My Top Posts of 2010 on SEO, PR and Social Media for News and Sports

Another year has passed and that means it is time for marketing blogs to do their obligatory top posts of the year roundups. Despite the cliché I like reading them because it is a good way to discover things I may have missed during the year. And on my own blog I’m certainly curious to know which posts brought in the most traffic this year.

So yes I’m joining the club.

Here are my 10 top posts of the year by pageviews:

  1. The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases
  2. The Most Popular MLB Teams on Twitter and Facebook
  3. 10 Quotes on the Apple iPad and the Business of News
  4. The Most Popular NBA Teams on Twitter and Facebook
  5. The Most Popular NFL Teams on Twitter and Facebook: 2010 Season
  6. Survey: Twitter Less than 1% of Traffic to Newspapers and Magazines; Facebook 1%
  7. 25 Major News Sites Ranked by Page Speed
  8. An Early Look at Facebook Open Graph Protocol Integration on News Sites
  9. 10 Practical Twitter Tips for Publishers
  10. Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

The press release buzzwords post is the most popular post I have ever done by any measure. That one really took on a life of its own and it was fun to be a part of it. Six months later I am still getting engagement on it every now and then.

I thought it was interesting that three of my top 10 were related to sports and social media because I write about that only occasionally as a side interest. I guess I should step that up a little next year.

The iPad quotes post is just a simple roundup of thoughts from around the industry that barely got noticed on Twitter but it continues to bring in natural search visitors each month.

Another post not listed that did pretty well was News Sites on the New Digg: Who is Active, Who is Gaining Followers? A version that was republished on SocialTimes ended up being submitted to Digg and things took off from there. If my original had been submitted that would certainly have cracked into my top 10 overall.

I’d like to thank everyone who has engaged with my blog in some way this year be it a comment, link, tweet, Facebook like, LinkedIn or Google Reader share or just stopping by to read a post.

While I write this blog in my spare time for my own enjoyment it has become a valuable part of what I do professionally. So I am grateful for the connections I have made through it and I appreciate the positive feedback I’ve received.

Enjoy the holidays and have a great 2011.


  1. says

    There is a reason why so many people do these lists–because they work, and it’s a quick and easy way to get everything good out in one punch. Also, so people, like myself, can discover the Most Overused words in PR.

    Awesome job this past year, Adam.

  2. says

    Thanks Melissa, and glad you like the Most Overused Buzzwords post. That one really took off and it was fun to help spark the conversation around it.

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