Big names like CNN, The New York Times, and Discovery Communications all have sites built on WordPress. So, whether they realize it or not, the chances are that most people have seen a WordPress site.
But how many of those people are aware that what they’re looking at is built on WordPress?
Based on our survey results, one in three of them could be.
WP Engine has conducted its annual WordPress survey of the United States internet population using Google Consumer Surveys. We increased the sample size to 2,500 people this year (compared to 1,500 last year), which means our 2014 results are even more robust.
Have You Heard of WordPress?
When asked if they had heard of WordPress, 33.2% said “Yes.” This is an increase of almost 4% since 2013, when 29.3% of respondents said they had heard of WordPress.
People Who Have Heard of WordPress by Age Group
There has been an increase in the number of people who have heard of WordPress in every age group except people 65 years and older.
The largest increase was in the 25-34 year age group, which increased by almost 10%. From the US internet population, approximately one in every two people aged 25-34 years has heard of WordPress.
Do You Have Your Own WordPress Site?
According to our survey, more of the US internet population have their own WordPress site this year. The share of respondents that reported owning their own WordPress site jumped from 7.2% in 2013 to 11.4% in 2014, an increase of 4.2%.
* based on our 2,500 respondent survey of the US internet population
Are you surprised that the share of people who have heard of WordPress isn’t even higher?