State of the Blogosphere

  • As of October 2005, Technorati is now tracking 19.6 Million weblogs

  • The total number of weblogs tracked continues to double about every 5 months

  • The blogosphere is now over 30 times as big as it was 3 years ago, with no signs of letup in growth

  • About 70,000 new weblogs are created every day

  • About a new weblog is created each second

  • 2% – 8% of new weblogs per day are fake or spam weblogs

  • Between 700,000 and 1.3 Million posts are made each day

  • About 33,000 posts are created per hour, or 9.2 posts per second

  • An additional 5.8% of posts (or about 50,000 posts/day) seen each day are from spam or fake blogs, on average

David SifryState of the Blogosphere (Sifry’s Alerts)