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Windows Phone Central: Three million strong and growing, thanks to you

As we start to come to the end of 2013, we figured we would have a little site celebration and say thanks. Just a few days ago, Windows Phone Central hit the 3 million unique visitors a month threshold.

To put that number in perspective, it was just 11 months ago when we hit 1 million uniques—that’s a healthy 200% increase in less than a year.  One-third of that is US based, while the rest, we’re proud to say, is the rest of the world...

Site traffic as counted by Quantcast

We’re also hovering at 14 million page views a month, attributable to our front page news and the largest Windows Phone forums around. Likewise for Twitter as we’re nearing 100,000 followers (we’re at 96K today, and should reach 100K in less than 10 days at our current rate). Finally, our fantastic app built by Jay Bennett has nearly 230,000 installed users (and yes, an update is on the way along with our Windows 8 app).


WPCentral App installed user base

There’s no doubt our explosive growth is keeping pace with Windows Phone adoption and at times exceeding it. We know that’s due to the fact we have a sizeable amount of our audience who are looking to jump to the Windows Phone platform in the future, so for now they’re lurking and learning.

None of this could be possible of course if it wasn’t for you folks, who come here every day for the latest news (and lovingly grumble when things slow down on the weekend). Through your tips, recommendations, comments and general enthusiasm, we’ve been able to grow and shape this site according to your wants and needs.

And it’s been our pleasure.

Twitter growth rate for WPCentral (via Twitter Counter)

Every day we’re humbled to see the passion of our audience and we’re privileged that for a few of us, this is now a full-time job. With new device launches happening every few weeks, the Microsoft-Nokia deal on the horizon, Windows 8.1 and next year, Windows Phone 8.1, we have a lot planned for this site.

We’re not perfect and we’re constantly learning things ourselves, but we’re promising to keep trying harder every day to make this the best Windows Phone site on the planet.

Thank you,

The Windows Phone Central team

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jonno232 says:

Congrats chaps! Your doing a blinding job

rodneyej says:

It's all because of ⬆his guy.. Lets give him a round of applause❕❕

NIST says:

Seems legit.

sachin564 says:

Samsung is using cheapest plastic for their phones,which indirectly is harmful to our skin.They kill people for making profit themselves.Its so harmful for our hands see here http://tiny.cc/klcf6w

sehwar says:

Ya its right samsung is fooling us .....

Thimbro says:

Your welcome.

BK-one says:

I one of the million and million and million

taymur says:

I am one fo those who complain on the weekend :P

 

aside from the great news you deliver, i like the way your write guys.

Glad to be on board. I've actually dropped a few other forums because of you guys - if thats not a compliment, I don't know what is : )

ZeBond says:

WPCentral T-Shirt giveaway is in order. Everyone loves T-Shirts. Everyone in college loves T-Shirts even more.

Congratulations, guys! Looking forward to seeing this community grow even stronger.

BK-one says:

Especially white shirts on hot chicks and cold water buckets near by.

andrew1967 says:

What about white T-shirts on hot guys with chaps,

Nakazul says:

I want a cat t-shirt with it eating a YouTube logo.

Talbot690 says:

I want a t-shirt with the WPC logo eating a cat...

CSJr1 says:

So this means.... More contests to win stuff? :)
 

Rockartisten says:

Nope! It means even less chance to win stuff. :(

husam2277 says:

Thanks for you WPCentral,
WPCentral is part of my life and feeling like a family here... Thanks for the staff, thanks for the members. Congrats WPCentral :)

Odd Tore says:

Best winphone site hands down, grats and well-deserved

ravi.tandon says:

No spare time goes by without checking what's new on WPCentral. I check emails the most, followed by WPCentral and then SMS and then anything else.

n7slc says:

Shoot, I check the page nearly 3-million times a day!

+925 to that. First app i load in the morn and last before bed, and a billion times during the day everytime j pick up my phone, for any new app updates or news

LadyRocki says:

Egads, I thought I was the only one who did this. Glad I'm not alone. It's my most used app daily.

Credo93 says:

Lol me tooo 

I guess we're all equally nerdy.

TechFreak1 says:

haha true, grats guys! keep up the awesome and hardwork :). Come to think of it I think I am an addict!, I have WPCentral to load up as a tab on both my work and personal account, I check the app after I wake up, read the news whilst brushing my teeth, having my breakfast and on the way to work. Sometimes at lunchtime I browse the forum, aswell as on may back home and before going to sleep.. now that i've listed everything down.. I think I need a detox... then again I wouldn't last such a detox LOL.

Awesome to be a part of this.

purevibz says:

And I was here from the very beginning....I love this site.

ryraansh says:

Nice job guys!
Btw, what's that tablet in the header image?

That's the new Lenovo. Hands on /impressions coming probably tomorrow.

ravi.tandon says:

Looks and feels like more bezel than I would have wanted. Any Win8s out there with minimal bezel, would love a 8" form factor having ultra thin attributes overall.

mondokjm says:

Lenovo Miix2 I think

sri_tech says:

That tablet has small bezels. Don't go by that picture.
Check the official pictures by Lenovo or check the Amazon listing.

wpguy says:

Hard to see, but the graph on the display isn't taking up the entire display. That's why it looks like it has insanely wide bezels.

jlynnm350z says:

So where's my free phone. I get a free Windows Phone of my choosing with everyone from WPCentrals autograph right?

purevibz says:

I even won a license plate back in 2011 and didn't check my email on time...LOL

Bobert_123 says:

Not a wp owner but I love the site, writers, and the awesome community here.

Good job guys!

mab664 says:

What are you waiting for? BBM?

Bobert_123 says:

Lol no, although it would be nice. I have become to used to BB10, and it's predictive keyboard, unified "hub", best in class security, and amazing swipe gestures. BlackBerry just works for me, but if I ever had to switch it would definitely be to wp.

Hate to break it to you but uhhh BB isn't doing so well so you might be jumping on WP sooner than later.

Bobert_123 says:

They just got a billion dollar investment, a new and dedicated CEO, and recently made a cominment to continue making hardware. I'm pretty confident they're going to be around for a little bit longer. 

Marco Gomes1 says:

That´s another good thing we got going on here. Even if someone doesn`t own a windows phone he can still voice his thoughts (respectfully) around here and not be trashed by ten thousand fanboys who think you`re an idiot if you dont "follow the leader". I  was "stalking" WPC for weeks before i finally decided to ditch android and buy a Lumia920. I would say WPC had a BIG part on that decision.

Bobert_123 says:

So true, I have never been bothered about my device choice once on wpcentral, but ironically I have been trolled on multiple occasions on CB. 

Go figure lol

No problem, I do what I can.

Dave Blake says:

That's good stuff right there. Nice to hear it.

Luminatic says:

Super. Keep up the good work!

kidjenius says:

Wow, congrats! All you guys on the team should share a beer or two tonight!

procen says:

Yay, Sam is buying digital beers.

JimiDiGriz says:

This site and app is part my daily routine and therefore life. Don't always agree but do always keep reading.

Awesome really loving you guys and girls!

purevibz says:

Much love WPCentral.

Acbuono5 says:

Looking forward to see what you guys have planned for next year!

mr toes says:

Woop we love you guys!

BK-one says:

Great work, take the weekend off and celebrate, no wait, don't do that. Might get complaints about the lack of articles.

Darren Walsh says:

Congrats lads! Keep up the good work!!!

flowerboy says:

Hats off to you bro, keep on the good job

MilkyTee says:

Well done guys, you do fantastic work. Love the app and the content.

TexasDude says:

Way to go on the iMillion 3. :)

rubenbest says:

Hey Dan is the interview still going to happen? I sent an email.. You might be busy with 3 other million people email you lol

Shoot, forgot...lemme respond now.

TheDarKnight says:

Congrats guys. wpCentral is the best source for all Microsoft.

wngafook says:

Thanks to you and your entire team. Great job!

sym1a1a says:

I too have been with the site since the early beginning, I remember when Daniel did almost everything himself and how excited we were when Jay got the app up and running, its truly a testament to Daniel and the entire team for all they have accomplished in so short a period of time , congrats guys

3 million! Wow! Go WPCentral!

KKRLessey says:

Here's to the next 3 million!!

raul_junior says:

The amount of times I visit wpcentral is unhealthy

snowmutt says:

Oh, we sick ones are all with ya...

snowmutt says:

My favorite site. Love this community. It is kinda stupid, but even though I love me WP, WP Central really adds to the WP experience.

Marco Gomes1 says:

Not stupid at all. My thoughts exactly.

Jefe32 says:

cool job guys

txDrum says:

Thank you y'all!

EMajor75 says:

I feel that I am WPCentral! I use the app so much! I can't stay away! Thanks and congrats!!!

Schikitar says:

Wpcentral on my 920 is the first thing I look at every morning... and lunch and dinner and bed time, oh dear! Keep up the great work!

erzhik says:

Can we get some prizes?

Jayflip says:

Congrats! You've done a nice job with this site and I'm looking forward to what you'll do next...

Prensescim says:

WP Central: Cheers!! Woohoo!!

Kheba Kohli says:

I must say that I researched a lot by reading articles on WPCentral before jumping onboard with Lumia 1020. Coming from iPhone 4 i couldn't have been happier. Yes there are some niggling issues but I hope they will be ironed out in due course of time.

kbilly70 says:

Any word on Instagram? Kidding, congrats and great job!!!

Judge_Daniel says:

Congrats, guys. It truly is impressive how you all stay so enthused about WP.

AccentAE86 says:

Huge congrats and an even bigger THANKS!

msualum says:

How do your numbers compare to those of the evil empire's Droid site and the drone's iPhone site (assuming that the red headed stepchild (BB) is out of the mix all together).

Oh they do more, but they do less than their market share would suggest. Translation: proportionally speaking, we do more than iMore and AC, so if/when WP market share grows, our site will be very large. We're more like CrackBerry in terms of domination.

I'm number 1!!!

GO Ahead!!!! Comment about it!!!!

Say I'm not!!!!

I'll show all of you!!!

a5cent says:

If every news site was run as well as WPC, this would be a better world! Congrats!

Any thx for the statistics. I've been wondering for a looooong time.

ltjordan24 says:

Congratulations. Here's to many more years of continued success.

Etios says:

Congrats guys, wpcentral rocks!!

sicnus says:

Far from perfect!

The feeling is mutual!

diftor says:

Ownage by Daniel. Fatality!

AccentAE86 says:

And just the fact that it shows that 2/3 of the readers are non-US, you Americans can stop talking about how the US is THE most important market for windows phone.   ;)

 

(not trying to start a war, just feeling a bit silly today.  Don't take me seriously)  

schlubadub says:

Agreed! It's also ammunition against those that say "this isn't in the US, therefore it's not important" (in regards to non-US apps, releases, or news)

YetiBoney says:

Although I agree with your overall point, I have to point out that unless another country has more than 1/3 of the readers, then by that metric the US is actually the most important market for WP.

Warren Dance says:

Congrats, how many app downloads?

WinFan1 says:

Congrats guys

uchiha21 says:

You're welcome!

Nakazul says:

Well, everybody else said it so I'm not going to say anything ... ahhh who am I kidding, love your work.

TrustySnooze says:

Keep up the great work.

Congads!!!! Thanks for bringing up the latest news. And great to hear about win 8 app

mrskycar says:

Add me to the list.

iamtenchi says:

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Soypan says:

I open the App like 10 times a day, you made me an addict :S, but congrats! :P

NIST says:

I know the feeling. It's freaking ridiculous.

Great job, guys. We appreciate you!

LaNiQuE says:

I came from webosnation be4 it was called that Tim wrote an article that convinced me that a switch to windows phone would be good Os for webOs lovers and for me it has been since I'm not crazy about IOS or Android so though I miss Derek I've grown to love Dan Rich Sam and our favorite app developer Jay

PapiHenry says:

First thing I check when I wake up is the WPCentral app. Last thing I check when I go to bed.

schlubadub says:

Haha that's what I do too! I'm actually reading this in bed now, contemplating going to work soon (it's 7:30am)

procen says:

Yay, I'm glad to be part of the community.

Nitaino says:

Thank you guys! Best Windows Phone source!!!!!

JoRdaNeK says:

My other 2,999,999 accounts i use for competitios have made the news wahey! :D

ramyZgHR says:

Congratulations guys! Keep up the great work!

Yusuf Nazami says:

Celebrations are in order, we should have a promotion going on to have WPCentral app on Windows Phone store free for 24 hours please :)

CanGueler says:

You guys are doing an awesome job with this site

More Xbox news. I still need other forums/blogs for my interactive entertainment news needs.

Jazmac says:

Congrats. WPCentral .

Ok Congrats!!! Lets make it 10!

And your welcome good brotha!

Nawzil says:

Windows Phone Central is my favorite website for Windows Phone news.

Keep up the amazing work! Best site ever for Windows Phone, it's great having a passionate community who believe in the success and growth of Windows Phone!

cgallaer says:

Congratulations!

you guys are awesome!

louisoneal says:

Must be all dem windows phones sold ;-)

keagohopper says:

I've used all the mobile operating systems, but WP8 is my preference by far. The downward scrolling and the tiles which fit into into each other make it a truly beautiful, clean, and smooth operating system, and I love the SkyDrive integration over all my devices, that's something iCloud can't do. Well done, Microsoft, keep up the good work.

WP-Swag says:

Congatulations Wpc!

pazces84 says:

Keep doing what you're doing WPCentral!

Nik Rolls says:

Congratulations! You're one of the only tech blogs I consider with reading, and that's saying something.

Rudiepoo1 says:

Keep up the great work guys!  I love having "This" site as my number one go to for everything WP8!!!

eroselim says:

Now a free WPCentral app would be great for thanksgiving celebration. Lol. Anyway, Good job WPCentral. 

 

Cheers!

schlubadub says:

There's no difference between the trial or paid version... Except you get to show Jay your appreciation for a buck with the paid one ;)

marlasota says:

I just love WPCentral and now it's become my routine to read your great service every day.

"(and lovingly grumble when things slow down on the weekend)" - lol

DaiaX says:

As Nokia said, we should aim for the next billion people that doesn't know WPCentral and WP :P

Excellent job guys! Keep it up!

sanshiro says:

Felicitaciones, WPC! 

omedetougozaimasu! 

Rick Smits says:

Keep up the good work.

rodneyej says:

You're welcome.

lippidp says:

I appreciate that the writing has improved as of late. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

mythos13 says:

Congratulations WPC team. You know you're doing it right with a growth rate like that.

teriansilva says:

You are welcome!

wangsa86 says:

If it wasn't for WP Central, I wouldn't have been using a windows phone at all. WP Central keeps me updated.

umovies says:

congrats, and its only gonna get better and better

Laura Knotek says:

Congratulations and thanks for being the best Windows Phone site!

The best windows phone site on the planet? How is that possible it already is. Haha well at least I think so.

p4nfa says:

You bloody rippa, Good on ya mate!

psutherland says:

You guys Rock! :-)

Congrats guys!  You're doing a great job, not a surprise your readers base is growing!

 

 

Lumia 8x says:

I think this app needs a massive overhaul when wp8.1 cones out. It still got the wp7 designs elements all over the place. And better commenting systems too.

keezdriver says:

I started with wpcentral last November. Love it! Waiting for the Windows 8 app. You guys are great.

polychromenz says:

Yau congrats guys

ruisolid says:

You deserve all the success guys!

Micah Dawson says:

I absolutely love the site and this is my most used app outside of the dialer, internet explorer and messaging. Absolutely amazing site I have learned so much from.

Micah Dawson says:

Oh and Daniel Rubino and his sarcasm is always a highlight.

schlubadub says:

Haha yeah, I haven't seen a smack-down for a while though :(

One of my favorite daily apps! Great work!

Blkacesvf41 says:

Thanks WPCentral and everyone in the forums community, you guys are doing an awesome job! I cannot wait for the Windows 8.1 app!

You're the best windows phone site!!

RN50 says:

Best app on the WP market. Would have easily left WP if it wasn't for this app keeping everyone in the loop.

Yakkob says:

Happy Dayz \ /

fpostrow says:

Congrats guys and keep up the good work. Its what brings us back day after day and hour after hour. Now, anything you can do to get ATT to put 16GB and wireless charging back in the 1520? Hey, its worth asking.

schlubadub says:

Woo! Congrats guys! I wish I had those numbers on my own sites ;)

Well, that was quite an emotional article, love it here with all the latest and greatest news, simply awesome. Thanks to each and every one of you @WPC and that includes the members. Jay, it's good to know that the Window 8 app is on it's way finally, although I never really find the need to use my desktop anymore after getting a Windows Phone.

mayur89 says:

Your app should be highlighted in 'Must have apps' column :) your app is my source of knowledge about windows and windows phone updates :) thanks guys..... :) i have suggested this app to many and will continue to suggest new chaps to win phone :)

terrokkinit says:

Love you guys!! Thanks! :-D

I don't even have a WP, but I read the site everyday. Congrats!.
Keep improving from now on

A huge virtual fist bump to you Daniel and everone else involved with this site. You guys do an absolutely wonderful job!

Only suggestion would be a more regular podcast, but I'm not telling you anything you do not already know needs addressed so just keep up the great job!

Rockartisten says:

I've been on here almost everyday since spring 2012. I saw an offer to get an app for free to a site called WPCentral, and from then on I've been hooked. I guess free offers do work. :)

rajkumarr says:

 WPCentral is the first app I recommend to friends buying WP.

Great job guys!! This site is a treasure trove for WP users and hats off, for that.

jdv.seishin says:

Congrats! Thanks for keeping us informed us well regarding Windows Phone related stuff. Keep up the good work!

Byrese says:

This site is my go-to site for all my wp8 Questions. Thanks

WP8dot89 says:

This site and all information you've provided is the reason why i am now a proud windows phone owner. Bought my L625 two weeks ago and looking forward for L1520 and L1320 release.

mythos13 says:

I just looking at the Alexa rankings. WPCentral's global ranking is 4296 and iMore is a 4193 but WPCentral's growth curve is much steeper so WPCentral will be passing iMore soon if it hasn't done so already.

Top 3 sites I visit. Love WPcentral!

Warbler says:

Make the app free to celebrate

frenzydude says:

Well deserved. Way to go WPC!

dbam987 says:

Achievement Unlocked: The first 3 million is easy

Awarded for attaining 3 million unique visitors in a single month.

Keep up the awesome stuff! Meanwhile, I'd like an XBox One WPCentral application to be available on the XBox One / XBox 360. Hop to it! The Windows Phone application is great.

mwright53 says:

Let's celebrate! Lumia black and WP 8.1 for everybody

Marco Gomes1 says:

YAY!! Portugal (Madeira island more precisely) is included in those "rest of the world" two thirds :-)

 

Raza_8 says:

I'm the 4% and growing..start from my samsung focus next it was Lumia 900 in white then came my current Red lumia 920. I want to buy that red Lumia 1520 but only if 32 gb storage and Qi wireless. am gonna wait and see what you guys think on both the 16/32 gb first then decide. THANKS WP CENTRAL and DANIEL between you and Paul Thurrott's im well informed wp user. CHEERS

gdinger says:

You guys rock!! I wad a huge WebOS fan previously, but now all in for Windows Phone!!!
Wireless charging with the WebOS phones got me hooked and now I can't live without it

Geronimo928 says:

Exciting! This news has inspired me to buy the app! CONGRATS

No no, we thank YOU guys!

joanzen says:

Congrats guys! It's a little worrisome how many times per day I check out your app. Now quit high-fivin' each other and find out when that 929 is coming!

visnit14 says:

On this mega occasion lets make WPcentral a free app.What say jay!!!!

Graven Pshya says:

Thank you Windows Phone Central! One of my favorite sites.

Ravikumar401 says:

Hi wpc guys, in this celebration, make this app as free.

Rick Dahl says:

Great job. I love this site. I will admit I think it's an addiction.

Bruno Sain says:

Great job guys,and thank you.

Kawikz920 says:

holy crap.

I love this news. Glad to see WPC grow along with WP8 marketshare :) 

Good Job guys, keep it up, and do more improvements to the site ;)

LadyRocki says:

Grats WPC. Keep it up. There's more coming.

Thanks for this site! Wonderful info and insights!

Awesome. This calls for some celebration. Maybe a WP giveaway? :P just saying

slamx3 says:

Congrats WP Central amazing Job!! Keep up the great work!

Daniel, you are one of the main reasons this site is growing the way it is. Your unbiased articles make this site one of the best tech sites on the web. Its surely one of the first sites I visit first thing in the AM to get my Windows updates. Thank you Daniel and the rest of the wpcentral team for a great job and wish you all continued success moving forward!

My personal thanks to all of our readers! You guys are awesome! :D

Neo Nuke says:

Glad you came on board to deal with Microsoft's ongoing three-screens-and-the-cloud progress. Love getting Xbox and Windows 8 / Surface news at my favorite phone site. Cheers Michael

I visit this site daily. Absolutely love it. Well done, WPC!

nokiauser911 says:

I check like every hour!

pallentx says:

I knew them before they were cool

sri_tech says:

When i started following this site, probably im the only one from India.
Now i am seeing more and more people from India visiting this site which makes me very happy.
Growth of WP/Lumia is fantastic after introduction of WP8, especially with the launch of Lumia 520/620/720.

Congrats guys.

nokiauser911 says:

Okay! How about making WPC app free for a day to celebrate the occasion?

Nebulaeus says:

This site is fantastic.  I keep up with Windows Phone and actually Surface news on this site all the time.  I really like that you let the community know when important apps get updated.  The app is also really well done (can't wait for the Windows 8 version).  Keep up the good work, from a loyal reader and fan.

Congrats!!!! I love your site on the mobile devices too.

Tragic says:

Congrats guys :) traffic news❗

slimz0r says:

The only place I go to get my WPx news! Gj guys!

Thanks for all the information you share with us - first thing I check in the AM and last at night - must say I don't see myself going back to a iPhone anytime soon 

shaharukhs says:

NYC n keep going on

inferno434 says:

Thanks to you all at WPCentral. First site/app I check for on my phone and throughout the day. Congrats! Here's to the next 3 million and more.

QilleRz says:

This site, fantastic ! Good job wpcentral team :)

issu ismail says:

I visit the app more than 20 times a day! Quite addictive. Have Recommend to friends as well. Great job guys! Love from india

AntonyJoseph says:

Congrats guys. Keep up the good work. I love this place. Hope that we keep growing and so does Windows Phone.

ratkutti says:

This is by far the longest thread of comments in this site i guess, love WPC!

QilleRz says:

Nah. Check Vine for Windows Phone post. It has longer comment thread. Haha lol

MrA2Z says:

Good job folks. WPC should remove weekend from their calendar :)

Sarang68 says:

Time for Steve Ballmer to shout
Windows Phone Central ! Windows Phone Central !
Windows Phone Central !
Windows Phone Central !

NykoAlly says:

Love you guys!

VanillaFrog says:

Not only the planet Dan. The universe. Haha.

rupanidm says:

More than the article content, i sometimes look/hunt for Daniel's comments! They r so perfectly put there.. Like the one above - 'The feeling is mutual'

Nice one. Keep the faith. Here's the to the small apple.

Ravikumar401 says:

Lets make it free now so that every one will enjoy all the features of wpc

swizzlerz says:

Glad to only be one in 3 mill on.. 6billion was starting to get to me.

Gintonic820 says:

Great job! :)

Greetings from Croatia.

saputraj says:

Congratulation from Jakarta. I have WPcentral pinned on my LiveTiles. Great site with superb contents.

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