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Q: Number of blogs in the EU ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Number of blogs in the EU
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: eliahu-ga
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Posted: 23 Feb 2006 05:13 PST
Expires: 25 Mar 2006 05:13 PST
Question ID: 448740
I need a good estimate for current:

A. Total number of blogs & number of blog readers in the EU

B. Total number of blogs in the UK, France & Germany

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 23 Feb 2006 07:29 PST

I can provide you with the 

- the number of blogs in the UK, France & Germany.

- the total number of blogs in Europe  

- the number of blogs by country in Europe in an excel spreadsheet

I did not locate the number of blog readers. According to a blog
expert I asked, as far as he knows, there is no compatable research on
EU Level about readers.

Please let me know via the "CLARIFICATION" feature if my findings
would suit your purpose.

Thank you,


Clarification of Question by eliahu-ga on 23 Feb 2006 11:04 PST
Hi Bobbie, thanks for the fast respond.

I can live without number of readers (even though any estimate,
doesn't matter how partial, of blog/reader ratio in the EU - or even
one or two countries - would help). But before you answer, how current
is the data? (especially the excel spreadsheet)

Thanks again,

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 23 Feb 2006 11:08 PST

Thank you for your clarification. The excel spreadsheet data is from
January 2006. Unfortunatley the only reader numbers I found are from
the U.S.


Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 23 Feb 2006 13:46 PST
Dear Eliahu,

I failed to mention that the  number of blogs for the UK, France &
Germany is from February 2006.  The excel spreadsheet data is from
January 2006.


Clarification of Question by eliahu-ga on 23 Feb 2006 14:30 PST
Hi Bobbie,

Great - that would certainly do. If possible, please include the US
readers numbers (&blogs, if you have it available).

Thanks again,
Subject: Re: Number of blogs in the EU
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 23 Feb 2006 15:27 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello again Eliahu,

The Blog Herald tracks blogs by country and by blog technology provider.

According to their latest Blog Count from February 2006: 

Germany:           300,000

France:            Approximately 4.5 million blogs 

United Kingdom:    Approximately 4 million blogs

Blog Herald

The Blog Herald is the industry leading blog news site. It has grown a
reputation in the 3 years it has been serving the blog community as
the place to go for blog-related news.

Previous numbers

According to an interview with French blogging expert Loic Le Meur in
June 2005, there were about 3 million blogs in France and between
100,00 and 150,000 blogs in Germany


?We?re trying to get an understanding of what's happening with
business blogs in non-English speaking countries. Can you give me an

The broad picture is that France, the UK, Spain and Italy are waking
up very fast. Germany remains very dead. This is surprising because
with 80 million people, it?s Europe?s largest country and usually
pretty advanced in technology. France, I?m amazed to say, leads the EU
in blogging. It?s crazy here. There are three million blogs in

?Total blogs in Germany?consumer, business, public & private is about 100,000?

Interview: Loic Le Meur

According to Technorati, there were an estimated 2.5 million blogs in
the UK.  (Nov 2005)


?Technorati, the website widely recognised as the authority on
weblogs, is currently tracking 19.6 million sites and, in their
October blog count, the Blog Herald say they have recorded over 100
million currently in existence, including 2.5 million in the UK.?


According to Hugo E. Martin on Media, Marketing & Internet 
( ), there are  a total of 12.378.000 blogs in Europe.

Here is the direct link to the Excel Spreadsheet which provides the
total number of blogs in Europe and the number of blogs for each
individual country.

Updated January 2006

Download here:

I wrote to Mr. Hugi Martin and he kindly responded that as far as he
knows there is no research for EU Level for blog readers.

Blog Readers in the United States

?About 20 percent of Americans say they read Web logs, at least
occasionally, but the percentage has remained stagnant for about a
year, a Gallup poll shows.

The Gallup annual Lifestyle survey indicates 9 percent of Internet
users read blogs frequently while 11 percent said they are occasional
readers. However, 66 percent said they never read blogs and 13 percent
said they only rarely read them.?

The survey was conducted on Dec. 5-8 2005.

?Gallup gave the survey a 95 percent confidence rating and said the
error rate was 3 percentage points.?

Feb 10, 2006

ComScore Media Metrix put together a market research report
(co-sponsored with Gawker) on "Behaviors of the Blogosphere", that
looks at how blog readers are interacting with blogs and delves into
who these readers are.

The report was released on August 8, 2005.

Key Findings:

?Nearly 50 million Americans, or about 30 percent of the total U.S.
Internet population, visited blogs in Q1 2005 and that three of the
top six blog hosts, and are Six
Apart properties.?

Six Apart

?Nearly 50 million Internet users read blog sites during the first
quarter of 2005; these readers total about 30 percent of all Internet
users or about one in six people who live in the United States.

These figures about blogs were discovered in a recent study of the
online behaviors of more than 2 million worldwide participants
conducted by comScore, Six Apart, and Gawker Media.?

?About 6% of U.S. adults have created blogs and 16% of them read blogs.?

Pew Internet: 5/2/2005


"A quarter of all Internet users say they read blogs, and 9 percent
say they've created one, according to an update to the "State of
Blogging" report published by Pew Internet & American Life Project in

The original study stated blog readership had risen 58 percent through
the end of last year, though 62 percent of online Americans couldn't
define "blog" at the time of the survey." May 2005

?Ten percent of consumers read blogs once a week or more, said
Forrester Research at the opening of its annual Consumer Forum. That's
double the 5 percent who browsed blogs in 2004.?
JHKL Blog: September 2005

Search criteria:
"Million blogs in the UK
Million blogs in France
?Number of blogs in Germany
Blogs in EU
European blogs
Blog readers OR readership

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,
eliahu-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Great answer - just what I needed. thanks.

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