Over the years we have seen rapid growth in WordPress and how relevant it has become in the web design community. In this infographic, we explore some interesting Google Search Trends around WordPress and its ecosystem. By exploring the popularity of search terms over the last decade, we can gain a deeper understanding of the rise and fall in popularity of certain systems, and use those results to shape our understanding of how the web has changed, and how things will continue to change in the foreseeable future.
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Analyzing The Results
Since 2004, there has been steady growth in searches for WordPress. We can only predict that this will continue to rise as WordPress advances as a CMS and Application Platform.
Templates vs. Themes
In October 2007, search relevancy for WordPress Theme surpassed that of Website Template from an extreme increase in WordPress themes being developed, making web templates a thing of the past.
The CMS Race
Comparing WordPress to other top CMS’s such as Drupal and Joomla, makes WordPress a clear winner. In September 2009, searches for Drupal and Joomla climaxed, while WordPress continued to grow in popularity.
A Bright Future
An interesting comparison is between the search relevancy of Website and WordPress. Sometime in the near future, we may see these two search terms come close to one in the same.
Nice information with infography. thanks for sharing it.
Very interesting and informative. I’m assuming the first graph is just for the word “WordPress” by itself? It would be interesting to see a trend with some specific long tail keywords like “WordPress contact form plugin”, for example. My thinking is that as the industry becomes more educated there’s more and more searches for specific WordPress things. For example I never search for just “WordPress” but I search all the time for things like “WordPress hooks” or “WordPress lightbox plugin”, just to name a few.
That’s nice inforgraphic, but do you think WP will be always number one? In that way thinking BlackBery, Nokia and many others 🙂
The thing is, no one can predict how much longer WordPress will be around for. Could be years, could be months.