Search bloggers around the globe are celebrating the holiday season by giving the gift of competitive intelligence. From sharing their most popular posts to giving up all of their precious web statistics – a community of search bloggers are sharing more than they ever have.
First we have Andy Beal’s Marketing Pilgrim with a post on his top 10 posts for 2006. Andy’s number one post of the year was Dr. Google Sends Pain Relief, which is no surprise. Adam Lasnik of Google made a name for himself and helped out Andy’s new blog by sending Andy a bottle of pain reliever for his AdWords woes.
Rand at SEOMoz opened up his doors and handed the keys to the community by sharing most of SEOMoz’s 2006 stats. SEOMoz’s top post of the year was surprising a post not written by Rand, but rather contributing writer “Oatmeal.” He wrote 5 HTML elements you probably never use (but perhaps should), not directly related to SEO but rather a post on overall web design. What I find interesting about his stats is that his traffic by month is not incredibly stable, the sign of a true link bait artist.
Graywolf followed by providing his year end review. Graywolf doesn’t share his most popular post, but he does his visitors count and Alexa rank, top referrals and Feedburner stats.
SEOScoop also provided her 2006 stats showing her monthly visits doubling over a 8 month period or so.
Let’s not forget Search Engine Land Stats: December 2006 Preview. Danny will hopefully update it at the end of the year.
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Matt from Small Business SEM posted his stats for 2006. I am sure you all remember his Top 21 Signs You Need a Break from SEO, well, if not, I do. That post is his number one post for the year.
Lee Odden of Top Rank Blog shares some of his stats, including his top blog post of 2006.
Bill of SEO By The Sea shares some of his stats. Bill’s top post was Google Acquisitions, Bill’s most commented post was 20 Ways Search Engines May Rerank Search Results and Bill’s also posted some of his most favorite posts of the year.
I posted 2006 stats for Search Engine Roundtable just now. I share a lot of information as well.
Greg Linden posted his top blog entries of 2006, number one being In a world with infinite storage, bandwidth, and CPU power.
Brian Smith shares ComparisonEngines.com 2006 Traffic Stats, it is nice to see a such a niche niche blog doing so well.
Pandia shares, Google Operating Systems shares, SEO Optimise also shares, and even the Google Blog shares their stats and best posts with the community.
Matt Cutts has now shared his stats for 2006.
Eric Goldman shares his top posts and stats for 2006.
ShoeMoney screen shots of Google Analytics for his blog.
Web Analytics blog shares their analytics and top posts.
Chris Boggs writes 2006: The Year in Search Reviewed part I and part II.
Also, we have WebmasterWorld’s top 2006 thread summarized.