Posted by Trevor-Klein
At the end of every year, we compile a list of the very best posts and most popular and prolific people that have been published on the Moz Blog and YouMoz. It’s a really fun way to look back on what happened this year, and an insight-packed view of what really resonates with our readers.
Here’s what we’ve got in store:
- Top Moz Blog posts by 1Metric score
- Top Moz Blog posts by unique visits
- Top YouMoz Blog posts by unique visits
- Top Moz Blog posts by number of thumbs up
- Top Moz Blog posts by number of comments
- Top Moz Blog posts by number of linking root domains
- Top comments from our community by number of thumbs up
- Top commenters from our community by total number of thumbs up
A huge thanks goes to Dr. Pete Meyers and Cyrus Shepard; their help cut the amount of time creating this piece consumed in half.
We hope you enjoy the look back at the past year, and wish you a very happy start to 2015!
Earlier this year, we created a new metric to evaluate the success of our blog posts, calling it … Read the rest
Posted by Trevor-Klein
After asking Roger to work overtime to crunch these numbers, we’ve whittled the posts down to the cream of the crop, and have organized them in several different ways:
- The top Moz Blog posts by unique pageviews
- The top YouMoz Blog posts by unique pageviews
- The top Moz Blog posts by number of thumbs up
- The top Moz Blog posts by number of comments
- The top Moz Blog posts by number of linking root domains
- The top comments from our community by number of thumbs up
- The most active community members by number of comments posted
This year’s data was more difficult to collect, as we migrated to our new domain in May. My eternal gratitude goes to Cyrus Shepard for helping make sure the right numbers were pulled.
Top posts by unique pageviews
One of the quintessential metrics for a piece of content is its number of unique pageviews. Reflecting our audience’s thirst for advanced SEO, content marketing, and … Read the rest
Just recently, Google has made a feature available that allows anyone to embed their Google + posts anywhere on the web. Google is making strides and following Twitter and Facebook by doing what they always do and taking it up a notch. Website owners and blog users can take any post that they find useful or relevantÂ from any G+ user whose feed they can see, and embed an actual live post onto their site or blog.
Why itâ€™s useful
We know that we can embed posts, but whatâ€™s even more important to know is why we should. The social media platform that intertwines family, friends, and business has made information available to the public on an entirely new level and there are many benefits.
- Any content created in Google+ prior to September 9, 2013 has been stuck there, unavailable to the rest of the World Wide Web. Many great quotes, stories, articles and more that were once only available on G+ can now be
If you build it they will come? False.
The online world is a competitive place. In addition to having a killer website, you also need to update your website with great content. Blog posts are the most popular and one of the easiest types of content to create. But just because you’re blogging,Â itâ€™s not like teenagers are going to flock to your site like teenagers would to a Justin Beiber concert.
You need a comprehensive plan that entails more than simply posting to your blog posts to your company Facebook Page and sending out a few tweets. Here are 5 creative ways to promote your blog content that you might not have thought of:
1. Google+ Communities
Iâ€™ve said it before, and Iâ€™ll say it again: Get on Google+.
Posted by Ashley Tate
Now that 2012 has come to a close, it's time to take a look back at the posts and community members that made the biggest impacts on the Moz blog throughout the year!
This year offered unlimited awesomeness to highlight, but we had to pick and choose. The list includes top posts based on unique pageviews, thumbs up, total number of comments, and linking root domains. We also highlight the community members who left top comments (by thumbs up) and those who left the highest amount of comments throughout the year.
If there are any posts you didn't get a chance to read (or any epic posts you can't wait to re-read), my advice is to grab your favorite mug, fill it with a tasty treat, and curl up in your favorite cozy place to catch up on the best of the Moz blog in 2012. I'm excited to hear your thoughts on your favorite posts, why you think they did so well, and what you'd like to see more of in 2013!
A quick-reference list of the Top Posts of 2012:
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