With 60 Million Websites, WordPress Rules The Web. So Where’s The Money?

Today WordPress powers one of every 6 websites on the Internet, nearly 60 million in all, with 100,000 more popping up each day. Those run through its cloud-hosted service, which lets anybody create a free website online, attract 330 million visitors who view 3.4 billion pages every month.

WordPress is still in its user acquisition phase.  Like Tumblr, it’s in no rush to monetize users.  Only 1% of the 60 millions users actually pay.  

I love the WordPress dashboard and the fact that it optimizes better for Google’s search engine.  However, as I mentioned, since switching to the Tumblr platform my content gets more pageviews and is more discoverable since the Tumblr community is more social.  Wordpress is still a traditional blogging platform in that sense. 

WordPress is a robust platform for individual bloggers and big publishers.  As someone reminded me in the cab back from SXSW last year, 

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.