This first list is a compilation of the top posts on Kikolani, as determined by PostRank‘s engagement analysis. Without further ado, here are the posts readers have engaged with the most.
- Fetching Friday
Many great posts over the last year have been from my Fetching Friday series, where I compile the best posts of the week throughout the blogosphere on a variety of topics, including blogging, social media, SEO, personal development, and more.
- Benefits of Blogging
This five part series covers the benefits of blogging, including having a worldwide audience, building a community, strengthening your interests, learning Internet marketing skills, and becoming an authority in your niche.
- 5 Types of Video Posts for Bloggers
This post includes five types of videos and video posts that bloggers can incorporate into their blog to enhance their blogging content.
- Finding Your Blogging Inspiration
This guest post by Tony Teegarden helps you find the inspiration necessary to propel your blogging efforts forward in a purposeful manner.
- How to Sound Like You Know What You’re Blogging About
This guest post by Tia Petersen talks about establishing yourself as an authority in your niche among your readers by earning their trust and then keeping it.
- 5 Bad Reasons to Quit Blogging
Here are some of those common roadblocks in the blogging path, and a few suggestions on how to get past them.
- The Case For and Against Popup Opt-In Forms
In light of the growing popularity of Popup Domination popup opt-in forms are, pardon the pun, popping up all over. Here are the reasons why bloggers are using them, why visitors dislike them, and some alternatives.
- Increase Traffic and Authority By Listing Your Blog
Learn how to increase your blog traffic and authority by submitting your blog to blogging communities and ratings sites, as well as adding your link to social profiles, forums, and links.
- Why Your Blog Needs a Mailing List
Here are some great reasons to have a mailing list for your blog, plus some best practices for newsletters and opt-in forms.
- Unlock Your Marketing Genius
This guest post by Leo Dimilo shows you essential Internet marketing strategies for bloggers who want to make money online.
- Valuable Commenters vs. Comment Spam
How blog owners can determine comment spam from genuine comments from link builders, and how link builders can get their comments approved.
- How Blog Commenting Makes a Difference
How blog commenting can make a difference in getting exposure for your site, and also a few commenting pet peeves.
- Reasons to Love CommentLuv Blogs
Reasons to love CommentLuv blogs, and how to get the most out of them as a commenter, blog owner, and blog reader.
- 7 SEO Mistakes That Could Harm Your Blog
This guest post by Nitin Aggarwal covers 7 mistakes in SEO that could harm your blog in terms of rankings and user experience.
- Keyword Research for Blogging
This guest post by Benjamin Sappey shows you how to find great keywords for your blog (and blog posts) using Google Keywords Adwords Tool and analyze with Market Samurai and SEOMoz Keyword Difficulty.
- Google PageRank Update – Internal Pages and Top Content Analysis
This post contains analysis of some top content in terms of traffic, comments, social sharing, and incoming links in relationship to the April 2010 Google PageRank update.
- 8 Ways Businesses Should Use Social Media
Think beyond simply promoting your business – here are eight ways that businesses and public figures should be using social media.
- How to Write a Clearly Defined To Do List
Here are some ways to clearly define your social media to do list to make it more manageable and accomplish-able.
- Becoming More Accessible in Social Media Networks
There are many benefits to being easily accessible on social networking sites in terms of building name / brand recognition and community. Learn about the benefits and ways to be more accessible on social media.
- Getting Overwhelmed? Get Organized!
Information overload is all too common in the world of social media and blogging. Here are some ways to organize your sources to keep them under control.
- StumbleUpon Etiquette Faux Pas, Tips & Resources
StumbleUpon etiquette faux pas, StumbleUpon tips, and StumbleUpon resources to make your Stumbling experience rewarding.
- Twitterfeed, HootSuite RSS, and Blog Post Scheduling
How to setup your favorite blogsâ€™ RSS feeds to update your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other accounts, and why your blog post schedule matters.
- HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management Guide for Bloggers
How bloggers can setup HootSuite for the best experience in Twitter management for promotion, monitoring, keyword tracking, and reputation management.
- Twitter Direct Messages: Best and Worst Practices
Examples of the common types of automated Direct Messages sent through Twitter, plus your thoughts on the types of DM’s you prefer and despise.
- Twitter Lingo and Tips for New Users
What you need to know on Twitter when you start out to make it a rewarding experience.
What is PostRank?
PostRank calculates blog post engagement based on the number of comments and social shares through Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Buzz, Delicious, Digg, and several other social networks. The best part it rates your posts in relation to your other posts, not other blogs. This means you are not in competition with Mashable whose posts get thousands of shares and comments.
To find your blog on PostRank, use the search bar under Topics. If your blog isn’t listed, it will ask you for your email address to be notified when your blog is listed in their system, and from that point, it will start calculating your engagement score on future posts.
There you have it… the most popular posts on Kikolani based on engagement. What are your favorites, and do you have any favorites that were not included on the list? Please share them below in the comments.
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