Is it the end of the year already? Seems like it was Spring, then I blinked, and now the year is nearly over.
It’s always interesting and instructive to look back over a year’s worth of blog data to see what people are reading. This year, the most popular article by far was the one on website eye tracking. I’m not sure if it was the content of the article or that big blue eye photo that caught people’s attention.
The most controversial proved to be the post on the Dunning-Druger Effect, which sparked some debate about whether it’s real or I’m just an arrogant ass.
So here, in order, are the 25 most popular articles of 2009 based on Google statistics. They were not all posted this year, but they all attracted a great deal of interest.
- Eye tracking study reveals 12 website tactics
- What if a corporation created the STOP sign?
- The power of color in direct marketing
- 21 great headlines from trashy tabloids
- Cheap direct mail ideas can work wonders
- The Dunning-Kruger Effect and the secret for coping with the incompetents around you
- How to write the “classic direct mail package”
- Why slogans don’t sell
- 7 stupid ways to screw up your direct mail
- Speedwriting: 12 tips for writing faster
- Design and legibility: 10 basic principles of reading
- 5 simple SEO tips to boost your search traffic
- 3 predictions for the future of direct marketing
- Kaboom! The selling magic of Billy Mays
- Design and legibility: 7 tips for high ad readership
- Soup, sand, and rancid cheese: The craziest direct mail test in history
- 30 Timeless Direct Marketing Principles
- What does “freelance” really mean?
- Good direct mail design: let form follow function
- Snap Pack Facts: An interview with Ted Grigg
- Wacky Waiving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man
- Service pricing: Hourly rate or fixed fee?
- The direct mail envelope quandary: plain or bold
- How to use “official” envelopes for direct mail
- FTC cracks down on endorsements and testimonials