As in the last three years, I started my scripts at the beginning of the year to collect the number of blog posts produced by the vCommunity in 2017.
Unfortunately, I had to count many blog posts in the old-fashioned, manual way this year, because of some difficulties with WordPress themes.
Therefore, and due to the fact that about 60 new blogs were added to the database, it was a very time consuming task.
But to be honest, most of the time I enjoyed it to scroll through the content of hundreds of websites. I stumbled upon some really interesting articles and started them reading immediately.
On the other hand, two blogs tried to install a bitcoin miner trojan on my client while another blog was selling shoes instead of providing the expected content 🙂
What I sadly noticed in comparison to the last years was an overall decrease in the number of posts. And, even worse, many abandoned blogs…
Let’s take a look at some numbers:
|total number of blogs||300||425||408||564|
|total number of blog posts||10834||12986||14070||14021|
|number of blogs published >51 posts (=1+ posts/week)||57||62||61||55|
|number of blogs published >100 posts||28||25||20||23|
|number of blogs published >200 posts||6||6||6||4|
|number of blogs published >300 posts||4||1||3||2|
|blogs no longer available or no posts||N/A||43||87||141|
Who are the people behind the vBlogs?
The bloggers listed in the vBlog database come from 39 different countries from all over the world. Most of them are situated in the US (197), followed by United Kingdom (65) and the Netherlands (39). You can find out more about the origin of the vBloggers in the following map:
Another value in the vBlog Database that may be of interest to you is the “Alexa Global Ranking” per January 2017 and January 2018.
Alexa traffic ranks are based on two sets of data: the total number of unique visitors as well as page views. The site with the highest combination of this two values is ranked #1. If you want to learn more about Alexa ranking read on here: How are Alexa’s traffic rankings determined?
Virtualization Blogs 2017 by the numbers – now available in the vBlog Database:
If you want to know dedicated numbers of 2017 or the three years before, take a look at the vBlog Database:
A final word:
Good blogs are based on the elements quality, frequency, length, and longevity.
So the numbers above tell us nothing about the quality of all the posts published by the vCommunity in 2017. But I see them as an indicator that the vCommunity is still prospering and providing valuable content to share the knowledge.
Unbelievable, but true: when counting the posts of hundreds of websites a mistake can happen. If you feel that something is wrong just let me know and I will correct it (you can leave a comment or write me on Twitter: @lessi001)