The State of the Live Web, April 2007

Posted on April 6, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Sifry’s Alerts is the place to go and get your fill of statistics if you’re so inclined.

Here are some amazing facts & numbers:

In summary:

* 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

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