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Our Blog in 2011 – The Year in Review

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Like everyone who writes a blog, I always wonder how well it’s doing – how many people visit, what the most popular posts are, are people really interested in the information that I post here, are they really using this information – meaning are they printing out a specific post to perhaps use later on down the road, are they sharing this information —- bottom line —- is it worth it for me to keep investing the amount of time I spend each day?  Luckily WordPress has some pretty awesome tools that track all of this information.

Even though we host our own WordPress blog on our site {rather than hosting it directly on WordPress.com for free}, I did create a WordPress.com account and tied it to our blog – this mean that I can access Site Stats right from the Admin panel of the blog using the fairly new Jetpack features.  Sure I use other site stat tracking options as well – AddThis has a plug in that shows me which posts were shared, I also have a Google Analytics account – but the one that provided me with the most information was the WordPress Site Stats – especially the year in review that they did for our blog.  This is what it had to say.

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 140,000 times in 2011.  If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.  {Wow!  6 days – good grief, better bring LOTS of your favorite beverage if you are going to hang out here at our blog for that long!}

In 2011, there were 45 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 303 posts.

The busiest day of the year was September 21st with 830 views. The most popular post that day was QuickBooks 2012 Announced.

Our top referrers {where people found us} for 2011 were:

  • linkedin.com
  • our own website
  • quickbooksusers.com
  • facebook.com
  • the search engines, of course, played an important role in how people found us

Most of our visitors came from the United States; with Canada and the United Kingdom not far behind.

Our top 5 posts in 2011 were:

  1. QuickBooks 2012 Announced – 9/7/2011
  2. Using Account Numbers in Your QuickBooks Chart of Accounts – 1/09/2009
  3. Straight From the IRS – Social Security Tax Reduced to 4.2% – 12/17/2010
  4. Calculating & Displaying Fringe Benefits on a Certified Payroll Report – 7/12/2010
  5. Freebie Friday – Bookkeeping & Accounting Tasks Schedule – 2/11/2011

I just thought this was pretty interesting and wanted to share it with you.  Have a great day!

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Nancy Smyth, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Nancy Smyth, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.
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I've been using and supporting QuickBooks products since the early 1990's. I've worked with thousands of contractors, assisting them with QuickBooks setup, Certified Payroll Reporting requirements, AIA Billing and Weighted-Average Overtime.


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