Most-Tweeted Blog Posts of 2010: Facebook case study, social media marketing human factor, antisocial media, and more
Here’s why I like “tweet count” as the ultimate metric for a blog post. It’s basically a resounding “yes” to the oft-asked marketing question, “would you refer this to a friend?” Sure, you can look at “visits,” but that may be a better indication of a
good headline than a good post. Even “time on site” only tells you that someone stuck around longenough to kick the tires, but it doesn’t mean they got enough value from a post to take action.
As with any analytics tool, the Topsy Retweet Button isn’t perfect. Based on our traffic through TweetDeck, it seems to undercount the retweets on many posts. I’m pretty sure one of the posts below has some serious over-counting issues. And there has been a hanging chad or two.
Nevertheless, it remains the best way for us to gauge what posts have value for you. So, without any further ado, here are the 10 posts you told us were most valuable in 2010, along with a quote from your peers about each post…
- Facebook Case Study: From 517 to 33,000 fans in two weeks (plus media coverage)
- Please Be My Friend: Taking the first step beyond just being on Facebook
“Does social media feel like you are going back to Middle School? … – Last one to be picked for Kickball!” – @TravisLowSEO
- Social Media Case Study: Facebook plus integrated marketing helps raise $950,000
“Good use case on integrated marketing and Social Media #marketing” – @ahall3649
- Internet Marketing: Landing page optimization for beginners
“Interesting conversion heuristic methodology of predicting conversion: C = 4m + 3v + 2(i-f) – 2a” – @adamboettiger
- Twitter and Social Media: Pointless babble or pot of gold?
“Nice post – should have been called 10 ways people are actually making money from Social Media rather than ‘babble’” – @GaryPHayes
- 2010 Internet Marketing Predictions From Your Peers: Twitter will lick its wounds, think beyond the desktop Web, scent marketing, and more
- Social Media Marketing Human Factor: Finding the right person for the job
“Social media efforts not taking off like you hoped? Maybe you just don’t have the right people doing the right things” – @sradick
- Local Social Media Marketing: How your peers use Twitter, Facebook, and blogs
“Valuable insights on H2 use Twitter, Facebook, blogs. Note ineffectiveness of content automation” – @CBWhittemore
- Social Media Measurement: Are you getting value out of Twitter and its peers?
“Getting value out of SMM: w/ technical info too” – @brandon_west
- Antisocial Media: Social media marketing success does not lie in you
“Are you an egoblogger? Focus on quality not quantity” – @KSWhittaker
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