2011 Review of Social Web Thing
The start of a new year is always a fantastic time to take a moment, look back and reflect on the year that was.
I’ve been studying Google Analytics to see how this blog performed throughout 2011, as well as to gain an understanding of what topics are popular, how readers land on the blog and what terms people are searching for.
I’m fascinated by the vast quantities of data that we increasingly have at our fingertips and more importantly how the insights gleaned from this information can be used to inform future content, search and communications strategy – and I fully intend to utilise the data below to shape the direction of Social Web Thing.
- Social Web Thing received 42,664 Pageviews
- There were 47 new posts
- The busiest day of the year was 6 October with 465 views
- The most popular post that day was So You Want to Work in PR? Here’s My 10 Top Tips
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- So You Want to Work in PR? Here’s My 10 Top Tips
- 5 Tips to Pitch Yourself to a Potential Employer Using Social Media
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Top referring sites
- Edelman Digital
Top search terms
- pr graduate schemes
- pr graduate schemes 2012
- social web thing
- pr graduate scheme
- personal seo
The data above validates much of what I already thought about Social Web Thing with regard to content, traffic and search terms. It seems people find genuine value from posts that offer tips or advice on landing a PR or Social Media role. Interestingly, three of the top five posts were written in 2010, but enjoyed fantastic longevity throughout the year. All the numbers have proven insightful and will certainly give me food for thought for the year ahead.