WordPress' Share Of The World's Top Blogs Increases

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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.


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

Chris Crum
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