Why does Joint Communications do the Jointblog? It's THE way to get thoughts, observations and insights onto the web and out to a vast possible audience. We are not alone with that opinion.
At the pace in which new blogs are created, the blogosphere doubles in size every six months, according to Technorati founder and CEO David Sifry in part one of his "State of the Blogosphere, April 2006".
Since 2003, the blogosphere has experienced a doubling in size about every six months to reach a currently tracked 35.3 million Weblogs. In the past three years, the number of blogs tracked has grown over 60 times its size.
Technorati estimates over 75,000 new Weblogs are created each day. Blog creation is one part of the equation, continued posting is another. About 19.4 million bloggers (55 percent) still maintain their blogs with new posts after three months of blogging. Sifry estimates that three months prior to pulling the data, the rate of bloggers who continue to maintain their blog after three months was about 50.5 percent or 13.7 million bloggers. While not all bloggers write regularly, about 3.9 million update their blogs at least weekly.
Meanwhile, MediaWeek says 2005 was officially the best year in the history of Web advertising, with revenues topping the $12 billion mark last year, according to finalized figures released Thursday by the Internet Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers, up a healthy 30% from the previous year.
Here on the ad-free Jointblog, we add posts whenever we see something worthwhile. Mainly there are daily posts...and that is good when you want strong search rankings.
posted by Chris Kennedy @ Thursday, April 20, 2006,