Okay. So I got a bit sidetracked while working today and I came across some interesting statistics about the internet and blogging.
Many, well most it seems, of us bloggers curse IE for it’s lack of compatibility with our blogs and items on our blogs. Seems as if IE is a lot less popular these days.
Browser Statistics Month by Month
Has anything really improved since XP to make you want to upgrade?
OS Platform Statistics
Windows XP is the most popular operating system. The Windows family counts for about 90%:
Is anyone really making money- as in coming out ahead- by blogging?
Techorati says this;
More bloggers than ever are making money from blogs, however they are not the majority. Most bloggers who are making money from their blogs are generally doing so as entrepreneurs by hosting advertising on their own sites and by using their blogs to drive speaking engagements and traditional media assignments. Some bloggers are even reporting profits that place them squarely in the middle class, so the rise of the professional blogger is clearly underway, but still evolving.
They did a survey and found that 72% of bloggers are blogging as a hobby and not to make money.
Of those who have monetized their blogging to at least some extent:
• 54% are Part-Timers
• 32% are Self-Employeds
• 14% are Corporates
Self-Employeds say they generate revenue are through display and search ads, as well as through affiliate marketing links.
So how much are they making? Part-timers say they are making nearly $14,500 while self-employed say they are making over $122,000.
How much time a week do you spend blogging?
15% of bloggers spend 10 or more hours each week blogging. This number goes up dramatically with 24% of Part-Timers, 25% of Pros and 32% of Self-Employed bloggers spending 10 or more hours blogging.
When looking at bloggers by Technorati Authority, higher Authority bloggers are much more prolific content creators, posting nearly 300 times more than lower ranked bloggers.
Technorati also says that the majority of blogs use tags (85%). The most popular tags are general, broad appeal categories:
• writing and poetry
• romance and relationships
Are you keeping an eye on who your readers are?
The three most popular third party services reported by bloggers are:
Google Analytics: 55
Who blogs the most?
4. South Africa
7. United States
8. New Zealand
Cities with the most bloggers
1. Singapore, Singapore
2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3. Delhi, India
4. Mumbai, India
5. San Francisco, CA, USA
6. Austin, TX, USA
7. Seattle, WA, USA
8. Pleasanton, CA, USA
9. New York, NY, USA
10. Washington, DC, USA
Blawg- A law blog.
Blog Carnival- A blog article that contains links to other articles covering a specific topic.
Bloggernacle- Blogs written by and for Mormons (a portmanteau of “blog” and “Tabernacle)”. Generally refers to faithful Mormon bloggers and sometimes refers to a specific grouping of faithful Mormon bloggers.
Blogroll- A list of other blogs that a blogger might recommend by providing links to them (usually in a sidebar list).
Blogosphere- All blogs, or the blogging community. Also called blogistan or, more rarely, blogspace.
The BOBs- The largest international blog awards.
Comment spam-Like e-mail spam. Robot “spambots” flood a blog with advertising in the form of bogus comments. A serious problem that requires bloggers and blog platforms to have tools to exclude some users or ban some addresses in comments.
Flog-A portmanteau of “fake” and “blog”. A blog that’s ghostwritten by someone, such as in the marketing department.
Moblog-A portmanteau of “mobile” and “blog”. A blog featuring posts sent mainly by mobile phone, using SMS or MMS messages. They are often photoblogs.
Mommy blog-A blog featuring discussions especially about home and family.
Pingback-The alert in the TrackBack system that notifies the original poster of a blog post when someone else writes an entry concerning the original post.