August 1, 2008

Did you know... Facts about blogging

In my endeavor to become the ultimate blogging guru I came across some facts about just how popular blogging has become.

  • There are Bloggers Choice Awards awards given out to best blogs in a given category.
  • There are over 175,000 new blogs every day.
  • Bloggers update their blogs regularly at a rate of over 1.6 million posts per day, or over 18 updates a second.
  • People actually get paid to write blog posts usually for a pre-determined rate of pay.
  • It can take Google as long as 4-6 weeks to fully index your blog.
  • Google has their own blog search engine.
  • 83% of corporate bloggers saw a traffic increase to their site.
  • 6 million Americans get their news and information from RSS aggregators.
  • Blog promotion is just as important as its content.

Sources
http://technorati.com/about/
http://www.movabletype.org/documentation/business-blogging/facts-and-figures.html
http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2008/05/29/the-many-challenges-of-corporate-blogging/
http://thewrongadvices.com/2007/05/03/why-do-blogs-fail/