Monday, August 07, 2006

Blogosphere is 100 times bigger than it was 3 years ago

David Sifry has FINALLY come out with his latest 'State of the Blogosphere' update. Here's the quick highlights:
* Technorati is now tracking over 50 Million Blogs.
* The Blogosphere is over 100 times bigger than it was just 3 years ago.
* Today, the blogosphere is doubling in size every 200 days, or about once every 6 and a half months.
* From January 2004 until July 2006, the number of blogs that Technorati tracks has continued to double every 5-7 months.
* About 175,000 new weblogs were created each day, which means that on average, there are more than 2 blogs created each second of each day.
* About 8% of new blogs get past Technorati's filters, even if it is only for a few hours or days.
* About 70% of the pings Technorati receives are from known spam sources, but we drop them before we have to send out a spider to go and index the splog.
* Total posting volume of the blogosphere continues to rise, showing about 1.6 Million postings per day, or about 18.6 posts per second.
* This is about double the volume of about a year ago.
* The most prevalent times for English-language posting is between the hours of 10AM and 2PM Pacific time, with an additional spike at around 5PM Pacific time

My key takeaways: Most posting for English-language blogs happens from 12pm-4pm CST. I would have thought it would be from 8am-12pm or so.

Blogs are being created at a much faster rate than just a year ago. If I recall, there were about 75,000 new blogs a day when I started posting on BMA last fall. Since the blogosphere continuing to double in size is the 'money' stat, the exponential growth in daily blog creation tends to get lost in the shuffle.

If the blogosphere continues this pace, there will be 100 million blogs by next February. Wow. Click the link above to get the full report, as always, it's great reading.


Anonymous said...

Pretty amazing....
I actually just blogged on the same topic comparing these stats to the stats that Chris Anderson gathered on traditional media. The comparison is pretty stunning......

J.D. said...

Wow. So, at 100 million blogs, with my Technorati ranking being somewhere around 41,000 ... Wow, I'm in the top 8 percent of all blogs!! How cool :)