January 15, 2008

Who's Reading: The Top 5 Posts of 2007

Here are the top 5 posts of 2007
  1. Five Presentation Tips From Steve Jobs (posted in July but read most in November)
  2. Refuting Mistruths About Universal Life
  3. Universal Principle of Influence 2: Scarcity
  4. Universal Principle of Influence 1: Reciprocity
  5. Four Habits of Highly Referrable People
This list shows that you like ideas that you can apply. That's great because that's the goal here.

Other Statistics
Traffic comes from three sources
  • 36.0% direct visits primarily from readers who subscribe
  • 33.4% from referrals from other blogs (even online, referrals help)
  • 30.6% from search engines (92.3% use Google)
There are readers from 44 countries:
  1. Canada: 56 cities from Vancouver to St. Johns
  2. United States: mainly from California, New York and Illinois
  3. Singapore
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Australia
Reader prefer Internet Explorer (60%) to to the arguably better FireFox (35%). Most IE users have the old version 6 but all FireFoxers are current. Maybe IE users have corporate computers where upgrades are slower? Overwhelmingly, readers use Windows (94.1%) but some use Macintosh, Linux and even the Nintendo Wii. In the Windows world, XP predominates: less than 5% picked Vista. About the same percentage use dialup internet.

The statistics are gathered by Google Analytics and are surprisingly detailed. Your privacy is preserved: there's no personally identifiable data. There's plenty more

Business Applications
I'm simply blogging as a hobby, to help you become more successful. Imagine if you were blogging for business. The wealth of information is staggering. You can work from facts instead of impressions.

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