There are 3 million active WordPress.org blogs (!) This is quite a bit higher than the 500k-1 million we had estimated in the past (the ability to track the exact number is relatively new – since WordPress 2.3). If we add that number to the over 4 million blogs we host for people on WordPress.com, we can now quote total WordPress blogs in the world: 7 million. And since the average WordPress.com blog has 50 readers, one could extrapolate that all WordPress blogs combined have 350 million monthly readers.
Matt and I will be speaking at a Startup2Startup dinner in a couple of weeks.
I usually don’t talk politics here, but wanted to mention that I watched some of Sarah Palin’s ABC interview last night. As far as I can tell she makes Obama look like an elder statesman, which would seem like a good thing.
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Toni: congratulations on the 7 million. There are only a few cities on the planet bigger than Pressville!
I'm not sure about the 350 million, though. This: "since the average WordPress.com blog has 50 readers, one could extrapolate that all WordPress blogs combined have 350 million monthly readers" is based on the assumption that WP blog readership doesn't overlap. I'm not inclined to join you in that assumption…
> This…is based on the assumption that WP blog readership doesn’t overlap
Not quite. Here's how I came up with that number: We know WordPress.com blogs have 200 million monthly readers as a whole because Google Analytics tells us there were 200 million unique visitors across all 4 million WordPress month last month. Since it's measured across all blogs visitors are only counted once, even if they visit multiple blogs. So 200 million unique visitors / 4 million blogs gets you the average of 50 readers per blog. It's definitely just an estimate though.
Thanks for the clarification. Seems that Pressistan is even more populous than I thought.