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Blogs Grew by Almost Three Million
in the Third Quarter of 2006

NOVEMBER 25, 2006

New State of the Blogosphere report by Technorati.

Technorati's latest State of the Blogosphere report shows continuing growth in the number of active blogs, with over 57 million blogs currently being tracked.

However, growth in blog numbers has slowed slightly since the last quarter, something Technorati put down to more effective measures at limiting the number of spam blogs (aka 'splogs') listed. This is a good thing.

The figures, excluding the splogs Technorati claims it has reduced, indexed at around 4%, from 8% in last quarter's figures. This reduction has impacted on overall blog growth, which is down from an average of 160,000 new blogs per day in July to 100,000 new blogs at the end of September.

The question we have is this: how much of the massive blog growth reported by Technorati in the past was due to splogs? And will Technorati a) restate old figures / growth, and, b) remove splogs already indexed, to clean up its directory?

Technorati CEO Dave Sifry acknowledges the splog problem and promises a more detailed analysis of the issue next quarter. Just as with web sites, there are good blogs, not-so-good ones, and terrible ones. Blogs are popular. There were 100,000 blogs in 2002, according to Technorati. In 2004, the figure jumped to 4.8 million. In 2005 there were 13,200,000. Today, there are 57 million blogs.

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