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Category - Real Estate Blogging

The Growth of the Blogosphere


According to Dave Sirfry's April 2006 report on the blogosphere, Technorati currently tracks 35.3 million weblogs. The report shows that the blogosphere as a whole has grown 60 times what it was just three years ago and continues to double about every six months. With 75,000 new weblogs springing up every day, 3.9 million bloggers updating their blogs at least weekly and the blog post volume reaching an all time high of over 1.2 million posts per day, blogging shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.  It is the wave of the future.

The Breakdown

  • Technorati now tracks over 35.3 million blogs
  • The blogosphere is doubling in size every 6 months
  • It is now over 60 times bigger than it was 3 years ago
  • On average, a new weblog is created every second of every day
  • 19.4 million bloggers (55%) are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created
  • Technorati tracks about 1.2 Million new blog posts each day, about 50,000 per hour

The history of the Blog: Online Diaries to Real Estate Resources

A weblog, which is usually shortened to blog, is a website where regular entries are made (such as in a journal or diary) and presented in reverse chronological order. Blogs often offer commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, news or local news. Corporate blogs can and are often used to answer customer questions in an FAQ format, provide additional product information, aid in customer service and, in the case of service or consulting firms, provide a forum for industry specific information written by experts in article format.


In 2004, the role of blogs became increasingly mainstream, as political consultants, news services and candidates began using them as tools for outreach and opinion forming. Since then, corporations have taken to blogging to connect with customers, employees and the media. Corporate blogs serve as platforms for companies to connect on a more personal level to their customers, employees and the media. Blogs allow companies to easily disseminate pertinent information on their products, services, and industry news.


By 2005, a few tech savvy real estate professionals were blogging with some success on every topic from how to stage a home for an open house to the sale of Billy Joel's estate in the Hamptons. As these blogs took off, the community took note and formed some of the more popular real estate blogging networks such as WannaNetwork, ActiveRain, Zolve, RealTyger and RealEstateVoices.  It should be noted that ActiveRain is geared for and towards real estate professionals, while RealEstateVoices is a social news gathering site - modeled on Digg.com - rather than being a true blogging network.

By Diane Tuman

Today, it seems that just about every Realtor either has a blog or is looking to blog.

Joining the Blogosphere - Starting & Setting Up a Blog

Free Community Blogging Networks

Ways to Network Yourself with other Real Estate Bloggers

Resources

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