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The impacts of covid-19 on blogs in 2020


The impact and effects of covid -19 on blogs in 2020

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Corona virus also know as covid 19 has great effects on blogs in 2020. As the covid 19 outbreak has worsened, so as it has great effects on blogs and its terms.
I don't thinks its too soon to say that the covid 19 global pandemic will likely be one of the defining events of 2020, and that it will have implications that last well into the decade.
Covid 19 started in Wuhan,Hubei, China in December 2019. World Health Organization (WHO) declared it has Public Health Emergency International Concern(PHEIC) on 30 January, 2020 and as a pandemic on 11 March, 2020. The most recent common ancestor of all corona viruses is estimated to have existed as recently as 8000BCE.

As more cities are going under lockdown, nonessential businesses are being ordered to close and customers are generally avoiding public places.

Now let's look at statistics of blog in the previous years.

Blogging statistics before 2020

  1. 70 million post being published each months by WordPress users.
  2. 500 million blogs exist in 2019
  3. Blogging grown by 12% since 2015
  4. There are 217,007 and 134,343 total views in 2017 and 2016 respectively.
  5. There are 784 and 619 blog followers in 2017 and 2016 respectively
  6. There are over 75 million blogs on WordPress in 2017
  7. There are 250 million blogs published on the web in 2015
  8. On average, Google get over 100 billion searches a month in 2017
  9. 77.8 million new blog posts are published each month on WordPress alone with about 54 new comments
  10. In 2018, 68% of bloggers relied on SEO for traffic and 61% relied on email marketing
  11. And in 2014, 50% and 37%

Blogging Statistics For 2020

  1. WordPress has 78 million new posts every months
  2. Active bloggers in the United state is forecast to hit 31.7 million in 2020 (optinmonster)
  3. There are over 600 million active blogs worldwide in 2020 (growth badger)
  4. 53% of bloggers are 21 to 35 years old
  5. Roughly 32 million people in the United stats(USA) are bloggers, increases by 10 million since 2014
  6. 86% of B2B companies blogs
  7. 46% of markers outsource content creation
  8. Video increases organic search traffic by 157%
  9. 43% of blog reader admit to skimming blog post.(encourage conclusion in your blog post)
  10. 409 million people view more than 20 million pages
  11. Average blog post takes 3.5 hours to write
  12. 66% of bloggers today are publishing often, rather than a few times per/month back in 2014
  13. Tumble has more than 440 million blogs on it platform
  14. At the moment, there are more than 2.2 million web pages
  15. There are 600 million blogs in 2020 out of 1.7 billion websites
  16. 77% of internet user read blogs
  17. Internet user in USA spend 3x more time on blog than they do on emails
NOTE : Google's blogger platform usage numbers aren't disclosed.

The Effects of Covid -19 in 2020

Now that you have skimmed through the statistics above and understand how blogging goes. I think you can see blog increases year by years. Although, Covid-19 has great effects on blog in 2020 because as the Covid-19 outbreak has worsened, so as world blog and bloggers increases. The statistics has proven that before the pandemic, blog increases and when the pandemic comes blog increases but covid-19 multiple the increase in some aspect and it also substrate the increase in some aspect. That will lead us to pros and cons of Covid-19 on blogs.

Advantages and Disadvantages of covid -19 on blog in 2020

PROS
Covid-19 outbreak leads most youth in blogging since lockdown is out. That also leads to increase in publishing blog post.
Also, internet user that read blog post increases to 77%. 

38% of bloggers have more time to write post and long content that takes more than 6+hrs to write gain strong results in SEO. And 30% of bloggers do in the previous years.

Subscription service to Digital streaming like Amazon, Netflix Disney etc increases.

CONS
As more cities are going under lockdown, nonessential businesses are being ordered to close, even some will run down financially. Now take for instance, companies that are ordered to close due to lockdown, will they have access to blog not to talk of updating their customers with latest news. 

Conclusion

We are, all of us, currently living in flux in 2020. 
I studied from the past years, keep showing improvement and growth throughout the blogosphere. This show that more companies, marketers and individual are investing in blogging. Despite claims that no one want to read long-form content, or that all content will be delivered through video, the fact is blogging is still an extremely viable and effective medium for creating content and building an online business.

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Temmy said…
As the covid 19 worsened, the corona virus pandemic continue to take its toll on Africa continent and her businesses

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