WordPress Makes Up 0.8 Percent Of The Net

In the grand scheme of things, Mullenweg said he wants the future of the Web to be open source; and he hopes to get more people using open-source platforms to write their blogs, even if it’s not WordPress. But he’s obviously driven competitively, too. (His blog ranks No. 1 on Google because of all the links back to his site from WordPress.) He recently saw a survey from Google, in which the search giant examined all of the http headers of Web. He found that .8 percent of those pages were powered by WordPress. “That’s how far we’ve come, but we have a lot of work to do,” he said.

WordPress founder looks into blogging\’s future | Tech news blog – CNET News.com

Isn’t that amazing? If you compute the numbers, this means that one out of every 125 pages on the web is powered by WordPress. That is a VERY general observation and there is no break down of metrics that state which ones are using WP for a front end, versus which sites are using WordPress as a full fledged blogging solution. Still, this particular stat is amazing and gives credence to the fact that WordPress is on top of their game right now!

Happy Birthday WordPress.com

Wordpress.com LogoCan you believe that WordPress has only been around for two years? It’s true. Back on August 20th, 2005 the first blog on WordPress.com was created, that being Matt’s blog. I didn’t know this but, invitations for the WordPress.com beta were sold on ebay for as much as $90.00 Check out these insane stats that Matt published concerning what has been accomplished over the past year:

  • Created 50,334 blogs
  • Added 269,035 static pages
  • Tagged 715,905 tags on posts
  • Gotten 920,363 comments
  • Written 678,842 posts
  • Had 96,095,493 pageviews!

Wow, that’s what I call user generated! I’ve only used the stand alone WordPress CMS for a few months now, but it’s been the best damn CMS I have ever used. It’s been a pleasure to work with and it’s one of the only systems I’ve used where everything seems simple. So I’d like to take this oppurtunity to thank Matt and his crew for this awesome piece of software, and to wish everyone involved with WordPress a Happy 2nd Birthday.

Also, if WordPress.com is indeed getting the same amount of traffic as Facebook.com chances are, WP.com will see birthdays 3, 4, and 5!