On the Net, 162M Web Sites and Counting


The folks at Pingdom have come up with a graph that shows the growth in the number of web sites over the years. While it is an interesting graph, I would like to point out that it’s an informal data set. Enjoy!

Pingdom map



How many web sites are dead blogs, me wonder? Its getting easier to create content… me thinks junk is piling up. Think of all the storage involved. I wish there was a byte count to go along with the website count… how many total bytes of web-resources are out there.


That’s a big increase from 2005 to 2007. No wonder, that number would greatly increase much much more as time goes by.

Marcus Smith

My point exactly. Your train station schedule is always changing, right? Well this isn’t considered an online brochure(in the context in which I used it as). When I say online brochure, I’m talking about static websites.

Web 2.0 deals with dynamic content that keep the viewers online feeling updated and refreshed. That’s why you keep coming back to GigaOM


I love online brochures. My train schedule is constantly changing and it is great to be able to go online and download the latest version. Paper copies are okay, too, but you often have to go to a few particular places to pick ones up or write to the company to mail you one.

Marcus Smith

I paradigm will shift once web 2.0 becomes a standard. I believe companies will have to admit that there are more ways to communicate through your website.

People love face to face contact, but the online customer today hates the online brochure


Amazing growth the last 10 years, can’t imagine the future, it will be equal to 1 website per person or more.

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