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Posts Tagged ‘wordpress.com’

We’re moving! Sort of…

In Wordpress on December 4, 2008 at 12:09 pm

We set up LiverpoolWebDesigner.com on the WordPress.com service in part because we were curious about what the traffic effects of being on WordPress.com could lead to.

But you know, there comes a time when you want to play with the extra features that a self-hosted WordPress site can give you over the hosted options.  We want to use some of our own themes, instead of the limited selection here and although our themes are lined up to become available at WordPress.com, it’s taking time.  A loooong time.  And some of our cleverer stuff isn’t even suitable for here.

So on that note… within the next week or so, the moment you find this post has disappeared and been replaced by a We’ve Moved post, you’ll know that we’ve gone to our new home on our own server.  Join us and help us warm the place up!

Some Interesting Stats on WordPress and WordPress.com

In google on January 21, 2008 at 9:03 pm

I was doing a little thinking about WordPress and its rival CMS systems. And then I thought… it’s not hard to find comparisons if you know where to look. Sadly it’s hard to find hard numbers – people hold this data dearly.

Still – I had a play with Alexa and Google and the stats were interesting to see. WordPress.com has practically exploded. If Alexa’s 2% reach is correct then that makes WordPress.com and all its blogs into one of the most potent internet nodes.

Looking for traffic to WordPress.org and its rivals (I’ve put in Joomla, Plone and Drupal) is also illuminating. I recommend a good play around with the charts. Also look at different regions if you’re working with Google.

Google’s CMS traffic

Alexa’s CMS traffic

I find these stats sites great fun. You can also see the effects of certain events. For example, searches for the word Botfly shot up and into existance last year – and these correlated with spikes in traffic to my story of my own experience of the little blighters. The reason was a TV show.

You can also get a taste for the desires of certain countries… French Kissing, it seems, generates huge interest in Pakistan. They also like English Girls.