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WordPress’ Share Of The World’s Top Blogs Increases

The majority of the world’s top 100 blogs are using WordPress, according to a new report from Pingdom, and the content management system’s share of these blogs is on the rise. According to...
WordPress’ Share Of The World’s Top Blogs Increases
Written by Chris Crum
  • The majority of the world’s top 100 blogs are using WordPress, according to a new report from Pingdom, and the content management system’s share of these blogs is on the rise.

    According to the firm, 52% of these blogs are using WordPress, up from 48% a year ago.

    To come up with the top blogs, Pingdom looked to Technorati, which is famous for its annual State of the Blogosphere report, which has transformed into the “Digital Influence Report“. It’s worth noting that Pingdom was only able to identify the platform in use by 94 out of 100 sites.

    WordPress

    As you can see, the next largest piece of the pie comes from custom systems, followed by Drupal, N/A, Gawker, BlogSmith, Movable Type, TypePad, Blogger, Ceros, Joomla, and Tumblr.

    Considering Tumblr’s rising popularity in recent months, it’s interesting to see it carry such a small percentage here (1 site).

    TypePad has increased from two sites to four sites, while Movable Type decreased from seven to four. Drupal dropped by one site. Google’s Blogger gained one site, reaching three.

    Here’s the list of blogs, and which platform each uses:

    Top 100 blogs and their blog platforms – complete list
    Technorati ranking Site Platform
    1 www.huffingtonpost.com Movable Type
    2 www.tmz.com Ceros
    3 mashable.com Custom
    4 www.techcrunch.com WordPress
    5 www.gothamist.com Movable Type
    6 www.mediaite.com WordPress
    7 www.theverge.com Custom
    8 www.gawker.com Gawker
    9 arstechnica.com WordPress
    10 www.buzzfeed.com Custom
    11 jezebel.com Gawker
    12 www.gizmodo.com Gawker
    13 bits.blogs.nytimes.com WordPress
    14 www.infowars.com WordPress
    15 laughingsquid.com WordPress
    16 theonion.com Custom
    17 www.theblaze.com WordPress
    18 hotair.com WordPress
    19 www.joystiq.com Blogsmith
    20 www.zerohedge.com Drupal
    21 www.scotusblog.com WordPress
    22 www.engadget.com Blogsmith
    23 googleblog.blogspot.com Blogger
    24 krugman.blogs.nytimes.com WordPress
    25 www.eurogamer.net N/A
    26 www.deadline.com WordPress
    27 politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com WordPress
    28 www.boingboing.net WordPress
    29 thenextweb.com WordPress
    30 www.deadspin.com Gawker
    31 9to5mac.com WordPress
    32 funnyordie.com N/A
    33 www.towleroad.com TypePad
    34 www.wired.com/wiredscience WordPress
    35 www.neatorama.com Custom
    36 www.neowin.net Custom
    37 www.businessinsider.com Custom
    38 www.macrumors.com WordPress
    39 www.slashgear.com WordPress
    40 thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com WordPress
    41 americanthinker.com Movable Type
    42 www.redstate.com WordPress
    43 bleacherreport.com Custom
    44 mlbtraderumors.com TypePad
    45 www.sbnation.com Custom
    46 artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com WordPress
    47 thisisnthappiness.com Tumblr
    48 marginalrevolution.com WordPress
    49 ycorpblog.com N/A
    50 blog.us.playstation.com WordPress
    51 blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/ WordPress
    52 www.extremetech.com WordPress
    53 www.dailykos.com N/A
    54 townhall.com Custom
    55 www.wired.com/threatlevel WordPress
    56 eurekalert.org Custom
    57 www.tor.com Joomla
    58 americablog.com WordPress
    59 sethgodin.typepad.com TypePad
    60 www.whitehouse.gov/blog Drupal
    61 www.autoblog.com Blogsmith
    62 thebiglead.com WordPress
    63 joemygod.blogspot.com Blogger
    64 www.refinery29.com N/A
    65 flavorwire.com WordPress
    66 www.lifehacker.com Gawker
    67 blog.twitter.com Drupal
    68 rightwingwatch.org Drupal
    69 www.tuaw.com BlogSmith
    70 thisiscolossal.com WordPress
    71 www.dlisted.com Drupal
    72 www.comicbookmovie.com Custom
    73 inquisitr.com WordPress
    74 economix.blogs.nytimes.com WordPress
    75 www.geekologie.com N/A
    76 www.geekosystem.com WordPress
    77 thelede.blogs.nytimes.com WordPress
    78 opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com WordPress
    79 directorblue.blogspot.com Blogger
    80 www.bleedingcool.com WordPress
    81 www.bostonherald.com/sports Drupal
    82 www.kottke.org Movable Type
    83 economistsviews.typepad.com TypePad
    84 blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/ WordPress
    85 consequenceofsound.net WordPress
    86 www.cinemablend.com Custom
    87 www.wired.com/dangerroom WordPress
    88 wattsupwiththat.com WordPress
    89 www.geek.com WordPress
    90 consumerist.com WordPress
    91 www.popsugar.com Drupal
    92 www.celebitchy.com WordPress
    93 trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com WordPress
    94 www.siliconera.com WordPress
    95 www.nakedcapitalism.com WordPress
    96 www.mediabistro.com/galleycat WordPress
    97 www.ubergizmo.com WordPress
    98 hip2save.com WordPress
    99 animalnewyork.com WordPress
    100 phandroid.com WordPress

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