August 29, 2014

Blogspot, Xanga Blogs Outrank NYTimes.com in Traffic

Posted by: of ExecutiveSummary.com on 03/19/05

3/22/05 UPDATE:

The numbers discussed in the original post below are based on Alexa data, which are notoriously questionable (Alexa’s numbers come from users of its browser toolbar, so by definition it’s a self-selected audience, which in this case probably skews heavily towards bloggers). Tig Tillinghast of MarketingVox read my post and sanity-checked it with Hitwise; those numbers say that NYT’s audience is still larger than Blogspots, but the trend of the data would suggest that Blogspot is soon set to overtake NYTimes.com.

ORIGINAL POST:

Wonking around Saturday night, I found something interesting: collectively, the blogs hosted on Blogspot get more visitors than NYTimes.com, according to Alexa.

Blogspotvsnytimes_1

Meanwhile, Technorati’s David Sifry reports on various recent trends among blogs with cool graphs, including the rapid growth of the blogosphere, spikes in blog posts based on mapped to news events, and in-bound links to top-blogs vs. mainstream media sources. Good stuff.

UPDATE:

Xanga.com crushes NYTimes.com:

Xangavsnytimes

Particularly informative is to look at the two-year trend: Xanga and Blogspot.

14 comments for Blogspot, Xanga Blogs Outrank NYTimes.com in Traffic »

  1. Blogspot blogs, collectively, Outrank NYTimes.com in Traffic

    Rick Bruner at Business Blog Consulting found according to Alexa that Blogspot blogs (blogger hosted blogs), collectively, outrank NYTimes.com in traffic . Like Rick said, interesting stuff….

    Trackback by Real Lawyers :: Have Blogs — March 19, 2005 @ 7:20 pm


  2. Blogspot blogs, collectively, outrank NYTimes.com in traffic

    Rick Bruner at Business Blog Consulting found according to Alexa that Blogspot blogs (blogger hosted blogs), collectively, outrank NYTimes.com in traffic . Like Rick said, interesting stuff….

    Trackback by Real Lawyers :: Have Blogs — March 19, 2005 @ 7:31 pm


  3. Daily Kos Andrew Sullivan > Boston.com. When Will Bloggers Start to Be Media Sponsors for Fundraising Events?

    Steve Rubel of MicroPersuasion pointed to a post by David Sifry of Technorati which shows which websites most influence bloggers. This was measured by the incoming links from blogs to these sites among the bloggers that technorati tracks. I noticed

    Trackback by pc4media — March 20, 2005 @ 7:34 am


  4. Blogosphere Rising

    Latest net doings writ large: IAC buys AskJeeves, third-tier search engine, for $1.9 billion. Meanwhile, Blogspot, we discover, generates more traffic than nytimes.com. Chinese students, long suffering under Communist bans on online communication, prot…

    Trackback by Joe's Dartblog — March 20, 2005 @ 10:15 pm


  5. Rick, your observation makes a lot of sense (especially to Dow Jones buying CBS Marketwatch, to the New York Times buying About.com, Yahoo buying Flickr and to Barry Diller buying Ask Jeeves/Bloglines). Big Media buying New Media. I guess we’ve come full-circle since 2000.

    Comment by Robb Hecht — March 21, 2005 @ 8:03 am


  6. Dear New York Times, Please Step into the 21st Cen

    I know you bought about.com because you think they are great at SEO, and you wanted to learn something. They are an authority website with lots of content. Here’s the real key, anyone can deep link directly to anypage, without being forced to log in….

    Trackback by Graywolf's Wolf Howl — March 21, 2005 @ 8:06 am


  7. Everything old is new again online.

    Comment by Rick Bruner — March 21, 2005 @ 9:13 am


  8. Bigger than the New York Times

    To stay on top of Corporate Blogs, the NewPR/Wiki offers a list that is continually updated.

    Trackback by Estate Legacy Vaults Blog — March 21, 2005 @ 9:29 am


  9. Blogspot Site Traffic to Exceed NYT’s

    Business Blog Consulting points to Alexa figures showing that Blogspot – the homepage for Google’s Blogger application – now has more traffic than even that of The New York Times, one of the web’s top ten news sites. But a quick check against Hitwise f…

    Trackback by MarketingVOX — March 21, 2005 @ 11:33 am


  10. news varie

    minimalista, stasera. Blogger batte il NY Times? così dicono. Vuoi far credere di vivere a Manhattan? Oggi puoi con Skype….

    Trackback by d o t - c o m a *:o) — March 21, 2005 @ 12:49 pm


  11. news varie

    minimalista, stasera. Blogger batte il NY Times? così dicono. Vuoi far credere di vivere a Manhattan? Oggi puoi con Skype….

    Trackback by d o t - c o m a *:o) — March 21, 2005 @ 1:09 pm


  12. blogger 與 nytimes

    InsideGoogle 看到的 Blogspot Reaching More Visitors Than The Times:Google çš„ Blogger 在 Alexa 的排å?? (ç€?覽é‡?) 已經超越 New York Times:

    Trackback by Gea-Suan Lin's BLOG — March 22, 2005 @ 5:31 am


  13. Everything is coming full circle, what we have seen before was just a preview of what is yet to come.
    Blogging is too popular and easy for anyone not to do it.

    Comment by Site Tutor Web Development — March 25, 2005 @ 1:57 am


  14. Steve Rubel of MicroPersuasion pointed to a post by David Sifry of Technorati which shows which websites most influence bloggers. This was measured by the incoming links from blogs to these sites among the bloggers that technorati tracks. I noticed

    Comment by Kate — January 20, 2006 @ 2:25 am


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