Blogentrepreneurship, Blog Metrics, and Blogosphere by the Numbers

Blogentrepreneurship is the next stage of Blog 2.0: 
Om Malik  to leave his full time editor position at Business 2.0 in order to focus on GigaOM; TechCrunch has just celebrated 1 year of blogging; paidContent.org is getting paid well as one of the pioneers to monetize blogs. Here is a the latest Alex rankings of these three individual championed blogs, riding on the Web 2.0/Media 2.0 wave. TechCrunch clearly has an edge for now, but  GigaOm could be catching up ... 

 

Blogosphere by the Numbers:
  • Technorati currently tracks 45.1 million sites and 2.6 billion links (6/20/06 at 4:17pm Eastern Time)
  • The blogosphere is over 60 times bigger than it was only 3 years ago. About 3.9 million bloggers update their blogs at least weekly. 
  • Daily Posting Volume tracked by Technorati is now over 1.2 Million posts per day, which is about 50,000 posts per hour.

Blog Metrics: 
Some ways to measure Blogs (courtesy Robert Scoble);

  •  How many inbound links there are. Use Technorati.
  •  How much raw traffic each site is sending.  Slashdot usually sends 15,000 to 100,000, depending on the sensationalism of the headline. 
  • Anecdotal influence measures. 

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