My Top 5 most popular posts in October

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October post

Another month has gone and it is time for me to share my most popular posts for October. The posts below are the posts that has been my most popular once in October month. Hopefully those posts will still get a lot of visitors in November, but I will also try to analyze them closer to see if I can figure out what have made them the most popular once. Hopeful I can use this knowledge in my future posts here on Techwork to write even better posts about the stuff that you my readers are looking for. If you have not yet read the posts please go ahead and dig in.

My Top 5 posts in October

  1. Review of Samsung BD-D8500 HDD Recorder
  2. Usb 3.0 Superspeed Vs ESATA
  3. Upcoming Phones With Windows 7.5 Mango
  4. My Google Analytics Stats for Q3 2011
  5. 10 Great Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Once thing I for sure can see is that reviews and tips about specific devices and gadgets are very popular. So are How-to articles and posts about troubleshooting a specific issue like when I wrote the post about the issues with the Arras WordPress themes that I use on this blog.

Now I would like to hear which post you liked the best and why? You are also very welcome to come with suggestions for new topics you would like me to blog about.

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21 Responses to My Top 5 most popular posts in October

  1. avatar Karen says:

    Don’t you find the months just seem to fly by these days 😉 I think I missed a couple of these posts, so I’m going to get on over and start reading them 😉

    • avatar Thomas says:

      Hi Karen
      Time sure flies away and so did October. Let me know if you have any great topics you would like me to blog about. I am always looking for new inspiration

  2. avatar Adrienne says:

    Hey Thomas,

    It’s been awhile since I’ve been by but wanted to stop by today and see what your top posts have been for the previous month.

    I can’t believe October has already come and gone. I have no doubt you’ve got a lot of interesting topics under your belt for this month too.

    Hope you are doing well.

    ~Adrienne

    • avatar Thomas says:

      Hi Adrienne
      Nice to have you back here on my blog. I actually have a couple of cool thing coming for November I think. One of them is a review of my new Smartphone (HTC Radar) with the brand new Windows Phone Mango OS. You better come back soon my friend 😉

      • avatar Adrienne says:

        I definitely will Thomas. I was to see that review. One of these days I’m going to break down and get me a more advanced phone. Would love to know how they work first though.

        See you later. 😉

  3. How do you measure top 5 posts? Do you base primarily on traffic or engagement level? I personally would rate a post with 50 comments and 200 visits more popular than one that has 2000 visits all from a Stumbleupon spike with no traffic.

    I find that in 3 years of blogging, I am trying to be more focused on engagement vs traffic for each specific article. Being remembered in the reader’s mind and as somebody they connected with is more important than just visits to an article.

    • Can you do me a HUGE favor, delete the Twitter ID for my last comment. The stupid auto complete used a completely inappropriate item for it.

    • avatar Thomas says:

      Hi Justin
      In this case I have based it on numbers from Google Analytics, but for my top 1 post it is also by far the one that have got the most comments. But I have to agree with you that it is much more important to get people to drop a comment and maybe come back for a reply that to get a lot of traffic from e.g. StumbleUpon that just bounce away again and never come back.

  4. Okay, when I switched my Twitter ID for this comment looks like it fixed the last one. Thank goodness.

  5. In my case the top post on my site tends to be contests by # of comments, but traffic is often a different story and follows trends quite often. I had one post bring 30k visits for a single post in a month, yet only yield about 10 comments.

  6. avatar Bob says:

    Hi Thomas,

    My favorite post is your Google Analytics for Q3 2011. You made me realized that i should include StumbleUpon in my linkbuilding strategy. I’m getting a decent hits from that site just like you said. Thanks a lot.

  7. avatar Los Angeles DJ says:

    Do you base primarily on traffic or engagement level?

    • avatar Thomas says:

      In the case of this top 5 it is based on traffic, but in most cases my post with the most traffic are also often the one people are most active on leaving comments and retweet.

  8. avatar Allyson Stewart says:

    Hi, Thomas.

    Long time no see. I love the way you check back on the articles you’ve written and analyze them. What a great idea. I must confess, I haven’t read each of the posts on your list, but I really enjoyed posts #4 and 5. They were both very interesting and helpful.

    Keep up the great work!

    Allyson

    • avatar Thomas says:

      Hi Allyson
      Great to see you back. Always nice to see visitors coming back to my blog. That means that I am doing something right. I am glad you liked post #4 and #5 🙂

  9. avatar Terje Sannarnes says:

    I have just read all top 5 posts provided here and would like to say that they are really interesting. Most of all, I like to read “My Google Analytics Stats for Q3 2011” blog post.

  10. avatar vishvast says:

    Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is really informative. I am going to watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future. A lot of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  11. avatar Joseph says:

    COngrats! your blog seem very interesting topics.I’ll check them later.

  12. avatar Chris says:

    Great idea for a post Thomas – nice way to help with interlinking. Two of my all time most visited posts were written by my sister-in-law. I wish she’d write more posts. 🙂 Although I just had a post get some attention that is currently taking the top spot so I still have bragging rights. 😉

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