One of the things its easy to forget when you’ve been blogging for a long time is all the great posts and content you’ve put together over the years. All that effort you put in, potentially lost in the mists of time.
Unless a user finds your posts by a search engine, its unlikely they’ll navigate back over years worth of content – lets face it, who has the time for that?
There is an easy solution to this though – A ’round up’ post. A collection of posts from your blog linked to from another post just like this. It could be your ‘favourite 5 articles’, ‘7 posts you’ve written on a particular topic’, it could just be a random mixture you want to highlight for another reason.
So with that in mind, here is one from me.
I use a tool called Postrank (owned by Google) to help me work out which of my posts are well received and which flop. It scores on all sorts of metrics like comments/shares etc…
So here are my top 8 posts of all time according to my post rank stats – enjoy:
1). Here’s a great way to loose some customers – I got quite miffed one holiday in Cornwall a year or so ago and decided to rant a little on my blog. Right or wrong, this post topped the charts!
2). Do what you do best and delegate the rest – A post about my framework for delegation, essential as your company grows.
3). 7 Super useful resources for busy business owners – Gotta love a list of useful resources. It seems other people did too.
4). Facebook Places – Are you Aware – One of my most commented on posts so it clearly hit a nerve. A post about thinking before you ‘check-in’
5). If I were a solicitor… – Here’s a post for all solicitors thinking about how to use social media. Loads of great ideas, crowd-sourced from others as well.
6). The sale ain’t made ‘til the bill is paid! – Putting together a policy on money and collecting it is essential to any business, large or small. This post gives some hints and tips on this topic.
7). 5 traits successful business owners have – This one got a lot of traction. The title speaks for itself.
8). Cash Flow is King! Guide to setting up a cash flow forecast – My most visited post (and one of my oldest) by a long way. It proves that if you give a bit of value away you get search engine listings and lots of traffic in return.
Now Your Thoughts
- If you’ve been a regular reader of my blog and have others you think I’ve missed out please do highlight them.
- Have you thought about doing a round up post yourself? Its really quite fun to reminisce…
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