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State of the Blogosphere 2011: Introduction and Methodology - Technorati Blogging

State of the Blogosphere 2011: Introduction and Methodology - Technorati Blogging
Welcome to Technorati's State of the Blogosphere 2011 report. Since 2004, our annual study has followed growth and trends in the blogosphere. This year's topics include: blogging and social media, bloggers and traditional media, traffic and analysis, brands and marketing in the blogosphere, bloggers' motivations and consequences, monetization, and changes within the blogosphere over 2011. The Blogosphere is constantly changing and evolving. In 2011 we are seeing bloggers updating their blogs more frequently and spending more time blogging. The type of information influencing blogging has shifted from conversations with friends, which was the primary influence in 2010, to other blogs, which for 68% of bloggers are having more of an influence in 2011. This year we have chosen to display our results according to five different types of bloggers: 2-3) Professional Part- and Full-Timers: These bloggers represent 18% of our total group. Continued on the next page

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