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WordPress’ market share is shrinking

There’s no more denying it: if you look at W3Techs CMS market share numbers, WordPress’ market share is shrinking, losing 0.4% market share since February. I don’t like to be or sound alarmist, so when I first noticed these numbers, I waited a bit to write about it. Shopify, the #2 CMS in my last … Read more

Elementor: WordPress’ secret growth driver?

Is Elementor the secret behind WordPress’ growth in the last years? We know from my CMS market share analysis that WordPress has been growing fast. Could it be that a lot of that growth is actually caused by Elementor’s popularity? After I published the sixth iteration of my CMS market share analysis last week, some … Read more

Yoast joins Newfold

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Today we announced that Yoast will join Newfold Digital. Marieke and myself, as well as Omar, Chaya and Thijs have sold our shares. We will, however, all remain in our current roles, as will all of team Yoast. Why this step? Well, honestly, this was a combination of a couple of things. First of all, … Read more

Building a trusted web, step 1.

One of the biggest long-term trust problems of the web is reliably figuring out who published something first. Who was first has deep implications for ownership, and for areas like citation and (Google) news rankings. Today we have submitted an issue to the GitHub which proposes a solution to fix this using timestamps on … Read more