US market research firm Comscore has ranked Google’s Blogger as the leading blog service in the United States in terms of traffic.
The research, presented at a WOMMA event July 13, analysing at the surfing habits of 2 million people found that the Blogspot.com domain, the free hosting domain of Blogger, received approx 19 million unique visitors, although the time frame for this figure was not made clear (was it per day, week or month for example).
Following Blogger was SixApart’s Live Journal and TypePad with 9.5 million and 7 million, and Xanga.com just under 7 million. Interestingly despite their phenomenal growth, MSN Spaces only managed to scrape over 2 million unique visitors, slightly ahead of blogdrive.com
The figures presented also look a repeat visitors, which saw blogging services preferred by younger users, such and Xanga and Live Journal, obtaining much higher visit by visitors figures than other services.
(via Steve Rubel)