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10 Surprising Facts about Blogging

  1. WordPress and Blogspot are two most popular blogging platforms. WordPress, a relatively late entrant in blogging, has surpassed its elder brother, Blogspot in terms of popularity. More than 40 percent of bloggers use WordPress.
  2. In 1999, there were just 23 blogs. Today, there are over 1.5 billion blogs on the internet. WordPress.com alone has over 60 millions of them. Every half a second, a new blog is created. There are about 31 million bloggers in the US.
  3. 6.7 million people blog on blogging sites and 12 million people blog via social networks.
  4. There are more than 80 known languages utilized in the blogosphere.
  5. More than 60% of blogs are in English. Other prominent languages include Spanish, Portuguese, and Indonesian.
  6. Over half of the blogging community has more than one blog. Professional bloggers have 4 blogs, on an average. Only about 27 percent of bloggers are full time into it.
  7. Websites with Blogs have 434% more indexed pages (helps search engines & SEO efforts) and 97 % more inbound links.
  8. Creating, optimizing, and promoting content is keys to filling the top of your sales and marketing funnel with more website traffic and leads.
  9. A blog post is powerful enough to influence a purchase. Businesses that blog get more visitors to their website. Almost half of the companies in the US use blogs for the purpose of marketing their product/services.
  10. Earning from a blog is not something that happens overnight. It takes a sound strategy along with a high dose of perseverance. About one-fifth of bloggers have been into it for more than 6 long years.

 

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WordPress and Blogspot are two most popular blogging platforms. WordPress, a relatively late entrant in blogging, has surpassed its elder brother, Blogspot in terms of popularity. More than ...
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