What were the hottest subjects for discussion and exploration among digital marketers in 2013? Looking back at the year in contributed columns, we’d deduce that mobile marketing, changes at Google, LinkedIn developments, and programmatic media buying were top of mind.
On Marketing Land, we published columns contributed by practitioners in a variety of disciplines: Email Marketing, Analytics & Marketing, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Display Advertising, Marketing Strategies and Search Marketing. Here’s how the pageview counts stacked up for the various column topics in 2013:
Now, this chart isn’t exactly scientifically sound, for various reasons. We published more on some topics than on others, and traffic is also likely to vary by day of the week. And then there were the columns we started up mid-year, like Marketing Strategies. Still, I found it interesting and encouraging how spread out Marketing Land’s column traffic was in 2013.
Many thanks are due to our dedicated and expert columnists who contributed such excellent content this year. Thank you all! In 2014, we aim to recruit even more talented and insightful columnists to cover the diverse range of issues facing digital marketers!
And, now, without further ado, the top 10 columns published on Marketing Land in 2013, as measured by pageviews via Google Analytics.
Our Top Digital Marketing Columns Of 2013
1. The Death Of The QR Code by Aaron Strout for Mobile Marketing, published 4/4/13. Facebook shares: 608, Tweets: 565, Google +1s: 71, LinkedIn Shares: 261
7. R.I.P. Edgerank: How To Optimize For Facebook’s Newsfeed Algorithm by Jordan Kasteler for Social Media Marketing, published 10/15/13. Facebook shares: 308, Tweets: 487, Google +1s: 121, LinkedIn Shares: 133
10. 3 Proven Social Media SEO Opportunities by Kelsey Jones for Social Media Marketing, published 1/14/13. Facebook shares: 181, Tweets: 624, Google +1s: 154, LinkedIn Shares: 329