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Last year we were pleasantly surprised to be mentioned as one of two systems to watch and the fastest growing community in the 2010 open source market share report.

This year the data gathering notice email got buried, and we're way behind. This is bad news.
Only you can help.

I know surveys are a complete drag, but it would really mean a lot to me and the community if we continued to be accurately represented in this report for 2011.

If you feel like concrete5 has saved you any time at all, please help us by giving just a few minutes back and filling out this survey. Tell your friends, tweet your link, stick it on your G+facebook-umbler thingie. This has got to be one of the easiest things you could ever do to give back to the community, so please help us all continue to grow!

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011-OSCMS-Survey...

frz
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wagdi replied on at Permalink Reply
wagdi
Done and done :)
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
thanks! here's some more karma comin yer way.
Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
Mnkras
Done - Derp
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
I need to make some more badges for you.

I tasked our designer on this before we left last week so Im eager to see what he's come up with. There was talk of adding a MNKRAS badge just for you. ;)
Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
Mnkras
Thats what im waiting for ;)
JohntheFish replied on at Permalink Reply
JohntheFish
Just done the survey. Well worth a few minutes to support my favourite CMS.
12345j replied on at Permalink Reply
12345j
done
mkly replied on at Permalink Reply
mkly
I always laugh when they ask me about my company. haha.
mesuva replied on at Permalink Reply
mesuva
Me too.

"Yes I'll have a chat with... sales and ...the marketing department about that new idea, and I'll then get ... accounts to invoice you straight after the ...server guys have finished installing your site."

Or when I get a cold call asking for the CEO or Head of Sales... why yes, I happen to be manning the phones today!

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/entries/icons/original/000/003/6...

Edit - oh, and I got one of my ...tech researchers to complete that survey, giving C5 pretty glowing colours. I also got ...the PR department to retweet the survey link.

:-)
mkly replied on at Permalink Reply
mkly
hahahahahaha
Adreco replied on at Permalink Reply
Adreco
Okay :)
Easy to do a quick survey to show support for such an excellent CMS community and product.
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
just gave each of you 500 karma points...

For anyone else who is reading this thread and needs a little kick in the butt.. just sayin.
RadiantWeb replied on at Permalink Reply
RadiantWeb
done. Love c5. hope you fare well this year.

Chad
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
sweet. we love you too, points awarded.

2012 is going to be awesome. I hope this report gets it right. ;)
Fernandos replied on at Permalink Reply
Fernandos
I hate surveys, but just went through the process for you :)
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Thanks! Just sent 500 karma points your way.
adajad replied on at Permalink Reply
adajad
I too hope this goes right, since this C5 by far is the easiest CMS I have worked with.

Oh, and I did my part on the survey as well as I think everyone should to support C5.
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Cool! Sent karma.
gour replied on at Permalink Reply
gour
I did it as well.
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Thanks for helping. Karma sent!
arrestingdevelopment replied on at Permalink Reply
arrestingdevelopment
I'm new to C5 (and content management, in general). LOVE the product. Think the community is one of the best I've ever experienced. Just completed the survey giving glowing reviews!

And @mesuva... I know that feeling! I had the VP of Technology complete the survey. He was really hands-on with the selection process. LOL!
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Glad you're loving it so far, and thanks for taking the time to complete the survey. Karma sent.
jb1 replied on at Permalink Reply
jb1
Forgot to mention, but I responded to that survey as well at the time you asked and gave C5 glowing feedback.

PS. Well done on the great results!
Ale replied on at Permalink Reply
Done.
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Karma sent!
notzen replied on at Permalink Reply
notzen
Done!

I was a big fan of 107 cms but since i discover concrete5 and use it I really like it .
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Cool, thanks for taking the time to do the survey! Karma sent to you.
TooqInc replied on at Permalink Reply
TooqInc
Done and posted the link to Google+.

Good luck on the results. Glad to have you guys doing what you do.
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Thanks for sharing the survey on G+! Karma coming your way.
Landson replied on at Permalink Reply
Landson
completed!
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Thanks! Karma sent.
zoinks replied on at Permalink Reply
Gave a great review. If C5 ceased development, I would be very sad.
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Thanks for taking the time to fill it out! Just sent some karma to you.
madeforspace replied on at Permalink Reply
madeforspace
Done, with pleasure :)
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Karma coming your way!
TheRealSean replied on at Permalink Reply
TheRealSean
I've never clicked so much in a form, hope it helps you out.
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
Steevb
Did it yesterday.

C5 cant die, I'm hoping to run evening classes to train people to use it with HTML5!
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Sweet! Thanks for taking the time to fill it out. Karma sent.
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
The more clicks the better. Thanks! Sent karma.
LucasAnderson replied on at Permalink Reply
LucasAnderson
Done. With pleasure, as always. Looking forward to the results!
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
Steevb
Just posted on Linkedin
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
Steevb
Thirteen more on Linkedin, as of 19.11.2011 or for you guys 11.19.2011.
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Got some karma coming your way. Thanks!
Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
Mnkras
I just got spammed...
afandino replied on at Permalink Reply
took the survey !
afandino replied on at Permalink Reply
took the survey !
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
thanks! sent you some karma points.
clintre replied on at Permalink Reply
clintre
Done!

Taking that survey made me re-live some very bad choices of CMS systems prior to C5.
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Nice! Yeah, there's some familiar names on there and some not-so-familiar ones too. Sent you karma. Thanks for taking the time to fill it out.
hostco replied on at Permalink Reply
hostco
Done.
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
karma sent!
notzen replied on at Permalink Reply
notzen
link posted (and good comment too) on linkedin!
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Thanks! Sent you some karma points.
MrGrowBizz replied on at Permalink Reply
MrGrowBizz
Done! Great to be a user and associated with C5!
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Karma sent!
CBknits replied on at Permalink Reply
Did it already when you first pleaded for help, with pleasure!
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Karma sent!
triplei replied on at Permalink Reply
triplei
chalk up another one as completed.

Here's to continued success & recognition this year!
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Thanks! Sent you 500 karma points.
hereNT replied on at Permalink Reply
hereNT
Took the survey, they didn't have numbers that I liked on some of the questions. Like time to deploy a site was in months, I would say a week or two to deploy most sites I make. Also the lowest amount you could say to spend on a site was 3000 or less, I'd say I spent a few hundred on my own site. Or maybe I should count the hours spent on it as work? :)
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Karma sent!
spjuphigh replied on at Permalink Reply
spjuphigh
I agree that the numbers weren't truly reflective of how easy and quickly you can develop a robust site with C5. So far, I've created over 50 sites - by myself - and it's taken me less than three months to do so.
senshidigital replied on at Permalink Reply
senshidigital
Done!
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Karma sent!
nklatt replied on at Permalink Reply
Roger that! Twas the least I could do. ;)
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Karma sent!
michaelfm replied on at Permalink Reply
michaelfm
" Thank you for completing our survey! " My pleasure :)
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Karma points sent to you!
thephilm replied on at Permalink Reply
thephilm
Done!
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Karma sent your way.
PauloCarvalhoDesign replied on at Permalink Reply
PauloCarvalhoDesign
Done that!
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Sent 500 karma points. Thanks!
arcanepain replied on at Permalink Reply
arcanepain
Done!
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
karma sent!
spjuphigh replied on at Permalink Reply
spjuphigh
Done. I was happy to truthfully say that C5 is - hands down - the best CMS out there.
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Thanks, and I'm glad you dig concrete5! Sent your karma.
kappi replied on at Permalink Reply
completed survey on friday
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Awesome. Sent your karma points.
drm replied on at Permalink Reply
drm
Done..that was quick and easy!
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
karma sent!
SkyBlueSofa replied on at Permalink Reply
SkyBlueSofa
Took the survey. Gave c5 some high praise; it's a great/easy-to-understand and work with CMS.

A friend wants me to learn WP. I just tell him, "No thanks, I'll stick with what I've got."

Keep up the great work, c5 team.
MattWaters replied on at Permalink Reply
MattWaters
Sent 500 karma points. Thanks!
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
Steevb
The results are in!

2011 Open Source CMS Market Share Survey

Results of the survey

Average Weekly Downloads

Concrete5 3,017 +517%

MODx 6,047 +34.4%

DotNetNuke 16,000 +23.1%

TYPO3 9,043 +21.2%

CMSMadeSimple -73.3%

SilverStripe -47.6%

WordPress 644,880 -34.4%

Drupal 22,836 -32.2%

Xoops 999 -28.0%

Tiki 889 -26.7%

Liferay 7,038 -25.4%

Joomla! 86,547 -24.0%

Alfresco 6,115 -12.6%

e107 1,501 -7.2%

Umbraco 5,135 -5.3%

eZ Publish 7,031 - 0

Plone 9,250 n/a

Textpattern 641 n/a


This is not good news........

This is GREAT NEWS!!!

The only way is up!
JohntheFish replied on at Permalink Reply
JohntheFish
I came back to this thread to post about the report, Steev had already posted the details. So here are my extracted highlights:

Introduction: "Concrete5 had an exceptional year and remains a system to watch."

On page 36, C5 has the best brand reputation.
On page 38, C5 has the lowest abandonment rate.
On page 39, C5 scores top in product preference.

In the Summary: "Concrete5 had the best 12 month period of any CMS in this survey"

Now a question. Page 21 says C5 has 2 books in print. I am wondering what the second book is?
PauloCarvalhoDesign replied on at Permalink Reply
PauloCarvalhoDesign
Where can I access the report?
JohntheFish replied on at Permalink Reply
JohntheFish
If you participated in the survey, you will have been sent an email with a pre-release download link. As the link sent to me contains 'me specific' info, I cant post it here.

There is a link to last years survey on the survey web site,http://www.waterandstone.com/book/2011-open-source-cms-market-share... so maybe the current survey will be posted there in due course.
PauloCarvalhoDesign replied on at Permalink Reply
PauloCarvalhoDesign
Ha got it, was on my junk folder!
gour replied on at Permalink Reply
gour
Congratulations to Franz & co.!!!

> Page 21 says C5 has 2 books in print. I am wondering what the second book is?

I wonder too.
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
Got me, I know some people are doing stuff in different languages, maybe
They found one of them

Thanks so much for all your help with this guys. Our results are amazing

Best wishes
Pecked out on an iPhone
spjuphigh replied on at Permalink Reply
spjuphigh
By any measure, a PHENOMENAL REPORT! C5 is poised to become THE CMS that killed the Big 3!! So happy to be one of the early adopters. My friends spout on and on about Drupal and Wordpress, but they simply don't measure up. Congrats!
tommyh replied on at Permalink Reply
tommyh
Survey done!
TheRealSean replied on at Permalink Reply
TheRealSean
? the survey closed a while back

Still not had my email with the report from them either, looking forward to giving it a read
12345j replied on at Permalink Reply
12345j
might be in your junk folder, but its up here:
http://www.waterandstone.com/book/2011-open-source-cms-market-share...
TheRealSean replied on at Permalink Reply
TheRealSean
Ahh found it thank you, it was in my spam folder.

Turns out with gmail you have to choose the spam box to search within it otherwise it will ignore it and just search your inbox, thus my previous searches where unsuccessful.

For anyone else looking for the email it comes from [email protected]