Blogs and social networking sites traffic continue to grow

Posted on 6th April, 2006

According to the recent article published by the Washington Post, while traffic growth is slowing at most Internet sites, it is skyrocketing at social networking, blogging and local information sites.

Top-ranked sites growing the most, ComScore’s data showed, were Blogger.com, a personal publishing site; MySpace.com, where young people do virtual preening and share musical tastes; Wikipedia, an open reference site jointly edited by millions of people; and Citysearch, a network of local guides focused on cities.

The number of monthly visitors to each site rose at rates ranging from 185 percent (Citysearch) to 528 percent (Blogger.com) between February 2005 and February 2006. Their growth far exceeded the 4 percent increase in overall Internet visitors in the United States during that period.

Although this data specifically focuses on Blogger.com traffic increase, I think it also offer some clue on the general blogosphere traffic trend. It’s still never too late to jump on the blogging bandwagon, and get your slice of the large pie.

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