Big surprise? Not to me :)
According to Royal Pingdom, WordPress is up to 49% marketshare. That 49% is 9% WordPress.com (hosted) and 40% WordPress self-hosted.
What is a surprise to me, is that the runner up beneath that 49% is 14% being a custom CMS. Then of course, we have the other blogging platforms like Movable Type, Drupal, Gawker (another custom CMS), BlogSmith (powers the AOL blogs), TypePad (hosted Movable Type), Scoop, and wow, Blogger is that low on the list.
They discuss some very interesting points about 2009 to 2012.
Comparing 2009 to 2012
Now, lets look at some of the important findings of our 2012 study, especially the changes since 2009:
- In total, WordPress has increased from 32 to 49 out of the top 100 blogs.
- Hosted WordPress sites has increased from 5 to 9, while self-hosted solutions increased from 27 to 40.
- TypePad has decreased dramatically, from 16 to only 2.
- Movable Type lost quite a bit, dropping 5 sites.
- Drupal gained 2 sites.
- Out of the publisher-specific platforms, Gawker has decreased by 3 sites, and BlogSmith by 10 sites.
- Tumblr makes an entrance on the top 100 with 1 site.
- Google’s Blogger is holding fairly steady, dropping 1 site down to 2.
- Daily Kos is still the only site in the top 100 that runs Scoop.
- Expression Engine and Bricolage drop out of the top 100.
- The 8 sites marked as “N/a” we just didn’t manage to get any information about.
- It’s very likely that a big chunk of the “N/a” sites are in fact custom, and if we add the two categories together, that’s 22% of the top 100 list.
Looking at the top 20 sites on the Royal Pingdom list, 10 out of 20 sites are running either WordPress hosted (wp.com) or self-hosted. That’s pretty amazing to me.
via Royal Pingdom