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Friday, October 21, 2005

The State of the Blogosphere and Lynchburg Virginia

If you haven't noticed, we are going through some gyrations on our page Lynchburg Virginia. New features can be found in the right sidebar, and we have a new page, Lynchburg Virginia Creative Page. So if you have seen some weird things happening to our format, bear with us. We are determined to get it right.

Things are going well for us here. Our popularity has increased from a local level to a world level. Many who had previously not known of our city, are becoming intimate with Lynchburg through our posts. In the last month we have made a substantial improvement on our Google page rank, and technorati ratings. We have taken a counter intuitive approach to this. Basically, it has been, if we write it they will find us. And we are being found.

Out of of 19. 8 million blogs that technorati rates, Lynchburg Virginia ranks 162,699. This is a level that none of us here expected, but it has set our focus on moving higher in the ranks. Preliminary indications are that when the next ranking summary occurs we will be moving up.

Each day blogs are added at a phenomenal rate. Here are some statistics from technorati:

As of October 2005, Technorati is now tracking 19.6 million weblogs.

The total number of weblogs tracked continues to double about every 5 months.

The blogosphere is now over 30 times as big as it was 3 years ago, with no signs of letup in growth.

About 70,000 new weblogs are created every day.

About a new weblog is created each second.

2% - 8% of new weblogs per day are fake or spam weblogs.

Between 700,000 and 1.3 million posts are made each day .

About 33,000 posts are created per hour, or 9.2 posts per second.

An additional 5.8% of posts (or about 50,000 posts/day) seen each day are from spam or fake blogs, on average.

There were .2 million more blogs since technorati reported this.

Blogs are a fabulous thing. They can be used for almost any purpose under the sun. And we are glad Lynchburg Virginia is being put on the map. We have some exciting ideas here. All the contributors work well together, and adds to the whole. In the future I am going to post how our blog works, what you see here on the finished page. It is from countless hours of work from all of us. Thank you all.

And just an added note, if you have been experiencing pop ups when you have come to our page, we think we have isolated the offending script, and removed it. We want your visit to be user friendly here, because you are our friends.


At 12:16 PM, Anonymous Gravy Beard said...

It's a great thing that you've got going here Bob...continued success!


At 12:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Bob Congratulations!

I really never gave it much thought to where I fit in in this blog world. I have a private blog for my son that I started for events in his life. His private blog has a rank of 208,302
The NVFC site which until recently I have never really written that much on has a rank of 576,212. I also started a hurricane blog that at 775,745 is not that great I am actually surprised that it ranks in the top million of 20 million blogs.

Thats great about your rating, proof a something worth reading will be read.

I know myself, first time I read your blog I had no idea if there was a fan base for your blog but I did recognise the great writing so it should be no surprise you do well.

At 4:28 PM, Blogger B O B said...

Thank you for the kind comment. We have enjoyed your NVFC site and list it as one of the blogs we read. We think your blog is great and I have been following some of your stories with great interest.

At 5:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess we are palying tag thank you, now you are it.

When I started the NVFC blog I really did not blog but used it to tell a few stories on children and what happened ie Brianna Lopez.It was not until recently thay I started to blog on a regular basis, about the time I came across the piece you wrote on Taylor.

Have a great weekend! Steve

At 9:47 PM, Blogger B O B said...

Hi Steve, and welcome back, blogging becomes addictive, and what a better way to develop your writing skills. I can't even imagine the number of words, that we are producing. But the point is we learn from what we write. And perhaps in a small way, we offer ideas to others. I wish you well with your blogs and I will be back often. What I learn from you, fuels my desire to write more.


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