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Market Share By Site Popularity

Since 2020-03-29, Ghost has maintained a fairly stable market share across all website popularity segments.

Alexa RankCMS RankMarket ShareMarket Share Change
Most Popular Sites < 1,000#351.749% 2.16%
Very Popular Sites < 10,000#590.674% -5.07%
Popular Sites < 100,000#530.348% 2.35%
Less Popular Sites < 1,000,000#560.133% 12.71%
All Sites#980.044% -10.2%

Market Share History

This chart shows the history of detected websites using Ghost.  
In the last 6 months, market share has decreased 10.20% from 0.049% to 0.044%

CMS Versions: Major

Percentage of detected CMS versions

Major VersionPercent
Version 365.33%
Version 219.29%
Version 17.822%
Version 07.565%

CMS Versions: Minor

Minor VersionPercent
Version 3.91.144%
Version 3.80.584%
Version 3.70.584%
Version 3.60.490%
Version 3.51.401%
Version 3.40.747%
Version 3.340.444%
Version 3.331.494%
Version 3.322.148%
Version 3.313.619%
Version 3.301.027%
Version 3.30.981%
Version 3.292.802%
Version 3.281.074%
Version 3.271.868%
Version 3.263.572%
Version 3.251.518%
Version 3.240.514%
Version 3.230.093%
Version 3.220.514%
Version 3.214.576%
Version 3.204.530%
Version 3.22.662%
Version 3.192.568%
Version 3.181.027%
Version 3.172.382%
Version 3.161.448%
Version 3.152.895%
Version 3.142.311%
Version 3.134.786%
Version 3.122.942%
Version 3.111.611%
Version 3.100.070%
Version 3.12.498%
Version 3.02.405%
Version 2.90.420%
Version 2.80.140%
Version 2.70.163%
Version 2.60.327%
Version 2.50.187%
Version 2.40.210%
Version 2.380.841%
Version 2.372.148%
Version 2.360.093%
Version 2.350.047%
Version 2.330.093%
Version 2.311.004%
Version 2.300.560%
Version 2.30.444%
Version 2.290.187%
Version 2.280.210%
Version 2.270.280%
Version 2.260.397%
Version 2.252.055%
Version 2.230.957%
Version 2.220.794%
Version 2.210.444%
Version 2.200.093%
Version 2.20.700%
Version 2.191.284%
Version 2.180.327%
Version 2.170.070%
Version 2.160.233%
Version 2.150.070%
Version 2.140.817%
Version 2.130.467%
Version 2.121.494%
Version 2.110.187%
Version 2.100.047%
Version 2.10.957%
Version 2.00.537%
Version 1.80.047%
Version 1.60.070%
Version 1.50.070%
Version 1.261.494%
Version 1.250.677%
Version 1.240.887%
Version 1.230.140%
Version 1.221.027%
Version 1.210.794%
Version 1.200.887%
Version 1.20.093%
Version 1.190.397%
Version 1.170.117%
Version 1.160.817%
Version 1.140.047%
Version 1.130.093%
Version 1.110.093%
Version 1.00.070%
Version 0.90.794%
Version 0.80.374%
Version 0.71.167%
Version 0.60.444%
Version 0.50.350%
Version 0.40.117%
Version 0.30.093%
Version 0.114.179%
Version 0.100.047%

Top Level Domains

Websites using Ghost were found on 121 top level domains

Top Level DomainsPercent
Commercial (.com)51.96%
British Indian Ocean Territory (.io)6.636%
Network (.net)3.725%
Organization (.org)3.570%
Montenegro (.me)2.716%
Columbia (.co)2.716%
United Kingdom (.uk)1.940%
France (.fr)1.552%
Germany (.de)1.397%
Russia (.ru)1.358%
Blog (.blog)1.048%
Australia (.au)0.931%
Brazil (.br)0.854%
India (.in)0.815%
Italy (.it)0.776%
Netherlands (.nl)0.776%
Czech Republic (.cz)0.737%
Austria (.at)0.621%
XYZ (.xyz)0.621%
Chile (.cl)0.582%
Canada (.ca)0.582%
Poland (.pl)0.543%
Mexico (.mx)0.504%
Indonesia (.id)0.466%
Switzerland (.ch)0.466%
Spain (.es)0.427%
Info (.info)0.427%
Romania (.ro)0.388%
Sweden (.se)0.388%
Anguilla (.ai)0.388%
New Zealand (.nz)0.388%
Denmark (.dk)0.349%
European Union (.eu)0.349%
Tech (.tech)0.310% (
Pro (.pro)0.310%
Norway (.no)0.272%
Tuvalu (.tv)0.272%
Hungary (.hu)0.272%
Belgium (.be)0.233%
Saint Helena (.sh)0.233%
China (.cn)0.233%
Club (.club)0.233%
One (.one)0.194%
Design (.design)0.194%
Cocos (Keeling) Islands (.cc)0.194%
Life (.life)0.194%
Greece (.gr)0.194%
Finland (.fi)0.194%
Iceland (.is)0.155%
Isle of Man (.im)0.155%
Vietnam (.vn)0.155%
Slovakia (.sk)0.155%
Space (.space)0.155%
Palau (.pw)0.155%
News (.news)0.155%
United States of America (.us)0.155%
Tokelau (.tk)0.116%
Site (.site)0.116%
Online (.online)0.116%
Korea, South (Republic of Korea) (.kr)0.116%
Ukraine (.ua)0.116%
Top (.top)0.116%
Today (.today)0.116%
Thailand (.th)0.116%
Guernsey (.gg)0.116%
Biz (.biz)0.116%
Federated States of Micronesia (.fm)0.116%
Media (.media)0.078%
Ecuador (.ec)0.078%
Nepal (.np)0.078%
Azerbaijan (.az)0.078%
Liechtenstein (.li)0.078%
American Samoa (.as)0.078%
Belarus (.by)0.078%
Tonga (.to)0.078%
Samoa (.ws)0.078%
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (.vc)0.078%
Taiwan (Republic of China) (.tw)0.078%
Iran (.ir)0.078%
Moldova (.md)0.078%
Portugal (.pt)0.078%
Niue (.nu)0.078%
Mali (.ml)0.039%
Slovenia (.si)0.039%
Estonia (.ee)0.039%
Réunion (.re)0.039%
Peru (.pe)0.039%
Albania (.al)0.039%
Kenya (.ke)0.039%
Store (.store)0.039%
São Tomé and Príncipe (.st)0.039%
Live (.live)0.039%
Georgia (.ge)0.039%
Philippines (.ph)0.039%
Gabon (.ga)0.039%
Singapore (.sg)0.039%
Mobi (.mobi)0.039%
Shop (.shop)0.039%
Uzbekistan (.uz)0.039%
21 Others0.815%

Popular Sites Using Ghost

We detected the following sites were using Ghost

How We Detect Installations of Ghost


A CMS will sometimes include a meta tag within the html of each page. This is usually a "generator" tag like <meta name="generator" content="What CMS" /> but could also be "application-name", "Powered-By" or anyting else the CMS creators decide to use.


HTTP headers can provide some of the best clues about a site's CMS. The values of set-cookie and x-powered-by headers are the most common and easiest to find.


If a CMS doesn't have meta tags, it will often have other uniquely identifiable html markup. This can range from unique html comments, ids or classes.


Similar to identifiable html markup, a CMS will sometimes insert unique Javascript code into web pages.


In addition to detecting the CMS, in some cases we are able to accurately detect which version of the CMS is being used.

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