2013 began with much fun fare and the plan was to write quality blog posts.
Over the year, I wrote about 90+ blog posts and while few performed disastrously, there were few which really stood out.
Simple, I used Google Analytics and found the Unique Page Views. Each of this blog posts have garnered the maximum views from the 90+ that have been written so far.
Other was the number of comments they have generated. Few of them did make enough noise and I was glad to interact with each of the commenter.
What did I really do differently with those?
A close look and we see that 3 of them are ‘infographics’ and the other two are also related to images. No wonder, we love all the graphical stuff and that was the reason I wanted a mix of articles and infographics on my blog.
What fared well and why?
As I see in the list, the post on SEO Trends topped the list and I could see a reason. Who doesn’t want to stay safe with Google? In order to improve rankings and get noticed, we all apply a bit of SEO and knowing what to do helps. That I guess was the reason, this post fared pretty well.
What is the action plan for 2014?
For starters, I have already shared my blogging goals in the previous post. While I do look forward to stick to that, I promise to blog more often and have mix of content.
Infographics did fare well this year and next year it could be videos.
So, finally here’s the list…
Top 5 Blog Posts for 2013
SEO Trends are ever changing. What worked in 2012 might not work effectively this year. We are almost in the middle of the year 2013 and I thought it would be a good time to revisit the SEO Trends for 2013.
Business Blogging should be one of the top most point in any brands content strategy. With advent of Facebook and the ease of sharing it offers, brands do find it easy sharing content over Facebook. But then there are some obvious benefits that business blogging offers that Facebook misses out.
Free Images!! Ha...I see your eyes light up. You have written some great content, but we know that it is incomplete without an image. Images have the ability tell a story and they form an integral part of the many articles we write.
Facebook Image size guide is particularly useful for creation of an effective content strategy for any pages. Before any post I have constantly felt the need of having a image size and dimension chart that would effectively depict how content should be shared.
Pinterest, without a doubt has been one of the fastest and every growing social media platform for brands with over 11 million users. I have always maintained that it is one medium every B2C brands should explore. Pinterest also has a great potential for brands to increase their reach unlike the conventional marketing channels, especially in the emerging economies.