Bench Marks for Personal for-Audience Blog
1000 page views a month - You are an upcoming blogger. You have to potential to grow your readership further.
10,000 page views per month - You are now a steady blogger.
45,000 page views per month - You are a popular blogger.
Benchmarks for Business Blogs
Small business 1000 to 2000 visitors per month
Medium Business: 10,000 to 20,000 per month
Large Business: 50,000 to 100,000 per month
1000 page views per month per Blog - Is it above Average?
Yes. See the data below.
from Top 1000 sites data from Double click planner
Data of July 2011
Unique visitors: 340 million
Page views: 4.9 billion
If you assume 50 million blogs exist on Blogspot : 98 page views per blog/month is the average
If assumption is 40 million blogs: 122.5 pv per blog/month is the average
If assumption is 30 million blogs: 163.3 pv per blog/month is the average.
So 1000 pv per month certainly is a good number for classifying a blog as an above average blog.
How many blogs are there on Blogger. No official figure.
For comparison, Tumblr claims 39,192,106 blogs on 1.1.2012
Wordpress also claim around 35 million+ blogs hosted on Wordpress.com
As we observed that Blogger has 4.9 billion page views, we may estimate that entire blogosphere has 10 billion page view. We can stretch it to 15 billion page views per month.
But what will happen if one million blogs target 50,000 page views per month. This will give 50 billion page views the top million blogs alone. So blogosphere has a lot more to achieve in increasing its readership.
Has Blogging Reached Its Peak? No, There is lot of Headroom Still.