24th October 2014

WordPress/Automattic: Monthly Unique Visits and Employees, Part 2

Last year I copied the employee and visit count of WordPress and posted this here. Now one year later the situation is still similar. The data is again from Work With Us.

Company NameMonthly Uniques (US) Employees
Google.com 204M 52,069
Facebook.com 135M 7,185
WordPress.com 131M 283
eBay.com 115M 33,500
Yahoo.com 89M 12,200
Twitter 87M 3,300
Amazon.com 79M 132,600

It is still astounding that WordPress clearly sticks out to have that many visitors with so few employees. Add to this that all employees are working from home, see "The New Digital Company: Distributed, Online, and Transparent", which I reblogged.

Added 02-Jun-2020: Six years later the overall picture looks pretty similar.

Company NameMonthly Uniques (US)Employees
Google.com 260M 118,899
Facebook.com 221M 44,942
Amazon.com 215M 798,000
Twitter.com 157M 4,900
WordPress.com127M1,200
eBay.com 100M 13,300

It is interesting that Twitter could double its unique US visitors, likewise Facebook could also almost double their visitors, while WordPress slightly lost some of their visitors. Amazon could triple their unique visitors.