European Blogosphere Stats (Campus Party Europe Presentation)

Last April I participated in the coordination of the Bloggers area of the Campus Party Europe in Madrid. This was possible thanks to Jonan Basterra and Marcos Morales the masterminds behind Pixel y Dixel.

Beyond the great experience of spending a few days in a super-geeky event, I also had the opportunity to prepare with Jonan this study about the perception of the European Blogosphere based on the responses given by European bloggers invited to Campus Party Europe. This is not a scientific work, it is fully subjective but still bears a lot of interesting information that prompted a very interesting debate with my copresenter Ben Hammersley and with the audience.

The presentation starts by giving some numbers to make it easier to understand and manage the magnitudes of the numbers we talk about. It then dives into the responses given to the survey, which for me raises a lot of questions, and that really helped to spark the debate.

The presentation was broadcasted live by the event organizers, but I have not been able to find that video. Luckily, the people of Puntotic recorded the conference on their own and shared it with the world.


The European Blogosphere – Presentation Transcript


  1. The European Blogosphere??

    Campus Party Europe 2010

    Monday, May 17 2010

  2. Europe

    ??? 501.259.840 people
    ??? 27 countries
    ??? 23 of???cial languages

  3. Europe

    ??? 501.259.840 people
    ??? 27 countries
    ??? 23 of???cial languages

    ??? 306.050.595 people
    ??? 1 country
    ??? 1 national language

  4. Europe

    ??? 501.259.840 people
    ??? 27 countries
    ??? 23 of???cial languages

    ??? 450.000.000
    native speakers

  5. Blogs in Europe

    ??? 15-20 million blogs*

    * Estimate??

  6. Blogs in Europe

    ??? 15-20 million blogs
    More active countries

    ??? France
    ??? United Kingdom
    ??? Poland
    ??? Spain
    ??? Finland

  7. The blogosphere??debate

    ??? Nicole Simon, Cruel to Be Kind. Interview by Jean-Yves Huwart for GlobeCorp


  8. TOP European??blogs??

    6 Political, 4 Tech

    3 English, 3 Spanish, 2 German, 1 Italian & 1 French

  9. Top 50 European blogs (Alianzo)
  10. Iain Dale’s Diary
  12. L’espresso blog

  13. #cpartyeu Survey??

  14. Subject of the European blogs

    others 7%

    Gossip&Celebrities ??17%


    Technology 49%??

  15. Age of European blogs

    < 1 year ??6%

    > 1 year 6%

    > 4 years 34%

    > 2 years 27%

    > 3 years 26%

  16. Professional Bloggers:??Are there bloggers in??your country that make a??living blogging?

    I???m Not sure 18%

    NO 13%


  17. Are there blog networks in your country?

    I don???t know????32%


    NO 13%??

  18. Are blogs anonymous or signed by authors with their real name?

    anonymous (alias) ??32%

    real name??68%

    lunes 17 de mayo de 2010

  19. Gender division:??Women in the blogosphere???

    women ??30%

    men 70%

  20. Evolution of blogs in??Europe:??Blogging is???

    Booming 40%??

    Stable 52%

    Deteriorating 8%

  21. Blog domains:??Do European blogs have their own domain???



  22. Platform: Which blog???s CMS is??most used in Europe?

    Blogger 16%

    Others 6%??


  23. Traditional Media:??Do Newspapers, TV,??radio, etc. in your??country have blogs?

    Very few do??15%

    None do 2%

    Most do 37%

    Some do??46%

  24. Blogger Meetings???Are there blogger??meetings or blogger??events often in your??country?

    NO 25%??


  25. Bloggers in social media > bloggers also??use:






  26. Evolution of blogs in Europe

    ??? Downward trend 2009
    ??? Upward trend early 2010

    ??? Social Networks??

  27. Evolution of blogs in Europe

    ??? Page views no longer relevant: impact of social networks.

    ??? Networked in???uence

  28. Thank You! ??Muchas gracias!
    Survey & Work made

    Jonan Basterra @Pixel_Jonan

    Ram??n Su??rez @ramonsuarez

2 responses

  1. Interesante. Est?? claro que el perfil del encuestado es un bloguero de pura cepa (70% hombres, 79% de usuarios de WordPress, etc). ??C??mo se obtuvo el top de blogs europeos?

  2. Utilizamos el top 50 de Alianzo para tener una referencia sobre la que trabajar y plantear preguntas.

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