Overall visits increased by 50.2% and 78.1% of visitors were new. The average length of a visit grew by 19.7% and encompassed 1.6 pages.
Visitors arrived from 91 countries but primarily Canada, the United States (tied) and the United Kingdom. Canadians read 0.47 more pages and stayed for an extra 1:35 minutes, compared with Americans.
The Top 10 Posts
Here's what you read
- The Six Most Influential Word Groups (source still unknown)
- Universal Principle of Influence #1: Reciprocity (has links to Robert Cialdini's other five)
- Audi, BMW, Lexus and Mercedes: Three Lessons From The Salespeople (#1 in 2008)
- Three Lessons from "Networking with Millionaires" by Thomas J Stanley (essential)
- Why Twitter Finally Makes Sense For Building Your Business (are you using it yet?)
- Zig Ziglar's Inspire Podcast: Motivating Messages (I forget to listen new posts)
- Five Presentation Tips From Steve Jobs (a master)
- Three Communication Tips: Jokes, Length, Offense (the final post of 2007)
- Rediscover "Selling The Invisible" by Harry Beckwith (a must-read book)
- Nicolas Boothman: Creating Your 10 Second Commercial (worth re-reading)
Where You Live
Canadian visitors came from 123 cities ranging from Whitehorse to St. John's. Most of you are in Ontario. Here are the top cities:
- Ottawa (was #4)
American visitors again came primarily from California (San Francisco), New York (NYC) and Texas (Houston).
The top three posts of 2009 were also in the top five for 2008. They continue to attract readers for free. Conventional interruption advertising ongoing costs and questionable benefits. Putting content online for search engines to find, gives you ongoing benefits. Isn't that a great one-time investment?
For other marketing tips, check out Marketing Reflections, the new monthly eNewsletter started in July 2009 started for you and my LinkedIn connections.
Thanks for continuing to visit and read.