Hey guys, have you ever wondered how to learn from your blog stats and how to use them efficiently? Obviously we can get a huge bunch of data about our work beginning from visitor amounts and comments to different numbers and charts.
One thing you can use to improve is figuring out which posts are successful. Knowing your readers and their interests help you to create more interesting content for them. And when the content makes them interested they are more likely to comment and share – and because of these actions the post will get even more clicks and reads and rise higher in Google.
Today is time to see what posts have interested you, my readers, during the first half of 2018 – January 1st to June 30th is the period I checked for this post. Most but not all of the top ten posts are published within last 12 months, however, some posts from the past seen to remain in these lists like forever.
In addition to sharing the list. I also try to analyze why the ones in the TOP10 are the most popular ones. The reason why your content is popular isn’t always the quality – also marketing, your activity in some around the posting time, day and time and many other things can affect. I hope my analyzes and tips will help you improve your blog and marketing tactics. 🙂
If you blog, do you know what’s popular in your site? Do you use your stats to learn more about your audience? If yes, how has that helped you? Are you facing any challenges in understanding those stats?
TOP15 Most Popular Dreamer Achiever Post of the First Half of 2018 and What We Can Learn from These
This posts as well is helpful and was shared in many wedding related group so it reached the target audience very well. Always focus on targeting the right people – you want to help people in social media, not be the spammy one, right?
This kind of topic is definitely something that will interest all people that know you personally or have been reading your blog for a longer while. I believe in my case, some of my relatives thought I will never graduate haha, so obviously they were the first ones to check this one out. Also, since lifestyle and travel blogging medical student isn’t probably the most common thing this topic was even more interesting for the public.
If you’re a lifestyle blogger, you should definitely share your personal stories of big achievements in life – like when you got in the university, graduated, bought a home or get a puppy or child. This kind of things and your thoughts about them seen to interest the public (and relatives).
This post has got many hits by google, so the topic is quite googled. I believe that the content was good as well since this one was written last year and it’s still getting quite many hits monthly.
Like 5 month update, this posts as well is helpful and was shared in many wedding related group so it reached the target audience very well. Always focus on targeting the right people – you want to help people in social media, not be the spammy one, right?
I think this posts got a lot of readers for many reasons: a) I shared this one to many wedding groups in FB where the target audience of this kind of post is, b) my friends and relatives have for sure wanted to see what kind of party we had, c) I was quite active sharing this one around the some in general.
When sharing your posts one of the keys to success is sharing right content in right place at the right time. Think what is the best audience for that specific post, then think where those people hangout and share your content there. Additionally, timing is crucial – for example you should not probably share your summertime holiday tips on November.
This post is one of the firsts posts in this blog. It’s obviously a hit in google. The topic is googled a lot and I assume I’ve done relatively good job with the post because it gets new readers still after couple of years.
With this one it’s the exact same case than with number 5: ”This post is one of the firsts posts in this blog. It’s obviously a hit in google. The topic is googled a lot and I assume I’ve done relatively good job with the post because it gets new readers still after couple of years.”
The popularity of this post has actually surprised me. I guess the timing was right since many people are interested in getting in shape and being healthier especially at the beginning of the year. Also, I back linked to this post in the newer parts of this series. Remember to link back to relevant content in your blog to get more click, decrease bounce rate and also benefit your readers with other relevant information about topics they’re interested.
I shared this post very actively – and not only the blog’s social media but also in my personal one. If you want more readers from your personal networks this is a good way to work. However, be selective when sharing stuff in places like your personal Facebook or LinkedIn because you don’t want to be spammy. But when your genuinely asking for help or sharing things that could benefit your friends it’s good to share the link.
The most popular posts is the one in which I discussed my nose job. I’m still working on the follow up posts for this one since it’s been very popular and also because I think people should be more open about this topic and I want to do my part.
I think the reasons why this posts has been popular are: a) the topic is tabu and people are curious, b) I guess my friends and relatives where interested to read the background of my decision and c) I think this kind of surgeries are quite trendy so people are Googling them.
What you can learn from this – if you want to write a popular post, create something that interests your audience. Also, if the topic is trendy and googled a lot, you have better change of getting traffic to your site as well. Also, if the topic is tabu and there isn’t much content about it, there will be less competition around.
Was some of these posts your favorite? Or was it some other post? Why that specific post? What would you like to see here in future?