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Discourse Market Report

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How well do you know your market? Find out who your most promising prospects are, and how they look like. Discover in which parts of the market your competition thrives.

Our technology market report is a detailed monthly report on the usage of Discourse as content management system on websites. The report comes via email as a PDF file and has over 160 pages covering this information:

  • Content Management Systems Industry Reports
    • Usage and Market Share Report
      How popular is each of the content management systems? Shows percentages of usage and market shares for all 633 content management systems that we monitor. Also shows how much these figures changed compared to the last month and to the last year.
    • Historical Trend Report
      How did the popularity of the content management systems change over time? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends of usage and market shares for all content management systems since January 2011.
    • Growth Rate Report
      Which are the fastest growing content management systems? Shows the current growth rates in the usage of all content management systems both in absolute figures and percentages in the last month and in the last year.
    • New Site Usage Report
      How popular is each of the content management systems among new sites? Shows percentages of usage and market shares for all content management systems among sites that were first visited in the last month, because they have only recently entered the top 10 million sites.
    • Top Site Usage Report
      Which content management systems are primarily used by high traffic sites? Shows for each content management system the share of top sites among all the sites that use that specific content management system.
  • Discourse Reports
    • Historical Trend Report
      How did the popularity of Discourse change from month to month? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends of usage and market shares for Discourse since November 2014.
    • Version Usage Report
      Which are the most popular versions of Discourse? Shows the distribution of Discourse versions.
    • Cummulative Version Distribution Report
      Which percentage of sites use a newer version of Discourse than some specific version? Shows the cummulative distribution of Discourse versions.
    • Historical Version Trend Report
      How did the distribution of various versions of Discourse change over time? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends in the usage of Discourse versions.
    • Change Report
      Which percentage of sites switched from another content management system to Discourse and vice versa? Shows the percentages of websites that recently changed between Discourse and other content management systems. It also shows examples of sites that made a change.
    • Ranking Breakdown Report
      Is the popularity of Discourse higher among high traffic sites? Shows usage and market shares of Discourse broken down by popularity ranges of the Alexa ranking, that is among the top 1 million sites, the top 100,000, the top 10,000 and the top 1,000 sites. Also shows the popularity rank of Discourse among all content management systems in these ranges and the most popular competing technology.
    • Market Position Report
      Where in the market diagram lies Discourse? Shows the market position of Discourse in terms of popularity and usage by high traffic sites, compared to the most popular content management systems.
    • Multiple Content Management Systems Usage Report
      How frequently are other content management systems used together with Discourse, and which ones? Shows statistics on the usage of Discourse together with other content management systems (if any). We identify here usage on the same site, not necessarily on the same page.
    • Cross-Technologies Breakdown and Segmentation Reports
      In which markets is Discourse particularily strong and which one is the most popular competing technology in each market? A set of reports evaluating the combined usage of two categories of web technologies. This shows, for example, the usage and market shares of Discourse on any top level domain compared to its usage on all websites and the most popular competing technology on each top level domain. Also shows the rank of Discourse among all content management systems for each top level domain, compared to its overall rank. Furthermore, this includes the ranking and percentages of all top level domains among all the sites that use Discourse.

      These detailed reports are available not only for top level domains, but also for the usage of Discourse broken down by

      • Server-side Programming Languages
      • Client-side Programming Languages
      • JavaScript Libraries
      • Markup Languages
      • Character Encodings
      • Image File Formats
      • Site Elements
      • Structured Data Formats
      • SSL Certificate Authorities
      • Social Widgets
      • JavaScript Content Delivery Networks
      • Traffic Analysis Tools
      • Advertising Networks
      • Tag Managers
      • Web Servers
      • Web Hosting Providers
      • Reverse Proxy Services
      • Top Level Domains
      • Server Locations
      • Content Languages
    • Geographical Distribution Report
      How popular is Discourse in each country? Shows a colored world map indicating the usage percentage of Discourse by country.
    • List of the 150 most popular sites using Discourse including their usage of other content management systems (if any).
    • List of up to 10 popular sites that started using Discourse in the last month (if there are that many sites in a month), including the content management systems they were using before (if any).
    • List of up to 10 popular sites that discontinued using Discourse in the last month (if there are that many sites in a month), including the content management systems they are using now (if any).

Please see technologies overview for explanations on the methodologies used in the surveys, and read our disclaimer to learn about possible incompleteness and inaccuracy of our data.

Table of Content

This is a preview of the current report's table of content.

1. About this Survey 3
2. Quick Summary 5
3. Content Management Systems, Industry Overviews 6
3.1. Usage Overview 6
3.2. Historical Trends 24
3.3. Growth Rates 51
3.4. New Site Usage 67
3.5. Top Site Usage 79
4. Discourse, Technology Market Reports 94
4.1. Historical Trends 94
4.2. Versions 100
4.2.1. Distribution 100
4.2.2. Cumulative Distribution 102
4.2.3. Historical Monthly Trends 103
4.2.4. Historical Yearly Trends 106
4.3. Changes 109
4.4. Ranking Breakdown 110
4.5. Market Position 111
4.6. Multiple Content Management Systems Usage 112
4.7. Breakdown and Segmentation Reports 114
4.7.1. Server-side Programming Languages 114
4.7.2. Client-side Programming Languages 116
4.7.3. JavaScript Libraries 118
4.7.4. Markup Languages 120
4.7.5. Character Encodings 122
4.7.6. Image File Formats 124
4.7.7. Site Elements 126
4.7.8. Structured Data Formats 128
4.7.9. SSL Certificate Authorities 130
4.7.10. Social Widgets 132
4.7.11. JavaScript Content Delivery Networks 134
4.7.12. Traffic Analysis Tools 136
4.7.13. Advertising Networks 138
4.7.14. Tag Managers 140
4.7.15. Web Servers 142
4.7.16. Web Hosting Providers 144
4.7.17. Reverse Proxy Services 148
4.7.18. Top Level Domains 150
4.7.19. Server Locations 156
4.7.20. Content Languages 160
4.8. Geographical Distribution 162
4.9. Popular Sites using Discourse 163
4.10. Sites using Discourse only recently 166
4.11. Sites that recently stopped using Discourse 167


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