Fastest-growing blogs: MSN Spaces, Fark, Blogger, Xanga

Nielsen//NetRatings, using its Web audience data on US home and work Web users, created a list of top 10 growing blogs and blog networks. Between January 2005 and July 2005, MSN Spaces, Fark.com, Blogger.com and Xanga.com experienced the highest audience growth. The top 50 blogging and blog-related sites grew 31% to 29.3 mln unique visitors during July 2005 as compared to the beginning of this year, comprising nearly 20% of active Internet users.

Fastest growing blogs and blog networks

  Unique audience, 000  
Blog / Network January 2005 July 2005 Growth
MSN Spaces 311 3,257 947%
fark.com 488 795 63%
Blogger 8,684 12,599 45%
Xanga.com 4,810 6,862 43%
Daily Kos 348 476 37%
The Smoking Gun 1,706 2,243 31%
Gawker 411 531 29%
TypePad 3,557 4,555 28%
engadget 630 787 25%
Boing Boing 506 605 20%

Source: Nielsen//NetRatings