When it comes to blogging platform and blogging software, WordPress is definitely the undisputed leader. With the enormous number of ever increasing useful and author friendly features which WordPress adds to itself regularly is just amazing. The WordPress team has published some very interesting statistics regarding the usage of it's WordPress.com blogging platform.
WordPress now claims to host more than 50 Million weblogs worldwide. Well, this is indeed a very huge number. Well, if we are to add the number of websites that are powered by the free WordPress.org blogging platform, then we guess this figure of 50 Million is bound to rise by another 15 - 20 million.
The WordPress.com platform is used by very prominent and high traffic blogs like TechCrunch, TED, CNN, and the National Football League. Apart from this there are some more interesting stats about the usage of the WordPress.com blogging platforms for eg. the number of pageviews every month and the number of posts and comments created each day.
WordPress.com gets, on an average, more than 283 million unique visits and more than 2.5 billion pageviews each month. Here is a related graph that shows the number of pageviews:
Apart from this there are more than 500,000 new posts which are created everyday on WordPress.com and users leave over 400,000 new comments on the various blogs on WordPress.com. The graph below shows the number of posts which WordPress.com users are publishing on a daily basis.
Blogs in WordPress.com are written in more than 120 languages of which English, Spanish, Portuguese and Indonesian happen to be the mostly used languages. English leads the pack which more than 65% of these blogs being written in this language.
via WordPress Stats