Blogs fuel internet growth

Netcraft have posted their November 2006 Web Server Survey and there are a couple of interesting findings.

The main one is that the number of websites has exceeded 100m for the first time ever.

In the November 2006 survey we received responses from 101,435,253 sites, up from 97.9 million sites last month.

Of those 100m sites 27.4m were added this year alone! In fact, according to Netcraft, the Internet has doubled in size since May 2004, when it reached 50m sites.

Netcraft credits blogs with helping this growth:

Blogs and small business web sites have driven the explosive growth this year, with huge increases at free blogging services at Google and Microsoft.