Tuesday, May 8, 2007

On Blogosphere Size

I asked a question in my April 23's post The biggest social network you'll never see that who have done the estimation of blogosphere size. It seems that I asked a stupid question. Technorati regularly publishes the "State of Blogoshpere" report on a quarterly basis. The latest report, The State of the Live Web, was published on April 5,2007. As stated in the report, there're 70 millions blogs tracked by Technorati ( I wrongly stated there're nearly 60 millions out there in previous post ).

OK, let's on to the numbers. The pictures paints more that a thousand words. The charts below tell us the story. Technorati is now tracking over 70 million weblogs, and we're seeing about 120,000 new weblogs being created worldwide each day. That's about 1.4 blogs created every second of every day.

Though, a total of 70 million blogs have been set up. But the data from Technorati show that only 15.5 million bloggers updated their sites during the last three months, up slightly from 15.3 million in October (2006).

The summary of the report are as follows ( the words in red are added by me) :

  • 70 million weblogs
  • About 120,000 new weblogs each day, or...
  • 1.4 new blogs every second
  • 3000-7000 new splogs (fake, or spam blogs) created every day
  • Peak of 11,000 splogs per day last December
  • 1.5 million posts per day, or...
  • 17 posts per second
  • Growing from 35 to 75 million blogs took 320 days
  • 22 blogs among the top 100 blogs among the top 100 sources linked to in Q4 2006 - up from 12 in the prior quarter
  • Japanese the #1 blogging language at 37% ( I must admit that I have totally no idea about this )
  • English second at 33%
  • Chinese third at 8% ( Traditional and Simplified Chinese Blogs combined ?? )
  • Italian fourth at 3%
  • Farsi a newcomer in the top 10 at 1%
  • English the most even in postings around-the-clock
  • Tracking 230 million posts with tags or categories
  • 35% of all February 2007 posts used tags
  • 2.5 million blogs posted at least one tagged post in February

(All of the materials presented here are licensed under a creative commons for-attribution license. As long as the Technorati logo and links are kept intact. Refer to the report for copyright notice.)

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