Can you believe this, we started in February 2011 as a side project, a place where a few of us could ‘drop’ the content they wanted and now, in October 2012, State of Search is not only an award winning blog, it has reached the impressive number of 2000 blogposts. 2000!
Most of the 2000 posts are also not just any post, they are high quality content, content which helps the reader forward, helps the reader understand and helps the reader get a grip on their search and social strategies.
With now an actual editorial team in place and a total of 34 bloggers and counting this blog really has become a website to keep an eye on!
To ‘celebrate’ the 2000nd post I thought I would share some interesting stats and facts with you.
But before I do that I’d like to personally thank each blogger on the site, as well as a number of guestbloggers, which I can’t name all. But the blogging team I can, so:
Sam Noble, Jackie Hole, Barry Adams, Lisa Myers, Peter Young, Gemma Birch, Gianluca Fiorelli, Ben Holbrook, Carla Marshall, Paddy Moogan, James Murray, Agnete Pedersen, Jon Quinton, Clarissa Sajbl, Hannah Smith, Aleyda Solis, Nichola Stott, Claire Thompson, Jo Turnbull, Jeroen van Eck, Louis Venter, Neil Walker, Michel Wester, Samuel Crocker, Bastian Grimm, Annabel Hodges, Kelvin Newman, Evert Veldhuijzen, Bryant Dunivan, Martijn Beijk, Claire Carlile, Sam Murray and Marcus Taylor: THANK YOU for all your great contributions!
Did you know…
So now for some facts and figures from State of Search, brought to you in the good old ‘Did you know…’ format!
- Did you know we now have an editorial team?
- Did you know we have a fantastic blogging team?
- Did you know each blogger on State of Search except for one has met me (Bas) in person?
- Did you know the one I didn’t meet in person was Bryant Dunivan?
- Did you know that almost every blogger is also a speaker?
- Did you know we have had some amazing guest posters on our site?
- Did you know most posts were written by Bas van den Beld, over a 1000? (not counting this one)?
- Did you know Barry Adams is the second most poster with 69 posts and Louis Venter with 67?
- Did you know Lisa Myers, Louis Venter, Nichola Stott, Barry Adams and Peter Young have been there from the start? (and me off course)
- Did you know we won an award?
- Did you know last Monday was one of the most successful days on State of Search with around 25.000 visitors?
- Did you know most visitors come from the US followed by the UK?
- Did you know most visitors use Chrome (41%), then Firefox (31%) and Internet Explore (13%)?
- Did you know most mobile users have an iPad, iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S?
- Did you know State of Search has between 2.000 and 5.000 visitors a day on weekdays?
- Did you know 45% of traffic comes through search?
- Did you know the most used search keyword is (not provided) (get it? 😉 )
- Did you know the next most used search terms are “winsor mccay”, “how to increase twitter followers” and “how to use google plus”?
- Did you know Twitter is the second largest referrer followed by Facebook?
- Did you know 54% of social traffic comes from Twitter followed by Facebook (15%) and Google+ (7%)?
- Did you know we have the largest archive of posts about events in the search industry period?
- Did you know the most visited post in total is “How to Share on Google+ from any website“
- Did you know “10 Ways (+ 5) to Increase your Twitter Followers & Essential Tools to do it” is second?
- Did you know they were followed by “How to use Google + – a quick guide and thoughts on Google Plus“, “Ten *Real* Ways to Get More Facebook Likes“, “Winsor McCay Google Doodle: Little Nemo in Google-land“, “Top 15 of Eric Schmidt’s remarkable quotes“, “What is Google+ Really all About?“, “Google is Testing New Search Result Pages, Opinions on Twitter differ” and “How to recognize Twitter bots: 7 signals to look out for” making the top 10 of posts?
- Did you know our Facebook page is close to getting 2000 followers (now on 1984)
- Did you know our ‘reach’ on Facebook is calculated to be “882,835”?
- Did you know most of our Facebook fans come from the UK and the Netherlands?
- Did you know we had almost 7000 comments and ping backs on our posts?
- Did you know our Google+ page is in almost 2000 lists as well?
- Did you know our Google+ page received already over 2000 +1-es?
- Did you know we rank number 2 on “Eric Schmidt quotes” and number 4 on “how to use Google+” and “Twitter bots“?
- Did you know we have a fantastic following of readers (you!)?
- Did you know we are up to many more great things in the time to come?
Stick around and you’ll find out!
What is your favorite?
Please do let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page what your favorite post on State of Search is or your favorite author or what you like in general, we’d love to know!