WordPress Overtakes TypePad

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If this were a car race, TypePad would now be seeing WordPress’s taillights; Automattic’s creation just passed its competitor in terms of traffic.

“WordPress is now the No. 2 most-visited blog host,” notes Dan Frommer, and its sites “drew 11.4 million unique visitors last month, representing 444% year-over-year growth, while TypePad-hosted sites drew 10.6 million uniques, up 20% year-over-year.”

 WordPress Overtakes TypePad

That’s extraordinarily impressive and pretty decent, respectively, and the stats come courtesy of Nielsen//NetRatings, so they’re not too open to criticism.

As for the number one spot in this competition, Blogger remained the far-and-away leader of the bunch, with 34.1 million unique visitors.  Its growth, expressed as a percentage, stayed strong at 58.

It looks like we’ll be staying with this ordering for a while, then – TypePad doesn’t look ready to receive 800,000 extra unique visitors next month, and there’s no way WordPress will gain an additional 22.7 million.  Yet some other movements may take place close to this arena, as rumors swirl about Automattic’s founders and $50 million.

WordPress Overtakes TypePad
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  • http://www.majordojo.com/ Byrne Reese

    These numbers are horribly deceptive. Comscore should never be taken literally as an actual measure of traffic. For example, Comscore does not track any of TypePad domain-mapped blogs, which account for a significant percentage of its traffic. Nor does it account for any of the traffic received by the 3M+ blogs TypePad hosts for Friendster.

    When you include all of these sources, WordPress is still behind TypePad. Not to mention the traffic received by LiveJournal, and Vox (Six Apart’s other hosted blogging products).

    • http://jalansutera.com jalansutera

      Byrne Reese,

      If you will count TypePad domain blogs, so we will count also all blogs powered by WordPress.

      If you count TypePad hosts for Friendster, we will count also blogs powered by WordPress MU.

      I think TypePad is behind WP. Don;t you know that 0.8% of pages crawled by Google is pages powered by WordPress? Can you count how many pages crawled by Google powered by TypePad?

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    Your numbers are interesting, but as one poster pointed out, they should be taken as estimates rather than solid data. I have unfortunately fallen in the trap of assuming they are hard facts when they were actually really really far off the mark.

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    WordPress is better than Typepad in term of SEO. Blogger also good.

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