22 percent of new active domains in the US are running WordPress.
WordPress announced some impressive growth stats recently at their conference in San Francisco. WordPress now powers 14.7% of the top million sites in the world, up from 8.5% previosuly. They also say 22 out of a 100 new domains activated in the US are using WordPress. These stats are for both WordPress.org and WordPress.com sites.
For the founder Matt Mullenweg’s ‘State of the Word’ address at last weeks WordCamp San Francisco, go here. The worlds most popular CMS giant passed the 50 million mark last month. At that time they revealed that WordPress powered sites see 2.5 billion page views each month.
WordPress also released findings from a user and developer survey they conducted. Mullenweg says that 6,800 self-employed respondents were responsible for over 170,000 sites personally, and charged a median hourly rate of $50. If you want to get your hands on the anonymized data and make some further sense of it, go here.
We too like WP quite a bit, not just for the ease of use it gives you but also for the open source-ness of it all.