Following the exciting news a couple of days ago that WordPress is ranked a stunning number 8 in the US for internet traffic, comes this equally stunning statistic from WPMU.
The good people at WPMU have reported in a recent article that WordPress is now close to powering a fifth of the world’s websites.
In their Content Management Systems Survey, W3Tech report that WordPress is used by 19.9% of all websites, up from 17.4% at the start of the year, spelling out a huge leap of 2.5% in the last nine months.
WordPress is streaks of ahead of its competitors with the survey showing Joomla to be used by just 3.3%, Drupal 2% and just 1.2% of all websites use Blogger. WordPress clearly has a firm hold on its top spot as the world’s most popular CMS.
Another promising statistic is that WordPress’s monthly visits have increased by 45% in the past year and has just outranked Yahoo and Yelp as the 8th most visited website in the US according to the latest Quantcast Top Sites ranking. Over the past year, our beloved CMS has upped its ranking by 12 places. With almost 73 million hits a month, WordPress outranked Yahoo, which is on just under 70 million and Yelp, who are on just over 66 million.
Google, of course, wins out with 195 million monthly visits, then YouTube, then Facebook. Quantcast’s figures are made on the number of people in the US who visit each site within a month.