April 11, 2007

The State of the Live Web, April 2007

The latest of Technorati CEO Dave Sifry's updates on the state of the blogosphere. This time he's expanding his coverage and calling it a State of the Live Web.

Some highlights:

  • 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%
  • English second at 33%
  • Chinese third at 8%
  • 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

It's definately worth reading the whole report. This humble blog is now hovering at around 48,000th place among those 70 million blogs, which is pretty good. Unfortunately, a good bit of that is due to a recent rash of linking from rather vile splogs. My true ranking is probably around 70-80K, where it was a few weeks ago.

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