WordPress.com Moves Up to #7 Ranked Website for US Traffic

WordPress.com is passing milestones left and right. The site is now the 7th most trafficked website in the United States. This comes a month after WordPress.com slid into the #8 spot, passing Yahoo, Microsoft, Yelp, Pinterest, and Tumblr for a place in the top 10.

Stats courtesy of Quantcast
Stats courtesy of Quantcast

Traffic to WordPress.com is on a steady upwards climb and only stands to increase with the new tools aimed at helping users to expand their audience. Today the site announced an embeddable version of the Follow Button, which allows users to follow each other and stay connected. These buttons can be placed on any website and will further extend the reach of WordPress.com blogs across the web. The folks at about.me have opted to automatically integrate the embeddable Follow Buttons with user profiles.


WordPress.com Connect launched earlier this year, providing a new way for users to authenticate on websites using their WordPress identity. Features like these are beginning to streamline life in the WordPress ecosystem. It’s now much easier for users to keep their blogs at the center of their online presence and integrate them with an increasing number of social networks and services. WordPress.com’s growing traffic is proof that blogging is not dead, not in the slightest.


3 responses to “WordPress.com Moves Up to #7 Ranked Website for US Traffic”

  1. How about a hurrah that It’s ranked No.1 in so many other countries (UK, NZ, Brazil, Oz, etc.,); I guess the rest of the world is kind of irrelevant considering how, like, great the rice beer and spycraft in the ol’ US of A is though 8^)

    • Is WP really #1 in UK, NZ, BR n AU?

      I checked each of these countries, and ‘wordpress’ does not occur in the top 100 entries shown for any of them. There are several Hidden Profile entries in high positions on each list, if WordPress is somehow hidden.

      The payoff for glancing at these other country-rankings, though, is how drastically different they are, from the US list.

  2. A little volatility in the data, maybe?

    I’m intrigued to see Ancestry.com at #61. Genealogy has a rep for being fuddy … but there are more folks entering the genealogy-interest phase of life, all the time. The Baby Boomer generation is now primed for genealogy. Youth-markets aren’t everything…

    It has been recognize for years, that the WordPress code is well-adapted to genealogy activities, the product has the modest learning curve to suit the field … and the only solid reason for not embracing it is most Dev are young, and professionally they want rocket science, instead of retirement pleasures.

    … And, genetics is about to blow this field wide open. Hmm?


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