My Top 10 posts for 2011

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It's always interesting to look back at which posts got the most traffic.  Surprisingly, for 2011, many of my top blog posts were not about flooring...many were about SEO, social media and various stories. 

Westchester county hardwood flooringFor 2011, I have 18 posts with over 1,000 hits and 2 that have about 3,000 hits.

So here are the Top 10 sorted by # of clicks (meaning that someone actually opened the post

 

1.  7/10 3,024    Adding Google +1 button to your website

 

2.  1/26 2,908    I have hardwood flooring underneath my carpet. Should I refinish the hardwood or recarpet?

 

3.  7/16 1,860   I just had a customer ripped off by a mover

 

4.  6/29 1,654   Good News! Looks like I will be on TV thanks to my blog. Real Estate Recovery.

 

5.  2/19 1,625   Kitchen Flooring - Which is better - hardwood flooring or tile flooring? Westchester NY

 

6.  12/11 1,504  Getting more backlinks...easily...by commenting on blogs

 

7.  9/22 1,459   I sent my customer to my "competition" | Chappaqua NY 10514

 

westchester county carpeting NY8.  7/6 1,430    Allow some cushion time BEFORE you move in IF you plan to do some renovation work to your new home

 

9.  7/3 1,134    One year of blogging on Active Rain - What a difference a year makes. Plus some SEO tips from a non-techie person.

 

10.  5/23 1,074 Why do people wait until the last minute? A minor rant.

 

When I look back at the half year from 2010, I do have 5 other posts with 2,500 or more hits and my top 2 have 4,900 and 3,900, respectively (I'll need to do a separate dark hardwood flooring westchester NYpost for the all time highs).

Many of my top flooring posts were reblogged, so this does not include the traffic for the reblogs.  Also, some have some other versions on my wordpress site, so these #'s are a bit understated

Knowing this info is helpful because it helps you better focus on new blog topics. It also helps you prioritize which blogs to create more backlinks to and to rebroadcast on social media (I often do this via hootsuite).  My philosophy has always been "spend to strength" or "feed the strong" so I will be looking for ways (especially on my flooring posts) to give them more play.

Have you looked at your Top 10 for the year?

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Gita - Yes, I think many of above were featured.  Thx as always for all your support.

Dec 31, 2011 12:26 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Phil - Oh thank you so much.  Yes, that post was a tad controversial.  Glad you found it helpful.  You may also want to read post #9 as that has some SEO tips on how I'm making things work here.

Dec 31, 2011 12:33 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Phil - Oh and you should definitely read/bookmark this one Most awesome collection of SEO and intro posts for newbies and veterans

Dec 31, 2011 12:36 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Interesting Debbie, I should go back and check mine.  Best to you for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012.

Dec 31, 2011 12:39 AM #11
Rainmaker
774,384
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Good morning Flooring Girl-Congratulations on a wonderful 2011!  I toast to you for an even better 2012!

Dec 31, 2011 12:43 AM #12
Rainer
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Michael S. Bolton
Michael S. Bolton,Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
MN Appraiser

Good Morning Debbie, I'll be have to go back and check which of my posts had the most hits. Like you point out, this is probably the areas I should expand on. Thanks!

Have an AWESOME 2012!

 

Dec 31, 2011 01:12 AM #13
Rainmaker
298,711
Bud & Beth McKinney
RE/MAX UNITED - Cary, NC
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

Thanks for sharing this with all of us -- I will now go check out mine to see where I am.   Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Dec 31, 2011 01:21 AM #14
Rainmaker
1,825,135
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Debbie, I did my top 5 and it really is amazing...and i can say i've checked them all out!  Happy New Year.

Dec 31, 2011 01:31 AM #15
Rainmaker
4,087,158
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Debbie,

Great way to follow up and measure your posts activity! Thanks so sharing these with us..I have read most of them and remember them but a few I need to revisit! Best wishes for a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2012!

Dec 31, 2011 01:34 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Debbie...good list and it's funny what rises to the top.  On AR it is often the posts that help in some techie way or are the heartfelt stories.  Locally, it can be something entirely different.

 

Dec 31, 2011 01:36 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Roger - Yes, you should.  Happy new year to you as well.

Joanna - Thank you so much.  Yes, 2012 is going to be great - for both of us.

Michael - yes, I think it's good for all of us to look.  Best to you for next year as well.

Bud & Beth - Good for you.

Ginny - Excellent.  It's always good to stay on top of that.

Dorie - Yes, you've been a very loyal friend.  Thx.

Anita - Oh yes, for sure.  And, I have tons of local posts that collectively really add up and drive the biz.

Dec 31, 2011 01:44 AM #18
Ambassador
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Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

You had some major hits this year.  I always look forward to your posts - lots of great tips that have really helped me.  Have a great time tonight - Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2011 03:46 AM #19
Ambassador
4,523,328
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debbie- I remember them well!  All so helpful and informative.  Have a great New Years!

Dec 31, 2011 05:21 AM #20
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878,644
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Debbie,  I love your SEO posts! Happy New Year! I hope 2012 is the best year ever for you!

Dec 31, 2011 07:05 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Brian - Thx you so much.  I really appreciate that.

Kathy - tTHat is so great to hear.  Same to you.

Connie - Wow, thx that is so nice.  I hope so too...for all of us.

Dec 31, 2011 07:58 AM #22
Rainmaker
905,350
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Awesome Debbie, congrats and here to a great 2012  :-)

Jan 01, 2012 02:23 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

David - Thx and same to you.

Jan 01, 2012 02:29 AM #24
Rainmaker
1,675,620
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Great job & results you've gotten.

Jan 08, 2012 04:20 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Lyn - Thank you so much!

Jan 08, 2012 05:24 AM #26
Rainmaker
438,463
Paul Peck
Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida - Melbourne, FL
Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor

Great list Debbie. I can't wait to see your 2012 list. ;)

-Paul

Jan 10, 2012 12:55 PM #27
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