Drupal is far behind Wordpress and Joomla on Google Trends

27 Oct · by Tim Kamanin · 1 min read

Today I was curious enough to fire up "internet marketer's best friend" and check Drupal's popularity in the world. I compared Drupal to its usual rivals: Wordpress and Joomla. And you know what? Google Trends showed me the following graph:

Really, for me this pic looks like a big surprise. Ok, I agree with the fact that Drupal could be lower than Wordpress, but Joomla? This slowly evolving CMS is almost 3.3 times popular than Drupal! I just can't understand the reason of this and hope that with the release of Drupal 7 this picture will change. Drupal is gonna be more user friendly, even more productive and ... sexy. Yeah, you heard it right, sexy. Sex sells, even on the web building market and I guess, this is one of main reasons behind the popularity of Joomla, they have a very slick-wow-supa-cool admin panel, which is, for most novice users and clients is one of the main factors of the choice.

And how do you think, friends, what should Drupal community do to make it more popular? Where is the hype? According to Drupal Trends graph, during last years, there were no any hikes, the graph looks boringly plain.


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Drupal is complex but I would not call it bloated. I've used many CMS's including Joomla and Wordpress, and Drupal is by far the most efficient and flexible platform once you learn how to use it. But Drupal's steep learning curve is an impediment to growing the developer community, and gaining wider adoption. Hopefully the advances made with the new Drupal 7 release, and growing demand among organizations to use Drupal will encourage more developers to learn it.

Reply · 7 years, 1 month ago

Drupal is behind because it's bloated and overly-complicated, nobody wants that kind of luggage anymore unless you are a programmer living in the dark ages of code by hand.

Reply · 7 years, 1 month ago
Shawn Adler

This is rather surprising considering the large list of big ticket sites that have been built in Drupal this year.

Reply · 7 years, 1 month ago