Sometime this past year I decided that I had to stop judging the quality of my posts based on the number of comments and take a closer look at retweets and the main governing factor in the effectiveness of a given post. So, I figured I would put a list of all my posts together in order by the number of re-tweets that each post received.
Here is a few things I learned from doing this.
1. My Search Engine Journal Posts are the top 9. They do a much better job of getting spread than anything from my blog. I think this shows the power of guest blogging on authority sites.
2. Lists are still the easiest for people to relate to and look at. If you look at the SEJ posts they go in order of retweetness as followed: 7,5,4,3. So, it might be that people like longer lists as opposed to short ones as well.
3. Interviews are a great way to boost your own site. The Local Search Talk Series that started this year was the biggest hit on my site. I know this by overall traffic and retweets. I plan to continue this series in 2011 as there are way more people that deserve to make this list. (and a few I am still waiting to get information back from)
Thanks for a great year to all my local search friends, clients, and comrades. There is a lot of big things in store for Nifty this year so stay tuned.