51 Amazing Facts About Blogging

A blogger is a person who regularly writes material on a website.  The topics are as varied as your imagination.  When the internet started many moons ago, blogging usually involved a personal web log, in which a person would just journal about their life or their day.

Since then, entrepreneurs have entered the market and made a career and income source out of blogging. This is where we are now, and blogging has taken off.

Great Facts About Blogging From Home

The below info-graphic pictures are developed by Ignite Spot  and shared by Linda Bernstein in a recent session of #blogchat.

  1. The very first blog came out in 1994
  2. In 1999 there were only around 20 blogs and today there are over 1.5 blogs
  3. A professional blogger full time has on average 4 blogs
  4. Only about 27% of bloggers are full time
  5. The number 1 position in Google gets over 30% of traffic
  6. 81% of U.S. online consumers trust information and advice from blogs
  7. Blogs over 1,500 words on average receive 68% more tweets
  8. Once you write over 30 posts, you will start to get traffic
  9. 23% of total Internet usage time is devoted to social networks or blogs
  10. More than two thirds of all bogs have not been updated in over a yeargreat-facts-about-blogging
  11. Companies that do moderate blog posting between 1-2 times per month have 67% more
  12. Almost half of the companies in the US use blogs for the purpose of marketing their product/services
  13. Justin Hall, a US freelance journalist is said to be the first blogger. In 1994, while still in college, he managed to publish his first blog
  14. Average age of bloggers is 21 to 35 years
  15. If you have images in your post this will give you 94% more views
  16. Blogs now influence more people to buy than magazines
  17. 80% of all daily traffic on a blog consist of new visitors
  18. YouTube has now become the 2nd largest searchengine after Google
  19. Tablets and smartphones now account for 60% of total time spent online
  20. Over 60% of people perceive blogs more credible with multiple authorsgreat-facts-about-blogging-4
  21. 81% of companies consider their blogs “useful,” “important,” or “critical.”
  22. There are estimated 1.5 Billion blogs today
  23. 37% of marketers say blogs are the most valuable type of content marketing
  24. Companies that blog have 97% more inbound links
  25. 78% of CMOs think custom content is the future of marketing
  26. Small businesses that blog get 126% more lead growth than small businesses that do not blog
  27. 23% of total Internet usage time is devoted to social networks or blogs
  28. Among those who use e-mail marketing, companies that blog get twice as much traffic from their email than those who don’t
  29. 60% of consumers feel more positive about a company after reading custom content on its site
  30. Most bloggers now use social media to promote their niche blogsgreat-facts-about-blogging-3
  31. 33% of B2B companies use blogs
  32. Brand engagement rises by 28% when consumers are exposed to both professional content and user-generated product video
  33. 90% of consumers find custom content useful, 78% believe that companies behind content are interested in building good relationships
  34. 68% of consumers are likely to spend time reading content from a brand they are interested in
  35. “Useful, Important, Critical, Free, discounted, best, top” These are all terms used by approximately 80% of companies in reference to their blogs.
  36. Buyers consume content before making a purchasing decision – in fact, 47% consumed 3-5pieces of content before taking the first step towards making a purchase.
  37. 94% of people share blog content because they think it might be useful to other people.
  38. Blogs that post daily get 5X more traffic compared to those that don’t
  39. 7 million people publish blogs on blogging websites, and another 12 million write blogs via their social networks
  40. Company websites with active blogs have 97% more inbound links than websites without blogs.great-facts-about-blogging-2
  41. Almost 60% of marketers repurpose their content 2-5 times
  42. Blogs have been rated as the 5th most trusted source for accurate online information.
  43. 61% of US online consumers have made a purchase based on recommendations from a blog.
  44. 6-13 word titles tend to attract the highest and most consistent amount of traffic.
  45. Quality content, regular publishing, good design, and an established social media presence are ranked as the four highest factors determining the credibility of a blog.
  46. 43% of people tend to skim blog posts.
  47. 67% of marketers say their company blog is “critical” or “important” to their business
  48. 42% of bloggers say they blog about brands they love
  49. 87% of all bloggers use Facebook
  50. 50%+ of all bloggers link Twitter to their blog
  51. 97% more inbound links are found on website that have a blog. This means the search engine are much more likely to credit a business with a blog as being an “authority” in their industry and raise their search rank
(Statistics and figures collected from various sources:  HubSpot, blog.ifabbo, convertwithcontent, insideview, Alexa, Moz, trafficdata, Sysomos, contentplus,blogging.org, The CMA, comScore, Content Plus, InsideView, BlogHer, Hanley-Wood Business Media, nymarketing.com, Social Media Examiner, NM Incite, Contently, Search Engine People)

Why Blogging Is Good For Your Business or Niche

The key points I would like to highlight is that blogging is all about marketing your ideas or products and you need to be an active blogger who publishes on a regular basis and keeps the blog alive month to month.  There is clear evidence that as the blog ages and matures, it ranks higher and thus attracts more traffic.

Blogging builds trust online and this is a rare commodity online, but if you stick to blogging then you can achieve this.

Become a better writer and stay knowledgeable in your field and make sure that your SEO is weaved in to the posts.  See Post on How To Find The Right Keywords For My Website.

The Last Word

I hope that you found some of the above points interesting – these facts about blogging will change over time.  Just remember that you can make money blogging and a lot of it if you.  See Post – How Much Do Bloggers Earn.

 

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