WordPress.com and the Millions

December 5, 2007

The WordPress.com front page gives the number of blogs hosted at the site. It’s approaching two million. But how many of them are active?

There are over half a million active blogs at WordPress.com, according to Matt’s November wrap-up. But what does “active” mean? It means at least one human pageview.

I’m (even) more impressed with the half-million than with the two million. I’ll look forward to the annual wrap-up: 2007 has been a big year for WordPress.com and for Automattic.

4 Responses to “WordPress.com and the Millions”

  1. timethief Says:

    Thanks for writing this. I too question the validity of the definition of “active” (one page view) when it comes to counting wordpress.com blogs.

  2. Andrew Says:

    I agree that one page view seems like a rather lenient definition of “active blog.” On the other hand, it’s probably as good a definition as there is. And I say “Good for Matt” for putting the definition right there next to the number of active blogs.

  3. Lloyd Budd Says:

    “active” is pretty nebulous, a human page view seems like as good a definition as any.

    Anyone is welcome to review http://wordpress.com/stats/ and suggest other interpretations ;-)


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