My friend Gini Dietrich over at Spin Sucks recently shared her most popular blog posts of 2012.
The cool part, aside the links to all the intelligent (and entertaining) posts, is that her friend Adam Singer, who now works at Google, has created an analytics dashboard that makes the process simple. (Follow the link at the bottom of this post to get stats for your own blog.)
First, let me say that this was a refreshing exercise because it did not use number of comments as one of the measures. Instead it plotted the more important reader behaviors, things like pageviews, unique page views, unique visitors, social shares and average time on page.
And guess what? The posts I thought were my most popular ones, in some cases, didn’t even make the list. Read on for the ones that did.