2011 Blogging Statistics [infographic]

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Build a Blog That MattersFor businesses of all sizes, blogging is a key part of their marketing mix. Following are some informative statistics about the Blogging World (aka “Blogosphere”).

Highlights:

  • As of July 2011, there are an estimated 164 million blogs (from 3 million in 2004)
  • 27% of bloggers are full time bloggers
  • About 2/3 of bloggers are male
  • The US has about 49% of the blogging population worldwide
  • 5% of the blogs are business-focused and 14% are focused on technology or Internet marketing
  • Traffic sources: 41% Search Engines, 28% Social Media, 20% Referring Sites
  • WordPress is used by about 40% of the blogs (not noted whether WordPress.org or WordPress.com)
  • Top 3 most popular sites for Social Networking (and sharing content): Facebook, Twitter, Linked In


How Big is BlogosphereInfographic by – Conversion Rate Optimization Company Invesp

Many thanks to Invesp for pulling together the data in this helpful infographic.

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