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Blogosphere doubles in size again, no slowdown seen

October 17, 2005

David Sifry, the founder of Technorati, just released the latest numbers on the size of the blogosphere. It’s doubled again.


Here’s a summary of Sifry’s points from his state of the blogosphere, courtesy of Darren Rowse.

  • 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

Thanks David, your regular reports on the blogosphere provide us the best statistical info on its growth.

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