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.
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.