We at Web Analytics World wanted to wish you, our valued and loyal readers and amazing bloggers, a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
In order to celebrate the end of 2013 (which sounds a bit dire, but really isn’t) we’ve decided to share with you some highlights of our blogging year and let you in on some not so secret plans for WAW in 2014!
First Things First
What were your favourite posts for the year?! We took a look at our Social Metrics to find out which posts were most viewed, most commented on and most liked/tweeted/shared or 1+’ed and have them down below for you to re-read (or read for the first time). Was there a post that you really liked or learned a lot from? Let us know by commenting on this post!
Most viewed in 2013
We’ve had so many great posts this year but we couldn’t list them all for you so we’ve picked the top 5 for the most pageviews category:
- How to analyze and report ‘Average Visit Duration’ in Google Analytics by Himanshu Sharma
- 5 Things Vendors of Tag Management Systems (TMS) may not tell you by Lukas Oldenburg
- View-Through Conversion Tracking in Google Analytics by Tyson Kirksey
- Here is why SEO is not for Small Business Owners by Himanshu Sharma
- 4000 clicks and only 2000 visits – a Case of Referrer Amnesia by Lukas Oldenburg
Our top 5 most tweeted posts were Ralf Haberich’s post on increasing your offline ROI in first place with 475 tweets, Matt Aster’s post about taking the politics out of your A/B testing is in second place, third place goes back to Ralf with his post about digital intelligence models, fourth place goes to Himanshu Sharma’s article about SEO and small business owners and fifth place is Himanshu’s as well with how you to analyze and report the average duration metric in Google Analytics.
Most Facebook Likes
Topping our Facebook likes list is Himanshu Sharma’s post about reporting Organic Keywords, second place goes to April Wilson with her post profile pictures and whether or not people really notice what you’re wearing in them and third place goes to Himanshu’s article about why SEO isn’t for small business owners.
Most Google +1′d
One of our newest bloggers Tyson Kirksey tops out this list with his view-through conversions tracking post, Himanshu’s SEO and small business owners comes in second on this list and in third we have Lukas Oldenburg’s post about the trick to reporting clicks and visits on your site.
A new category along with Facebook Reach but some of our posts have received a clear positive reaction in the number of +1′s received, the first one of these is our post on how to make money from your website and the second is from Chris Elvery, providing you with 10 considerations when building a website.
A new category for our review this year is LinkedIn and April Wilson’s attire for hire post tops this category with an amazing 108 shares. Coming in second is Ralf Haberich’s digital intelligence model post, and in third we have Tyson Kirksey’s view-through conversion tracking post.
WAW Plans for 2014
We’ve got some great plans for our WAW site and we hope if any of our bloggers or readers have things they’d like us to improve that you’ll contact us at email@example.com. Here are a few things from our list of 2014 to-do’s:
- A new layout for our Featured Bloggers page with some new members, remember to check back in 2014 to see who’s who!
- We have a few new bloggers coming in to contribute articles about their fields which means that as well as the content you’d expect to see from us we’ll be bringing you more industry news, content & opinions on Social Media, SEO tools, Marketing tips and more!
- We’re going to increase our activity on Google+ which means joining our circles gets you our latest and greatest news, event information and general industry tips
- If you want to write for us send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell us your ideas.