Some bloggy stats

My sense of my readership based on the comments is that the majority are non-technical non-bloggers so I thought I’d post some stats on blogging in gerneral as it is unlikely you read Dave Sifry’s blog. Dave is CEO of Technorati, the main blog search engine and the company responsible for things like the tags you see at the end of my posts and microformats, the technology we’re building our business, LouderVoice on. So statto geeks, here’s a summary of what the blogosphere looks like right now according to Dave:

  • 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

Well I bloody thought it was interesting. Off to my bed.

Conor O'Neill

Tech guy who likes running slowly

Bandon, Cork, Ireland