Are you a reflector or forgetter? With 2013 coming to a close do you find yourself reflecting on the past year or just wanting to forget it and move on to whatever is in store for 2014? I’m a reflector. I love looking back on the year to see what’s been learned, achieved, overcome and enjoyed – both personally, professionally, and socially in the world. It’s been a year since we’ve started blogging about internet marketing here at Half a Bubble Out, so it’s only appropriate I take the time to also reflect on our past blogs and recap the most popular internet marketing tips we wrote about in 2013.
Here’s to 2013: check out this video from Google about the major moments we all experienced in the last year:
Top Searches on Google
We can tell a lot about ourselves as a society by what we search for online. Google’s top trending global search of 2013 was Nelson Mandela, who has been a constant international symbol of strength and peace. But also according to Google, the most searched “What is” question asked by users was “What is twerking.” Not surprisingly it went right alongside the most searched person of the year, Miley Cyrus. Does this mean at the heart of society, we’re looking for strength and peace, but get lost in silly distractions like a ridiculous looking dance made popular by someone who is trying to find and reinvent themselves? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Top Internet Marketing Related Searches
In the internet marketing world Google was the top searched for Fortune 500 company, followed by Facebook and Apple. In case you missed it, the top searched Meme was Zerg Rush and Grumpy Cat topped the list as the most famous internet animal. Tumblr was the top social media site, Black Friday was the most searched for event, Gangnam Style was the most searched for dance moves, and Engadget “a web magazine with obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics” was the top blog. All of this tells me we have become a technologically advanced people, who like our stuff, but also like to take a break from it all and have a good laugh.
Our Top Blog Posts
At Half a Bubble Out we strongly believe in celebrating our successes, even the small ones. We also like to practice what we preach to our clients, which is exactly why we went full speed ahead with this whole internet marketing blogging thing a year ago. Our top 3 blog posts in 2013 year were:
1. SEO Basics: How to Add Keywords to a Website – receiving 3,245 views
2. 8 Reasons That Answer: Why is Social Media Important for Business – receiving 1,861 views
3. Internet Marketing & Traditional Marketing: What’s the Difference? – receiving 879 views
Why is this important?
Our blogging efforts this past year lead to an increase in organic growth to 5,000 monthly visitors to our website in November which translates to 10 times growth or 1000% in under a year! We have blogging to thank for it. To get more context about this organic traffic growth we experienced, check out this blog.
What does this mean for us and more importantly, you? Well it shows us that internet marketing works if you have a good strategy in place and remain consistent. It tells us that small business owners are searching out ways to learn and grow their business using online methods like search engine optimization and social media. It also shows us that people are changing and adapting from the traditional marketing ways into the relatively new world of internet marketing.
We’re excited about 2014 and what it will bring. We are committed to keeping you up to date with the latest and greatest internet marketing tips to help your business prosper. So whether you are someone who wants to reflect or forget this last year, let us encourage you to do both! Take the time to reflect on what worked and what didn’t, put it in the past and move forward with a new and improved internet marketing strategy. If you’d like help getting started, contact us!