David Sifry, CEO of Technorati has published the latest State of the Blogosphere, October, 2006 and says that Technorati is now tracking more than 57 Million blogs (remember there are 100 million websites online). The report says that spam-, splog- and sping-fighting efforts at Technorati are getting better the indexes are cleaner.
It was interesting to read about the The Very High Authority Group (500 or more blogs linking in the last 6 months).
“In the final group we see what might be considered the blogging elite. This group, which represents more than 4,000 blogs, exhibits a radical shift in post frequency as well as blog age. Bloggers of this type have been at it longer – a year and a half on average – and post nearly twice a day, an increase in posting volume of over 100% from the previous group. Many of the blogs in this category, in fact, are about as old as Technorati and we’ve grown up together. Some of these are full-fledge professional enterprises that post many, many times per day and behave increasingly like our friends in the mainstream media. As has been widely reported, the impact of these bloggers on our cultures and democracies is increasingly dramatic.”