Top Content Roundup in 2016: Social Media, Content Marketing & More

Top content roundup

Have you analyzed your blog’s top content?

You’ve most likely heard that blogging is a marathon. However, do you have a hard time deciding what topics to cover that offer the most value to your readers?

If you’ve answered yes, you’re not alone. By analyzing our top content, we can determine if our overall content marketing strategy is hitting the mark.

For the last five years, we have analyzed the content with Google Analytics that brought the most visitors to our website through. It has been fascinating and insightful learning what posts and subjects are performing the best.

For 2016, our 10 top content posts included:

  • 5 list posts
  • 9 tutorials and how-to posts
  • 1 tips post

The topics for the top 10 posts included:

  • 8 social media related posts
  • 1 post on blogging
  • 1 post on marketing

R & R Web Design LLC’s Top Content of 2016

The following is our top content according to Google Analytics and how we have categorized each.

  1. How to Preserve Social Shares When URLs Change in WordPress With Digg Digg

    How to Preserve Social Shares When URLs Change in WordPress
    Category: Social Media
    Content Type: How To
    Publish date: May 25, 2015

    Although the WordPress social sharing plugin, Digg Digg, has not been updated in 4 years, the traffic to this post shows that website owners are still looking for a way to preserve social shares when they change the URL structure in WordPress.

  2. Do You Oxford Comma?

    Do you Oxford comma?

    Author: Christine King
    Category: Blogging
    Content Type: Tips
    Publish date: February 16, 2015

    Christine King hit a home run with the Oxford comma topic. This post continues to not only get hits, but interesting comments, and some opposing views.

  3. Top Social Media Trends to Skyrocket Your Business in 2016

    Social media trends

    Category: Social Media
    Content Type: List / Collaboration
    Publish date: January 28, 2016

    This was a fascinating roundup of the top social media trends by leading experts in the field.

  4. Google AMP postHow to Remove a Like from a Link on Facebook – AMP Version

    Category: Social Media
    Content Type: How To
    Publish date: August 9, 2012

    This is the first year that an AMP page has made our top 10. The non amp version has placed the #1 spot for the last 5 years. Although originally published in 2012, we continually update it to make sure it stays relevant.

  5. Google+How to Claim Your Official Google+ Custom URL

    Category: Social Media
    Content Type: How To
    Publish date: October 30, 2013

    Last year, this post captured the #8 position. Published on October 30, 2013, the post and continues to rank in the top 10. This is an important reminder that our older posts need to be checked and updated if needed to make sure they are relevant.

  6. How to Set Up Twitter Login Notifications for Added SecurityHow to Set Up Twitter Login Notifications for Added Security

    Category: Social Media
    Content Type: List / How To
    Publish date: August 21, 2013

    This 7 step post graphical tutorial is a security related post that ranked #10 last year. Although it was first published on August of 2013, it has been updated with Twitter’s current recommended settings to enable two-step authentication.

  7. How to remove your home address and cell phone number from FacebookHow to remove your home address and cell phone number from Facebook

    Category: Social Media
    Content Type: List / How To / Tutorial
    Publish Date: February 20, 2014

    This social media privacy related post details steps on how to remove your home address and cell phone number from Facebook. It also shows how to set up Facebook login approvals as a second layer of security to be sure that no unauthorized logins take place on your account.

  8. Missing Google Reviews: Solving the Mystery

    Missing Google Reviews: Solving the Mystery
    Category: Social Media / Marketing
    Content Type: List / How to
    Publish Date: August 5, 2015

    Solving the mystery of missing Google reviews continues to receive visits. If you are new to Google reviews, this is a great start on what they are. If you have received reviews and discovered some missing, this post may help solve the mystery.

  9. 9 Strategies for Creating Powerful Instagram Captions

    9 Strategies for Creating Powerful Instagram Captions

    Author: Melissa Hyder
    Category: Social Media
    Content Type: List / Numbered / Tutorial
    Publish Date: February 25, 2015

    Melissa Hyder also hit a home run with her post on strategies to create powerful Instagram captions that was published in February 2015. It also ranked #2 for our most visited blog articles for 2015.

  10. How to Remove a Like from a Link on Facebook

    How to unlink a link on Facebook
    Category: Social Media
    Content Type: How To
    Publish date: August 9, 2012

    For 5 straight years, this post has placed in the #1 most visited slot. Published in August of 2012, it has been updated over the years to make sure the information is current. This reinforces the need to keep older content updated and relevant.

Our next top 10 (11-20)

  1. Todoist Review: A New Perspective on Task Management
    Author: Chloe Zeabari
    Category: Tools
    Publish date: June 12, 2015

  2. How to Set Up Google Authorship in WordPress in 3 Simple Steps
    Category: Social Media
    Content Type: How To
    Publish date: April 19, 2013

  3. Surprising News on How Often to Post on Instagram
    Author: Melissa Hyder
    Category: Social Media
    Publish date: March 26, 2015

  4. How to Properly 301 Redirect a Page – SEO Best Practices
    Category: SEO
    Publish date: March 30, 2015

  5. How to Stop WordPress Comment Spam Using WPBruiser
    Category: WordPress / Content Marketing
    Content Type: List / Numbered / Tutorial
    Publish date: June 8, 2016

  6. 4 Great Examples of Evergreen or Cornerstone Content

    Author: Christine King
    Category: Blogging / Content Marketing
    Content Type: List
    Publish date: February 5, 2014

  7. Social Warfare Plugin Review: Supercharged Social Sharing
    Category: Social Media / Content Marketing
    Content Type: List
    Publish date: September 23, 2015

  8. GroupMe and Slack Reviews: Terrific Ways to Communicate
    Author: Chloe Zeabari
    Category: Tools
    Publish date: July 16, 2015

  9. Top 5 U.S. Social Networking Sites – Share of Time Spent – comScore
    Category: Social Media
    Publish date: February 21, 2013

    Note: Since this post includes statistics from December 2012, we will be publishing an updated post that includes relevant stats.

  10. Facebook Hacking & Strategies to Keep Your Account Safe
    Category: Social Media / Security
    Publish date: November 30, 2012

Take Away

Our goal for our blog is to help you succeed by providing helpful tips, tutorials, and breaking news about web design, SEO, social media, content marketing, and more. It has been fascinating analyzing the most visited posts on our website each year.

Over to You

Have you analyzed your website’s visits? If so, did you use Google Analytics? Have you discovered any interesting results? I would love to hear your story.

Lastly, I would like to express my deepest appreciation for your support in 2016! Here’s to a happy New Year and all the best in 2017!

Top Content Roundup in 2016: Social Media, Content Marketing & More was last modified: January 10th, 2017 by Robin Strohmaier
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Robin Strohmaier

Lead web designer and owner at R & R Web Design LLC
Fascinated with the growing potential and power of the Internet, Robin founded R & R Web Design LLC in the Chicago area in 2000. As creative director, she is passionate about helping others reach their Internet objectives through a strategic online presence with results driven custom web design, ethical SEO, and social media marketing.

Fascinated with the growing potential and power of the Internet, Robin founded R & R Web Design LLC in the Chicago area in 2000. As creative director, she is passionate about helping others reach their Internet objectives through a strategic online presence with results driven custom web design, ethical SEO, and social media marketing.

This article was published on: January 9, 2017 and was last modified January 10, 2017
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4 comments on “Top Content Roundup in 2016: Social Media, Content Marketing & More
  1. To say that this blog is pure GENIUS is such an understatement. It’s one stop shopping for the best of the best content from my favorite blogger! BOOKMARKED! Thank you for upping my game!

    • Hi Heidi,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words. It has been fascinating analyzing what posts brought the most visitors to our website. It is amazing that social media topics continue to dominate the visits. Thank you for all your support!
      ~ Robin

  2. Emmerey Rose says:

    Hi Robin! You’ve got some really interesting articles. Thanks for sharing! Will have to check them all out 🙂

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