Blog Statistics

February 2nd, 2004
Weblog tools blog tools blogging tools

My crawler has unearthed dissappointing results. Here are the most recent stats:

total blogs crawled: 49807
total wordpress blogs: 193
total Blogger blogs: 13587
total Typepad blogs: 1358
total .Text blogs: 269
total BlogTool 1.4 blogs: 226

I was really hoping to find more blogs that are run by WordPress. I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of WordPress blogs do not have the original meta tags from the index and are thus not responding the way they should. In order to circumvent this problem, I would really like to solicit some help from my readers. If you are a blogger and your blog is using the WordPress application (any version) please click on this link, type in the url of your blog and click on submit. If your blog urls is already in the database, it will make sure that it is recognized as a WordPress blog and will show you the list of WordPress blogs crawled so far. This list can be used for publicity and for various other WordPress related issues and statistics. Thank you for your participation. Please feel free to post the above links in your own blogs.




  1. Joe Chung (2 comments.) says:

    Hi, I’m sort of new to WordPress, with less than a month experience I might add. I can honestly say I have NO idea what you guys were talking about :D

    This post may be wayyyy too old, but how do I know if my site is recognised as WordPress? And the link doesn’t work.

  2. Matt (64 comments.) says:

    You should try using some other heuristics, like the presence of a wp-* linked file like wp-rss2.php, etc. might be a good place to start crawling from. How about the wpusers page on the wiki? I can give you some referrer stats from if you’re interested.

  3. Matt (64 comments.) says:

    BTW the RSS file is a better place to get the WP version than the meta tag.

  4. Mark (14 comments.) says:

    I really like the idea of crawling meta tags of the RSS file. The problem with technorati metadata is that it is reapeated too often. I want to follow the robots.txt crawling rules and the repeated access might annoy some people. I will modify the crawler (when I get a chance) so it seeks out the metatags from the wp-commentsrss2.php which is common across all the versions(except 0.7).
    Most of the people listed on wp-users from the wiki are in the database. It looks like the people that really mess with WordPress and are involved in some way with the effort, do not remove their tags…LOL I keep seeing the numbers growing, which is a good sign.

  5. Eva (3 comments.) says:

    The link doesn’t work. I am using WP, and I love it!

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