"Concrete5 had an exceptional year and remains a system to watch," says new 2011 Open Source CMS Market Share Report.

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“No other system we looked at came close to showing the growth seen by concrete5.”

WordPress and Concrete5 enjoy a comfortable lead in the [conversion rate] category.

Run by a small group of developers, concrete5 is a self funded open source CMS that has been steadily winning over developers and site owners since 2008. By simply focusing their efforts on developing a great content management system, concrete5 is now reaping the rewards of grassroots marketing from the open source community.

Just released on November 27th, 2011, the report follows the market share and brand strength indicators for 20 top open source CMS platforms. The Systems to Watch section states:

“Concrete5 had the best 12 month period of any CMS in this survey:

  •     Installations: (…) the most year-on-year improvement of any system in the survey - up 517% (…)
  •     Search Engine Visibility: The project site shows the largest gain of any system in the survey - for the second year running.
  •     Project Site Popularity: Concrete5 showed the second largest increase in Alexa rank.
  •     Reputation: (…) Concrete5 excelled, leading the group in Brand Sentiment, Abandonment and Product Preference and coming in 2nd in Conversion Rate. (…) Concrete5 is a contender, and bears close watch.”

Download the full report from Water&Stone here:

“I knew we had a good year from simply looking at the books and thinking of the household brand names we’re now helping build with concrete5,” says CEO Franz Maruna. “It is just really striking to see in someone else’s numbers, Christmas has come early for us. We are deeply thankful to have such a passionate community behind us.”

About concrete5
Concrete CMS Inc. is a leading developer of next- generation open source solutions for web sites. The company's flagship product, concrete5, combines the ease-of-use of a blogging platform with the flexibility and power of a web development platform. To date, tens of thousands of advertising and creative agencies and web developers around the world have downloaded concrete5 for free and used the technology to quickly and inexpensively build enterprise-quality web sites that can be updated by end users. concrete CMS is a privately held company based in Portland, Oregon, and manages the concrete5.org project. For more information, please visit http://www.concrete5.org.

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