blo.gs growth

some people have been interested in the growth of the data that blogs collects. here’s some numbers. this is from a snapshot of the database from sunday morning, so it isn’t to-the-minute.

of the 6,602,676 entries in the blo.gs database snapshot i used, rss/atom feeds were known for 2,512,959 of them. that doesn’t mean more didn’t have rss/atom feeds, just that blo.gs didn’t know about them.

of the blogs that were updated in the last 30 days of the snapshot data, 71% had known rss/atom feeds.

this is the number of blogs added to the database each month. i wasn’t tracking this before september 2003, so the earlier number is all the blogs prior to that.

monthtotal
earlier671455
2003-0960205
2003-10136789
2003-11134431
2003-1288575
2004-01131432
2004-02126280
2004-03124106
2004-04123790
2004-05185993
2004-06203727
2004-07319432
2004-08273679
2004-09304170
2004-10294377
2004-11290778
2004-12380422
2005-011472004
2005-02789753
2005-03491278

the big jump in january is from getting a feed that includes the livejournal data from pubsub.com.

here’s the count of blogs last updated in each given month:

monthtotal
2000-043
2000-092
2001-031
2001-052
2001-061
2001-073
2001-0814
2001-093
2001-1076
2001-1156
2001-1298
2002-012814
2002-024562
2002-033322
2002-042851
2002-052512
2002-062519
2002-072945
2002-083229
2002-093464
2002-103743
2002-113476
2002-123501
2003-015836
2003-027145
2003-039628
2003-0414953
2003-0568570
2003-0671683
2003-0784950
2003-0893637
2003-09105079
2003-10116137
2003-11121437
2003-1288687
2004-01103237
2004-02108730
2004-03109480
2004-04106468
2004-05142024
2004-06157521
2004-07262064
2004-08254421
2004-09264621
2004-10271386
2004-11278655
2004-12339761
2005-01694421
2005-021021597
2005-031661351

and based on the ip address, here’s the top hosts:

hostcount
unknown1942533
blogspot.com1873034
livejournal.com1445296
spaces.msn.com307079
persianblog.com64654
journals.aol.com26333
blogdrive.com23335
blog.pt22388
blogdrive.com18817
blogware.com16109
20six.fr15900
buzznet.com15748
spammer15369
canalblog.com14950
blogdrive.com14695
typepad.com13706
blogdrive.com12686
blogfa.com11585
cocolog-nifty.com9902

needless to say, the entries for the spammer are gone now. blogdrive.com shows up multiple times because they use multiple ip addresses.

here is where i would insert all sorts of caveats about how these numbers are derived if i cared to hold people’s hands when dealing with numbers like this. these are free numbers, and you’re getting what you paid for them.

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