Somehow I missed this yesterday, so I’m making up for it now with this post.  It looks like WordPress released their monthly wrap-up for October yesterday, complete with an announcement of their first billion-impression month!   That is a hard number to wrap your head around if you really think about it, making it a great accomplishment.

Here are the October statistics for WordPress.com by Matt:

  • 323,786 blogs were created.
  • 343,832 new users joined.
  • 4,085,148 file uploads.
  • 1995.86 gigabytes of new files.
  • 531 terabytes of content transferred from our datacenters.
  • 8,862,195 comments.
  • 1,309,045 logins.
  • 1,088,583,200 page views on WordPress.com, and another 738,282,634 on self-hosted blogs (1,826,865,834 total across all WordPress blogs we track).
  • 1,418,933 active blogs and 16,599,550 active posts where “active” means they got a human visitor.
  • 1,179,018,712 words.

Bonus statistic:

  • 53,290 PollDaddy polls added this month — a 1250% increase from September!

It is good to see WordPress.com continue to grow and expand at such a rapid rate.

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching WPHacks.com as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Connect with Kyle on Twitter or Google+!

  1. Wow! Those are huge figures to me. They get more than 1 billion page views from free blogs and another 700 million page views from self hosted blogs. That’s a huge figure! I’m glad to be one of the contributor to this figure. (Ok… a small contributor.)