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Secrets Of High-Traffic WordPress Blogs

By Siobhan McKeown

We all know that WordPress is awesome — but being awesome isn’t always enough. Does it perform well under pressure? Can it deal with traffic from millions of visitors every month? There’s no question that WordPress can be used for your or my blog, but what about multi-author blogs with thousands of comments? How do developers make it scale and perform?

I spoke with the developers behind some of the biggest WordPress blogs on the planet and asked them to tell me their secrets. Now I get to share them with you.

The Blogs

WebsiteMonthly uniquesMonthly page views
Digital Trends10 – 12 million33 million
iPhoneclub.nl2.5 million5.4 million
The Next Web4 million8 million
Neatorama2.5 million4.5 million ...

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