Netcraft has announced that web sites passed significant milestone during last month: 100 million web sites!
100 million? That’s few. Surely there can’t be only 100 million web sites out there!
Hold on a minute, let’s take a closer look at what Netcraft considers a web site:
“There are now 100 million Web sites with domain names and content on them,” said Netcraft’s Rich Miller.
Yeah, that we all can agree. What it means that any domain name without content in it doesn’t count as a web site. That includes registrar parking pages, Google ad farms, and the like.
What interesting to me is the raising curve of new web sites during the past three years,
There were just 18,000 Web sites when Netcraft, based in Bath, England, began keeping track in August of 1995. It took until May of 2004 to reach the 50 million milestone; then only 30 more months to hit 100 million, late in the month of October 2006.
That could only mean one thing, it’s much easier to create a Web site nowadays. And blog is one of the web app which responsible for that.