Ignite Spot took a detailed look at the blogging universe and detailed some pretty interesting stats.
From the number of bloggers each month to the fact that the majority of bloggers are women. I was on a Hubspot webinar recently where Dan Zarella had Chris Pirilo from Locker Gnome on, Chris said he felt blogging was done. Looking at the stats here that does not seem to be the case.
The monthly income numbers look pretty big at least at the top. Perez Hilton making $450,000 a month, Mashable at $560,000 a month.
Here is an illustrated look at the early days of Online Advertising. One thing not mentioned in the infographic that I found interesting in other research was that Google initially wanted to do a deal with Bill Gross but could not come to terms on a deal. They went ahead with Adwords and Gross went after them and they settled out of court.
The story begins in 1996 with an 18-year-old college dropout named Scott Banister, who came up with a simple but elegant concept that turned out to be one of the best business ideas in history.
This is the true story of the search business model — a concept that
John Battelle and other search historians have erroneously attributed to
for Goto.com. Although Gross deserves the lion’s share of credit for
recognizing a good idea and more importantly for implementing it, the
credit for developing the idea itself belongs elsewhere. But first,
let’s recall the world of search in the late ‘90s.
What does the average consumer understand about Google's algorithm? What
are the most revealing consumer attitudes to Google's search results?
How does the public behave when presented with a page of organic search
results and ads?
The folks at SearchMetrics have released their SEO ranking factors for
2013. This is their ranking correlation study they worked on for the
past 3-months, right after the second-generation Penguin update was
pushed out by Google.
When you look at Internet usage some interesting things stand out. The most interesting point to me deals with mobile usage. There are more people with mobile subscriptions than there are people with access to electricity and clean drinking water.
I was looking at an infographic and thought it was interesting that they listed .com as a technology term that "simply does not cut it anymore". The piece was about terms that are getting old and outdated.
The blurb about .com was that it faces new challenges every year. Not sure if that is not a bit of hyperbole, as no one is close to taking the throne. The graphic says expect to see .nyc,.shop and .sport in the future.
So here is the infographic produced by Lebara Mobile.
This is a really good look at how far the Internet has come,from October of 1969,when four leading U.S. universities—University of
California Los Angeles (UCLA), Stanford Research Institute (SRI),
University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), and the University of
Utah—activated a project known as the Advanced Research Projects Agency
Network (ARPANET), creating the first successful network
of computers in a time when computers barely interacted with their
users, let alone one another. This historic connection provided the
basis for the Internet as we know it today.
WhoIsHostingThis.com put together this infographic and they did a really nice job.