Can 2009 really be half over already? We’ve accomplished lots here at thinks Central so far this year, reaching new records in visitors and page views, growing our subscriber count and increasing Twitter friends. But half over?!? Sheesh.
Well, before we move forward to the second half of 2009, now seems like a good time to take a look back at what you all loved so far this year. These posts are the ones you seemed to enjoy the most based on traffic, bounce rate, time spent and comments. And if you’re new to thinks, these should get you started on the right path here.
- Many businesses – especially in service industries – don’t yet have a handle on their online strategy. Which is what led us to ask the following question: Is your business still invisible? Why?
- We all want more customers and search engines like Google continue to work for most companies. That’s probably why these two posts get so much attention:
- Even for companies more comfortable with online, the rise of the social web is causing many to rethink their strategy. Want to know more about how to apply a strategy to social media? This review of the POST Study by Forrester Research – part of our Book Review of the Week-ish series – seems to be helping many answer that question.
- Assuming you have a social media strategy, many still struggle with Twitter. For most, its key identifying traits are the amount of media attention Twitter gets and the perceived difficulty in using the tool to make money. So it should come as no surprise that four separate posts got lots of love from you this year. In no particular order, these are:
- Finding useful tools takes time and energy. So it’s no surprise that our posts comparing Jimdo to SiteKreator, Webnode, Weebly and WordPress and Jimdo adds social features get a lot of love.
- Of course, getting customers and keeping customers are two different things. Maybe that’s why articles on how to keep customers, like I heart Zappo’s: The best customer service story you’ll ever hear continue to get so much attention.
Finding customers. Connecting with customers. Keeping customers. Yep. That’s how we roll here at Tim Peter thinks. Stay tuned for the next 6 months for more of the same. Only, y’know, better.
Miss one of your favorites? Or is there something you’d like to see us do better? Tell us all about it in the comments.
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