Any great company sets goals. They then track actual results vs. their goals. So, when I was checking my stats the other day, I was very disappointed in myself and areas where I clearly had “dropped the ball” re: goal tracking in 2012.
One tool I find very helpful for tracking social media statistics is bit.ly, a URL shortener.
Why do I like using the service? It provides me with the following stats:
- How many people clicked on my link
- How many people clicked on the article link (all users, that used bit.ly)
This quickly enables me to determine popular content. It also enables me to see what times people click on content. It allows me to see what content my Twitter followers are interested in and find helpful.
If you don’t use bit.ly consider trying it out with the information you tweet, the information you share on your FB page, integrating it into your blog and any information it might automatically distribute to social media channels when you update your blog.
So, with that in mind, here are some of the top “Clicked On” Articles of 2012 per my bit.ly dashboard.
Users found this content interesting and clicked on it in large numbers! In the age of information abundance it is easy to miss great information like this so, if you happened to miss these articles, enjoy!
- Seth Godin: The TED Talk imperatives – http://bit.ly/xPEDdZ
- Seth Godin: Don’t be An Average Worker – http://read.bi/yfL3eH
- How to Use Social Media to Impact Your Google + Search Results http://bit.ly/wKViLt
- Viral Marketing CheatSheet – http://j.mp/wlB9Wg
- History of Photo Sharing – http://bit.ly/xk5zg2
- How to Post Your Tweets at Optimal Time – http://bit.ly/yUC5t2
- Everything you Need to Know About Pinterest – http://tcrn.ch/x7u4f8
- WordPress dominates the Top 100 blogs (also powers BetterBizIdeas.com) – http://bit.ly/JqSrH8
- Google Penguin Update Impact: SEO isn’t dead http://bit.ly/LhQm0Y
- How to Get 100,000 Facebook Fan Page Likes – http://tcrn.ch/MHmiym
To Your Success in 2013 and beyond,