Monday, April 17, 2006

Sifry says blog-growth keeps on keeping on

This is being cross-posted on BMA.

Technorati CEO Dave Sifry has his latest 'State of the Blogosphere' report. Key findings:

The blogosphere is over 60 times bigger than it was only 3 years ago.

New blog creation continues to grow. Technorati currently tracks over 75,000 new weblogs created every day, which means that on average, a new weblog is created every second of every day - and 19.4 million bloggers (55%) are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created. That's an increase both absolute and relative terms over just 3 months ago, when only 50.5% or 13.7 million blogs were active. In other words, even though there's a reasonable amount of tire-kicking going on, blogging continues to grow as a habitual activity.

I think the increase in the percentage of active blogs after 3 months is key. That's an increase of roughly 10%, and is likely coming from more people checking out blogs, and commenting on them. This increase in traffic is a great sign of continuing blogosphere growth.

Another key point: "The blogosphere is doubling in size every 6 months"

This is down slightly, as I believe it was every 5.5 months in February. Still, a very impressive stat, and as the blogosphere continues to expand, obviously it's going to be much harder for growth to sustain its torrid pace.

Very interesting reading, looks like the blog-train is still chugging along quite nicely.

No comments: