It has been 13 years since Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little released their brainchild – WordPress. Until now, it has risen to superstardom in the blogosphere, so amazing development speed in just a short time. A lot of people, including WordPress users, are confident that they understand thoroughly what WordPress really is. But wait! I am sure that there are some interesting and surprising data about WordPress you may not know. So, in this article, I will list 14 facts about WordPress usage, I hope you enjoy and find it interesting!
1. WordPress is used to manage over 48% of Technorati’s Top 100 Blogs
Among the enormous amount of alternative content manage systems available in the market, WordPress still appears as the star, which can prove the WordPress popularity. It is so suitable for any users who desire a platform that is easy-to-use and can deal with huge amounts of data. If you still feel confused about whether you should you WordPress or not, let’s look at the typical example of the giant such as The New York Times, CNN, Mashable, and eBay, their blogs are all built by WordPress.
2. WordPress dominates 74.6 million sites
You may believe or not but that is the truth. The specific number is 74,652,825. Half of this amount (about 34 million) is hosted on the free WordPress.com. In terms of self-hosted sites, WordPress makes up roughly 18.9% of all websites.
3. WordPress-Related Keywords Score 37 Million Searches/ month
If we just only count keyword WORDPRESS, there will be over 450,000 exact match searches every month. If we count other related keywords such as WordPress help or WordPress plugins, the results returned will far higher. It may reach the number of 37 million searches/ month. And if this amount remains for this year, at the end of 2016, WordPress will get 555 million searches, equals to more than half of the USA population.
4. 40 Translations of WordPress
While the actual number isn’t half so mind-boggling as the others you’ve just read, it is no less significant. In case, English is not your mother language, you speak Croatian, Dutch, Estonian or French, WordPress will support you, you are in luck.
If you check the list of 40 languages integrated into WordPress and cannot find your language, don’t worry, because WordPress is updated new language continuously.
5. WordPress is the choice of 22% of New U.S. Registered Domains
For every 100 new U.S, Registered domains, there will be 22 domains run on WordPress. So, let’s make a calculation that all over the world, each day, there are at least 120,000 domains are registered, so can you imagine the impressive numbered of domains run in WordPress? Therefore, the “18.9%-of-all-website” figure is increasing all the time.
5. WordPress.com can attract more Unique Visitors Than Amazon (Us)
According to the data of reputation research company, there are 126 million unique visitors on WordPress.com per month, this figure is far much higher than the number of 96 million ones on Amazon.
To be continued …