In Netcraft’s December 2007 survey they received responses from 155,230,051 sites. This was an increase of 5.4 million sites since November, continuing the very strong growth seen during this year. Netcraft point out the web has grown by nearly 50 million sites since December 2006.
This once again breaks the record for growth of the web in one year. The previous highest growth was 30 million sites in 2006. The growth is also impressive in percentage terms, with the web growing by 48% since last December — although this remains far less than the runaway growth of 160% seen back in 2000.
Traditionally hosted websites continue to grow strongly, however the most dramatic increase in the number of websites comes from blogging sites, with the three largest – MySpace, Live Spaces and Blogger – accounting for around 25 million sites in the survey.
Netcraft’s report also includes graphs and tables including Total Sites Across All Domains August 1995 – December 2007 and Market Share for Top Servers Across All Domains August 1995 – December 2007. To see their report, please click here.