With 60 Million Websites, WordPress Rules The Web. So Where’s The Money? – Forbes

A company making less than $30 million powers 17% of the entire web. This story appears in the September 24, 2012 issue of Forbes.

Today WordPress powers one of every 6 websites on the Internet, nearly 60 million in all, with 100,000 more popping up each day. Those run through its cloud-hosted service, which lets anybody create a free website online, attract 330 million visitors who view 3.4 billion pages every month.

via With 60 Million Websites, WordPress Rules The Web. So Where’s The Money? – Forbes.

14 thoughts on “With 60 Million Websites, WordPress Rules The Web. So Where’s The Money? – Forbes

  1. This question is off subject. Can a blogger ask visitors nicely to click on advertisements within the blog? Is this ethical and legal or allowed?

  2. Just tell me please why wordpress not allowed any kind of ads (like adsense in blogger) in their blogs , can you write a post over this ? We all will surely be happy if they allow this :D
    Much Love and best wishes !

    • Hi there,
      I keep ads off this blog by purchasing a No-Ads upgrade. There is only one advertising program called WordAds at WordPress.com and it’s for blogs on their own domains. This is the homepage for the WordAds program: http://www.wordads.co/ There you will find the application page as well as FAQs.

      If you do require an ecommerce site, advertising and/or affiliate links you can hire a web host and get a free software install from http://wordpress.org Refer to > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

      • Is this WordAds program for free blogs like the one I own (Land Of Fun) ? or for paid blogs ?
        I have one more site which has installed wordpress on it ,but its domain is not from wordpress and hosted on any other server,can I run some good ads on it too? These are 2 different questions ,please reply them in detail as you did for my last question…Thanks !

        The average traffic for Land Of Fun is about 150 daily around the globe .

        • No I will not reply in detail to an off-topic comment on this blog. I spend hours almost every day answering support forum questions. Please go directly to the WordAds site and read what you find there. If you have questions after reading the FAQs there, then post them to that forum.

  3. I read that linked article before I realized TT that you had it up as a link for discussion here. :) I’m sure Matt feels he’s caught in a bind ….milions of wp.com bloggers and not enough (to him) paying any fees. I think one legitimate area where his firm can grow is on the wordpress.org side and offer corporate fee-based support services with alot more add-on goodies for a fee. He also might consider cloud computing storage like Apple. So I’m not feeling “sorry” for Matt, because he has a great software core base to tack on ancillary services and products for customers who want it/need it but don’t want to invest the headache, high overhead cost of web site redevelopment. I consider WP.com a simple content management software system which could possibly be souped up into something way more robust and powerful with more SQL like/sophisticated search capabilities, versioning and some more automated collaborative workflow.

  4. It doesn’t concern me whether there is money involved or not.
    I am getting a platform to write, thanks for the link.. Guys on Forbes will add money to anything, Now as for this site, well we may consider this as facebook for artists.
    But I never imagined that it has its root everywhere and in a large proportion!!

    [request for blog evaluation and link removed by timethief]

  5. That was a great article on WordPress. I also did view the state of the WordPress video when is was made available earlier in the year. I only dabble in blogging and I really like the whole WordPress concept. I have added bits and themes without really understanding any coding. The open source philosophy is something that I find really appealing. I am part of the 99% that don’t make money for Automatic. I first started using WP with version 1.5 and it keeps getting bigger and better. Perhaps better as they have tried to keep the core to a minimum.

    As I said at the start I enjoyed the at article a really interesting insight into the world of WordPress.

  6. Cool article. Thanks for the link! And good on these guys for not making it be about the money. I know it’s kinda frustrating having the reach that they have, and not making Facebook cash (probably not gonna have a movie made about ‘em either), but the site has always had my loyalty. I had many opportunities to switch to another platform, but WordPress has done plenty good to keep my business.

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