Blogpulse.com beat us to the 10 million mark a few days ago, but we finally crossed it ourselves at PubSub.com yesterday. As of this moment, we're monitoring 10,029,037 feeds of which we consider 5,418,993 to be "active." (I sure wish other services would break their numbers out to show "active" vs. "total" so that we can see how well we're doing...)
According to Mike Barnako, Technorati will be over the 10 million mark sometime this weekend. At this moment, they are only reporting 9,940,423 weblogs watched, however, that is close enough to 10 millon that they probably will make it soon.
If you look on our "LinkCounts" page, you'll be able to get a much more detailed breakdown of what we see in the stream of blog updates. Yesterday's summary numbers were:
- 295,966 sites created 919,384 new blog entries
- 1,346,557 outlinks were created to 167,907 other sites
- 106,478 sites (36% of those with new entries) created outlinks.
- 7,758 sites (3% of those with new entries) had both inlinks and outlinks.
- 309,338 syndication feeds had new entries.
- 5% of the 5,418,993 recently active feeds monitored by PubSub had new entries.
- 3% of the 10,029,037 feeds monitored by PubSub had new entries.
We were just a little bit slower in getting to the 10 million mark than we expected... We'd expected to reach that number in the final days of April (two weeks ago) but clearly, our estimation procedures weren't as good as they should be. Thus, if you see PubSub folk wearing T-Shirts that say "April 10,000,000"... Please forgive us for jumping the gun by two weeks. The problem is that we needed to order the shirts in advance... In the future, we'll be more conservative in making our estimates!
Also, in the future, we expect to welcome more folk into the "over 10 million" club since the FeedMesh is making it very easy for many of the smaller players to catch up and get into the full stream of blog updates. My hope is that we'll soon stop worrying about "Who has more feeds?" and just accept that we're all working with the same data and competing on the services we provide -- not the number of feeds we read.