I’ve got more to say about the New Year, but let’s start with data around the year in Rands.
The top 5 articles published in 2013 by traffic:
All of these articles fall under the “decent amount of work” category so it’s satisfying that they generated good traffic.
Article count by category for long form pieces:
So, yeah, I write about nerd stuff and leadership. Not a ton of news there. There is more to be said about writing, but I feel I’ve said in prior years.
Other interesting facts:
- The #1 article in 2013 based on traffic was The Nerd Handbook which was written in 2007. Bored People Quit was also in the top 10 and that was written in 2011.
- Since the redesign two months ago, traffic has almost doubled. I’d like say this due to the design, but I have been posting more long form and excerpt pieces which confirms the rule: post more = more traffic.
- Since the redesign, pages per visit are up 17%, visit duration is up 30%, and new visits are up 5%. So, more people are finding this place, they’re reading more, and staying longer. Welcome.