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July 31, 2008

wordpress.com & typepad.com

Filed under: social — Hailin @ 4:34 pm

According to alexa, the current traffic rank for wordpress.com is 26th, based on a combined measure of page views and users. Everyday, wordpress.com reaches 3% of global Internet users.

Some interesting alexa statistics on wordpress.com and typepad.com for the past year.

If you are considering a blogging or CMS platform, choose the winner – WordPress.

9 Comments »

  1. It’s also interesting to note that Typepad was launched before WordPress.org even existed, much less .com.

    Comment by Matt — July 31, 2008 @ 8:36 pm

  2. As a previous Typepad user and now WordPress convert I am pleasantly surprised by WordPress’ functionality. There are still a few thing sthat TypePad does better, but overall, WordPress is the better tool.
    As interesting as the Alexa numbers may be, let me remind you Hailin that there is a considerable larger number of splogs on wordpress.com compared to typepad.com (anything free attracts these kinds of blogs), so the number of real blogs on wordpress.com is probably less than the graphs indicate.
    And if you compare Alexa for wordpress.org with movabletype.org, there should be reason for Matt to be slightly concerned over the recent drop. Is the market saturated?
    That said, I AM enjoying my stay at wordpress.com.

    Comment by wpvstp — August 1, 2008 @ 1:06 am

  3. The comparisons on your blog tpvswp.wordpress.com are pretty good.

    One key strength of WordPress is it’s openness – the spirit is open, the code is open, and we are open to listen to invaluable feedbacks. In fact, being open source, every user is part of the project.

    Comment by Hailin — August 1, 2008 @ 8:22 am

  4. Granted, many TypePad bloggers are using domain mapping so their statistics will not show in the Alexa rankings. Six Apart has been a consistent champion of open source with our recent release of TypePad Antispam and the open sourcing of Movable Type. We have contributed greatly to advancing the overall infrastructure of the blogosphere with technologies like OpenID.

    Comment by Andy Wibbels — August 1, 2008 @ 1:50 pm

  5. Andy Wibbels, just as many people using domain mapping on WordPress.com, maybe even more because it’s cheaper.

    wpvstp, WordPress.com is actually pretty splog-free, and if you see one and report it we delete it within hours, sometimes minutes. That’s one of the reasons our pages rank so well in Google, because we keep the domain clean. Check out this link:

    http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2007/04/09/why-wordpresscom-is-virtually-spam-free/

    Comment by Matt — August 1, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

  6. Matt, I know you do your best to keep WordPress splog-free. I do my share of reporting whenever I see a splog and it doesn’t take long before it’s gone. Kudos to you for that! And one of the many reasons why I have started to really like WordPress.

    Comment by wpvstp — August 3, 2008 @ 12:38 am

  7. […] it really true? I commented on Hailin’s blog the other day, who had a short post on wordpress.com and typepad.com, where I mentioned that wordpress.com wasn’t exactly spam free. Despite the no-spam-policy […]

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  8. […] it really true? I commented on Hailin’s blog the other day, who had a short post on wordpress.com and typepad.com, where I mentioned that wordpress.com wasn’t exactly spam free. Despite the no-spam-policy […]

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  9. Nice post as for me. It would be great to read more concerning this matter.

    Comment by StephanJade — October 21, 2009 @ 3:56 pm


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