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Thank you, WordPress.com! September 29, 2005

Posted by Carthik in about.

This platform is amazing! It has been just 3 weeks since I started blogging here, and the results have been nothing short of amazing. Let me just highlight a few of what I perceive as the advantages of a wordpress.com blog:

1. Google searches:

WordPress.com lets topical blogs like mine rule google search results. It is nothing short of magix. Within 3 weeks of starting this blog, most of the 1000+ daily visitors arrive here via google. In fact, I was amazed to find the blog listed in the first page of results for a search of “ubuntu”! It does not stop there. This blog is amazingly enough the first result for quite a few searches, which I should think are common, like:
1. ifolder share ubuntu
2. msttcorefonts ubuntu
3. how to install rpm in ubuntu
4. limewire client ubuntu
5. Editing pdf ubuntu….
and many many more… it is astounding!

2. Feedback:

I have been really verbose with my feedback to these guys, and have been surprised more than once to see the changes I suggest implemented!

3. Users First:

A couple of days ago, I sent some feedback saying that perhaps the devs should take their blogs off the top blogs list, since their posts appear in the dashboards of all the wordpress blogs in the world, and in the wordpress planet. So I thought it was, you know, sort of unfair competition 😉 You know what, they did take all their blogs off the “top blogs” list at WordPress.com!!!

As a result of these, I am gratified to see that this blog is now, as of this moment, the Number One blog at the “top blogs” list at wordpress.com! In 3 weeks – wow. Thank you, readers, google searchers and wordpress developers.

The changes I see everyday with the interface, and the setup are amazing too. Blogging is really intuitive and painless over here!

I just wanted to share something beautiful and good with you all. I am sorry for the interruption in the regular ubuntu broadcast – which will resume as always 🙂

Thank you, wordpress.com!


1. jtintle - September 29, 2005

Oh so you are the one who helped me get into the “top blogs”? So I should thank you.

2. zenith - September 29, 2005

Ubuntu and WordPress – two things I love. Good to see them being paired up. 🙂

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4. jesus - September 29, 2005

yep… it seems that WP is well positioned at google.com…

5. Michael - September 29, 2005

My (standalone) WordPress blog sees a lot of traffic coming in from Google, Yahoo, and MSN. It comes up within the top ten on a variety of different searches. (I scribble about a great many things.) I’m really impressed by how frequently Google returns WP blogs myself.

6. Sionide - September 29, 2005

zenith speaks the truth – wordpress rocks, ubuntu rocks. I used to read another Ubuntu blog that was NO way as interesting as this one, that one closed down and this one started up. Amazing stuff, keep up the excellent work.

7. Pascal - September 29, 2005

I used to run WP for my first blog, after coming from b2e. Now I use a CMS; Drupal. I needed to do a wee bit more than just blog, so Drupal was perfect. It’s not as advanced, complicated or powerful as such systems like Tikiwiki or Plone, but for blogging and such, as well as adding the odd page, it sure is nifty.

WordPress, on the other hand is a great blogging system for those who, well just want to blog and not worry about anything else. Thumbs up for WP, I recommend it too. 😛

8. Kevin Burton - September 29, 2005

Hm.. your pagerank is still low probably because wordpress.com is in the google sandbox… What are you attributing to your high search results?

The only think I can think of is that maybe ubuntu is still a rare search term?


9. craig - September 30, 2005

I’m getting a lot of hits not from Google but Technorati and a few from Icerocket. 😉 Lots of people seem to be searching google for “unblocking shower” and “homemade plunger”, and finding me. lol.

No page rank yet, will be interesting to see where that heads if it ever comes out of sandbox.

10. craig - September 30, 2005

I just checked and WordPress.com Future Page Rank returned a 6. None on mine yet.

11. Ricardo Mestre - September 30, 2005

Well, I gotta thankYOU and WordPress!
I’m starting to use Ubuntu as my SOHO OS, and this has been a fantastic source of information, tricks, and help.
Regarding the top rank and visits: that’s what you get when you write top content! 🙂 And I mean it.

12. jcraveiro - September 30, 2005

That sure is true; the only bad thing is that I don’t have a “topical title”, so, although that’s not my topic, I get good rankings on searches for “lightbulbs”. 😉

13. ubuntonista - September 30, 2005

Kevin, I really don’t know – but whatever works is fine with me, I am not complaining 🙂

Craig, very interesting – plungers and showers 😉

Ricardo, thanks.

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15. Matt - October 1, 2005

I’ve been using WordPress for over 6 months and Ubunut for 2. Both are excellent, so I’ve bookmarked your blog.


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17. jesus - October 1, 2005

The pagerank doesn’t matter.. the very very important is the position in the google results, pagerank is just marketing :mrgreen:

18. linux - October 2, 2005

Also find wordpress excellent platform.

I got one up at linux.worpdress.com, which is news, reviews and trends in Open Source Software and Linux world.

Very easy to administer. Just wish they will provide few more templets.

19. Deusiah - October 2, 2005

I’m not a WordPress fan, I find it too limited after using a CMS and switched as soon as I had got my CMS ready but anyway I have a small request. Would it be possible for you to install a “subscribe to comments” feature, so when you post a comment and someone replys you get notified?

20. kane - October 3, 2005

Yup gotta love WP i am so glad they sent me out an invite 😀

21. corey - October 3, 2005

Great content bro! Hail Ubuntu! I’ll be checking in often so keep it up.

22. Ravi - October 4, 2005

I came across your blog while visiting the wordpress.com site. And after reading your blog, I am really impressed with its content. Really good blog which I enjoyed reading.

btw , most of my experience in Linux is in using Redhat based distros. Though I am looking forward to shifting to debian (ubuntu) .

23. UbuWu - October 4, 2005

Great blog, you should get it at http://planet.ubuntu.com ! Certainly more relevant to ubuntu than most developers blogs there.

24. ubuntonista - October 4, 2005


Thanks, that was the best compliment so far, I guess 🙂

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26. guhao - December 15, 2005

Though not google bring me here, it is ubuntu.
I like ubuntu distribution and this site.

27. John - January 6, 2006

btw , most of my experience in Linux is in using Redhat based distros. Though I am looking forward to shifting to debian (ubuntu) .

28. Seth - January 6, 2006

Welcome to the top blogs community. I love you blog by the way, just wanted to say thanks for deciding to create it over here at WordPress.com.

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30. sanahasret.com - January 24, 2006

I’m really impressed by how frequently Google returns WP blogs myself.

31. Kroov Hamuts - September 14, 2006

Realy? That’s 46160 crazy!!

32. Protrox - February 15, 2007

This is a great article! thanks!

33. Jason - May 15, 2007

One and a half years this blog has been up and you are now number one on Google for all your related terms. You have built 8600 incoming links in one and a half years, proving that a well written blog, optimised for it’s terms, backed up with bundles of links, witll fire well on the search engines – not just for a couple of weeks, but for ever and a day.

34. mike - October 31, 2008

Oh my gat.!

35. seks izle - September 29, 2010

Oh so you are the one who helped me get into the “top blogs”? So I should thank you.

36. Dynki - December 18, 2010

Interestingly, this blog in the top so far?

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