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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

New Trends In Online Traffic: Top Internet Sites Are Down, Blogs Are UP!

According to a recent online-traffic analysis done by ComScore Media Metrix, a market research firm, the surfing habits of Mr. and Mrs. everybody has completely changed in the past year. While growth is slowing at top Internet sites, it is skyrocketing at sites focused on social networking, blogging and local information. Is blogging just a fad or will we continue to see a growth in the use of blog related sites in the next few years?

"The number of monthly visitors to each site rose at rates ranging from 185 percent (Citysearch) to 528 percent (Blogger.com) between February 2005 and February 2006. Their growth far exceeded the 4 percent increase in overall Internet visitors in the United States during that period."

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