How big is WordPress?
371 million people view more than 4.1 billion pages each month.wordpress-big-icon
65, 786, 726 sites and counting
98 versions since its launch in 2003
Wordpress is a blogging tool and content management system – it is estimated that 25% of all sites are built and published using WordPress. Among them, some of the world wide web’s top sites, such as the New York Times, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, ebay and so on. But WordPress is not just the choice of the big guys; WordPress is used by millions of small business websites, bloggers, and web-dev professionals alike.
Video and WordPress:
The platform supports embedding videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu, Flickr, DailyMotion, Viddler, Blip.tv, TED Talks, Educreations, and Videolog. WordPress has made it incredibly easy to embed video from these video hosting sites. It’s no surprise that there are approximately 8 million Youtube video embeds to WordPress per month. It’s as simple as cut n’ paste. Most of these sites will also include ‘share’ or ‘Press this’ buttons that allow you to embed the URL code directly onto your WordPress blog or site. It is suggested that to maximize traffic and views, you should always upload your custom videos to Youtube and other social networks, along with embedding it on your site or blog.
WordPress tools for Video:
Videopress is the WordPress video hosting plugin. bThis premium plugin is used by administrators to upload new videos to aWordPress.com video account and manage existing videos directly from their blog’s administrative interface.
Video SEO by Yoast is a premium SEO plugin for video on WordPress. Remember, video results rank more easily and have a far higher click-through-rate from search results because they stand out in the search results. Video optimized by SEO meta descriptions, titles and keywords will jump the line on Google and instantly start to generate results in the form of site traffic and conversions.
Posting custom video content to your site or blog is proven to drive traffic, increases conversion and keeps people on the site/page longer. Site admins take this stuff pretty seriously, which is why WordPress makes it easy as pie to share videos, embed codes and post video from social networks and video hosting sites.