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WordPress Grows 310% this Year




Second place isn’t so bad with numbers like these. Here are some numbers about blogging and social networking sites according to Nielsen Online. They just released November’s numbers on the top 10 social networking sites. The biggest gainers are Flixster (where you share movie reviews) and LinkedIn, a social network for professionals.


Quick Facts

  • MySpace.com is #1 social networking site in the US, with nearly 57.4 million unique visitors last month.
  • Google’s Blogger rests is #1 for blog site rankings with 33.6 million visitors and 49% more than last year with 33.6 visitors in November.
  • #2 social networking site, Facebook is keeping double digit growth rates compared to last year. The number of visitors is nearly 22.0 million – 89 percent higher compared to MySpace visitors which rose just 7 percent year over year.
  • WordPress, the #2 blogging platform grew 310 percent from last year with 12 million visitors, — up from 2.9 million last year. #3 is Type Pad, which grew — 22 percent from last year with 11.0 million visitors in Nov.

Here’s a chart that shows last month’s comparison of the top blog sites. Blogger is far ahead but WordPress and Thatsfit (a health-oriented blog) are growing very quickly. Judging from this social networking sites are topping out more than blogs. There is positive growth for all but Xanga.

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  • Mary Ann

    Very useful information. Thanks!

    For a business, would you recommend WordPress or Blogger?

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  • http://den-i.com Den

    GO! WordPress GO!
    It’s a love & hate relationship.
    Hate it the first time coz all the codes complexity then fall in love after I slowly understands it.
    We can learn more than just using a blogging platform.
    Support WordPress so next year it will be on top spot and stay there.

  • http://pascal.vanhecke.info Pascal Van Hecke

    The reason for WordPress growth: they have a really nice product that uses Adsense in a very smart way: they only show ads to one-time visitors who land on a page after a Google search.

  • http://www.blendblogs.blogspot.com Blends

    No wonder wordpress growing. I think wordpress the best cms for blog. Long live wordpress!

  • http://BIG-ISLAND-BLOGS.COM Brent

    We use WordPress exclusively and it works great for small businesses, beginners and pros. Amazing platform to use to get your message out.

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  • http://www.affiliatesandinternetmarketers.com jimi redmond

    I had no idea that Facebook has that kind of reach. I am going to join facebook as soon as I finish here, thanks for the tip. jimi

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