Pingdom recently posted the results of a study they had just completed regarding the top 100 blogs on the Internet (WordPress completely dominates top 100 blogs). They chose the top 100 blogs from the Technorati Top 100.
We just completed a study and found that WordPress is in use by 48% of the top 100 blogs in the world. This is an increase from the 32% we recorded three years ago.
A 50% increase in just three years! This is great news for a blog developer like myself. Now that this information is public, I expect an even greater increase during the next three years. Why? Because it is very common practice that people who want to achieve a higher level, look at those who are succeeding, and model themselves after them. They go where they go. They eat what they eat. They blog as frequently as they blog…Now they know that 48% of the succcessful are using WordPress as a blogging platform, and they’ll choose WordPress as their blogging plaform.
Other developments since then include that custom blog publishing platforms are more common now, TypePad has all but disappeared from the top 100, Tumblr has made an entrance, and some companies really don’t want to spill the beans about what solutions they use.
It is really interesting to me that businesses are using custom blog publishing software… hummmm…wave of the future.
To see a list of the other blog platforms and the list of the top 100 blogs Pingdom researched , follow the link on the article listed in the first sentence.