Top Posts and Commenters for March 2012

April 2, 2012 — 27 Comments
Top Posts and Commenters for March 2012 | Joseph Lalonde

The book on March 2012 has closed.

March brought record breaking temperatures for those of us in Michigan. It also brought record breaking stats to JMLalonde.com.

Lets take a look and see what March brought in terms of Top Posts, Top Commenters, and Site Statistics.

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The top ten posts were:

  1. What Can 20 Seconds of Insane Courage Do For You?
  2. 5 Simple Ways To Become More Likeable
  3. Have You Really Invested in Kony 2012?
  4. The 20 Mile March
  5. What is Your Leader Chasing After?
  6. Book Review: Tales of the Everyday Workingman
  7. 5 Leadership Lessons from Star Wars
  8. It’s Not Easy Being A Superhero
  9. 5 Ways To Savor Your Marriage Relationship
  10. Accidents Happen

Most of the posts were from March but a few were from past months. I believe this will not be the norm as the site gains more content. Older content will continue to be viewed and become more prominent in the top posts.

The top five commenters were:

  1. Kimanzi Constable
  2. Dan Black
  3. TC Avey
  4. Jon Stolpe
  5. Larry Carter

Thank you once again to all of my commenters. You guys are creating a dynamic and vibrant community! The wisdom and knowledge that can be gleaned from the comments is astounding. Keep it up guys!

The site statistics:

  • Visits registered a growth of 47.7%
  • Unique Visits grew 55.53%
  • Pageviews were up 30.58%
  • Unique Pageviews grew 37.58%
  • Average Time on Page was up 5.59%

I’m very pleased with the site statistics this month. The amount of growth experienced surprised me.

Traffic was steady for the most part. There were three days that seen tremendous traffic. Even without those anomalies, traffic was up considerably.

This is encouraging. It also reinforces the notion that consistency and content will bring in readers.

Question: If you blog, what was your top post for the month? Why do you think this post was the most popular? If you don’t, what was your favorite post? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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  • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

    Great to be part of this community! Thanks for the mention, Joe.

    The top post over at my blog was a repost titled, Ten Things Every Small Group Leader Should Know. Here’s the link: http://www.jonstolpe.com/2012/03/07/ten-things-every-small-group-leader-should-know-2/

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      My pleasure Jon!

      That was a great post. I’ve found that list posts tend to do really well. Have you found that to be the case?

      • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

        Yes, I’ve seen the same trend. I posted the Top 10 Things To Do At Grove City College and that saw a larger audience.

  • http://www.robsorbo.com/p/welcome-from-disqus.html Rob Sorbo

    My top post for March was The Three Hows of Communication. I got kind of lucky on this one–a well-known blogger with LOTS of twitter followers tweeted out a link to it. It gave me the highest two days of traffic my blog has ever had! Here’s a link to that post: http://www.robsorbo.com/2012/03/three-hows-of-communication.html

    I only have one scheduled post each week, plus a couple extra posts as I get inspired, so I don’t have a top ten posts for March (unless you feel like including old posts), so I did a top three: http://www.robsorbo.com/2012/04/march-2012-in-review.html This is my first monthly review post, and I can already tell that I have a lot I can add to it.

    • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

      I can see why this was a top post. I just added you to my Google Reader. Keep the great stuff coming!

      • http://www.robsorbo.com/p/welcome-from-disqus.html Rob Sorbo

        Thanks for stopping by, Jon.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      That is great Rob! It’s always nice when a larger blogger shares your content.

      • http://www.robsorbo.com/p/welcome-from-disqus.html Rob Sorbo

        Yes, I was quite stunned. It was Craig Jarrow (Time Management Ninja), who has over 25k Twitter followers!

        • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

          Oh wow. I just started following Craig’s blog and it’s very informative. Having him tweet out the post had to have given you an awesome feeling.

          • http://www.robsorbo.com/p/welcome-from-disqus.html Rob Sorbo

            Yeah, it was cool. It started with a little discussion we had in the comments of Michael Hyatt’s blog. I turned it into a blog post and told him in the comments that I had written about it. I didn’t think it would go anywhere past that, so I was thrilled/surprised when it got tweeted out.

  • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

    Just wondering what stat counter you use. I use sitemeter but was wondering what other options are available.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      I use Google Analytics -https://www.google.com/analytics/ .

      It shows you site traffic, pages visited, where your visitors are from, etc. Includes almost any statistic you would want to know for your site.

      • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

        Thanks! I’ll look into it. Can’t wait to try something new.

        • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

          You’re welcome. I think you’ll really enjoy the information it can provide you on your readers. Let me know how you like it.

  • http://deuceology.wordpress.com Larry Carter

    I’m not sure what my top post was. However, my traffic grew around 20%. I’m not sure what is happening to cause the growth. Consistency, as much as anything, I think.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      That is awesome Larry! Congratulations on the growth.

      Do you have Google Analytics installed on your blog? If so, you can easily find your top post. Let me know if you need help and I can lend a hand.

  • http://talesofwork.com/ kimanzi constable

    My top post was “Featured on the Blog of Michael Hyatt, Now I’m Going To Disneyland”
    http://talesofwork.com/blog/2012/03/featured-on-the-blog-of-michael-hyatt-now-im-going-to-disneyland/ and it was because all the people from Michael Hyatt’s site coming over on the day I guest posted. I had more traffic on that day then any other MONTH! it was pretty awesome!

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      That is awesome work Kimanzi! I got to admit, I’m still a wee bit jealous that you got to post on Michael’s site. But you’re asking and getting the guest spots. Keep it up and you’ll soar to great heights!

      • http://talesofwork.com/ kimanzi constable

        You can do it too brother, you’re an amazing writer!

  • http://chrisvonada.com chris vonada

    My top post for last month was “savory” … http://chrisvonada.com/2012/03/06/morphing-the-word-savor/ – Interestingly, while I took a week off last month, my traffic continues to grow… I’m learning a lot about building community. Exciting times!! Thank you Joe :-)

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      Don’t know how I missed that post but I think I did. It was great Chris! Looks like the community was heavily involved in the conversation too!

  • http://rise365.com/ Michael Good

    Joe, it’s great to hear that you had a good month. I’m enjoying the stuff you’re putting out there.

    The top post for me was one written by my wife, Claudia, “Conducting Inventory” http://rise365.com/conducting-inventory

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      Thanks Michael. I appreciate the kind words. They are encouraging.

      Claudia made a great point that we need to be aware of what we’ve stocked our minds with. If we are not, we may find out that we’re running on empty.

  • http://www.bigb94.wordpress.com Brandon

    Great month!

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  • http://alanamokma.wordpress.com/ Alana Mokma

    Joe,

    It’s awesome to see that your traffic is increasing! It is such an exciting thing when you experience more traffic and interactions.

    My top post ever is: http://alanamokma.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/if-you-knew-the-truth-would-you-still-like-me/ I believe it was because I expressed my vulnerability. I received e-mails from people in multiple states sharing how it affected them.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      Thanks Alana! I know it’s exciting to me to see it grow. When I see the stats, it an encouragement.

      Just read your post and it’s fantastic. I can see it affecting tons of people because of the honesty and truth you shared. Keep it up!