As we’re winding down the last days of the year, it’s useful to look back and see what mattered most during the last 12 months. According to you, Big thinkers, here are the best posts of 2008.
Internet Marketing and E-commerce
Lots of you looked for answers to online marketing, internet strategy and e-commerce questions. These three posts generated more traffic and comments than any others in this category:
- Why the backyard web will change your business for the better
- Is your business still invisible? Why?
- Want to improve conversion? Start at the end
You all know how important Twitter is to our business here at thinks. So it’s no surprise that you enjoyed these posts about Twitter:
- Smart companies use Twitter. Here’s how
- Yet another reason smart companies use Twitter
- What’s the business value of Twitter?
Web Analytics and Testing
Of course, you can’t manage what you can’t measure. Here are the top web analytics and testing posts from 2008:
- The 7 keys to successful web metrics
- How do you know what to test first in A/B tests?
- 3 reasons why A/B testing is always the right answer
And, you can’t manage or measure your online business if you don’t have a web site. These 3 popular posts explained different ways to get one.
- Comparing hosted services for small business websites
- Comparing Jimdo to SiteKreator, Webnode, Weebly and WordPress
- Jimdo adds social features
Many times, the web is just the first step in engaging your customers. This story showed another way to do it:
Finally, while these posts didn’t always get the most traffic, other metrics (low bounce rate, low exit rate, high subscription rate), suggest you really liked them. So, for those of you who missed them the first time through, here are the most engaging posts of 2008:
- Who should builde your website?
- E-commerce performance slumping? A quick way to fix what’s important
- How to set up your first business blog
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