 2005, increasing by 400,000 per day
  • Blog Finder has over 850,000 blogs, and over 2,500 popular categories have attracted a critical mass of topical bloggers

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