Earlier in the week we reported on the figures Technorati had published about the size of the blogosphere. Technorati is now tracking 14.2m blogs but, my guess is, they still...

Earlier in the week we reported on the figures Technorati had published about the size of the blogosphere. Technorati is now tracking 14.2m blogs but, my guess is, they still seem to be tracking a lot of spamblogs within that figure.

Here's a very unscientific way of working out the percent of spamblogs listed in Technorati: we did a T-search for ‘cars‘ this morning and 14 out of the 20 results on the first page were spam or dud blogs. That's 70%!Try it yourself – it doesn't have to be cars: try any popular hobby / magazine genre and see what gets listed. Even try a consumer product type.

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