This might be a little bit of inside baseball, but I found it interesting. AddThis, the social stat tracking service that I’ve used on WPCandy for a little while now, sent out info graphics to publishers today that show just how visitors shared content in 2011. I received my info graphic just a few minutes ago, courtesy of Aaron Jorbin.
In addition to WPCandy’s 2011 in Review (which went up a few minutes ago, seriously go read it) I thought it would be fun to offer another round of tag clouds for 2011.
So here’s what I did: I generated tag clouds for the various taxonomies used on WPCandy. I chose categories, people, companies and events. Then I copied the
HTML into this post so we can all see the breakdown of coverage, a sort of snapshot, at this point in time. We have the coverage page as well, but I particularly like where posting these clouds show changes in emphasis from 2010 to 2011.
Another 365 days have gone by, which means it’s time again for WPCandy’s Year in Review. Crazy, believe me, I know.
If you’re the type of person who enjoys stats and traffic numbers, this post is basically designed just for you. Grab a cup of coffee (or your beverage of choice) and reflect a bit on the last year at WPCandy.com with me.
It was brought to my attention that I haven’t posted a WPCandy in Review for three months. What a sham! I’d like to remedy that this afternoon with a combo review post: stats for the last three months, review of major events yet this year, and a look at what we’ll be shooting for in May 2011.
If I had to pick one word to sum up the last few months of WPCandy statistics, it would be: up.
I would say that January was another big month for WPCandy, but I would feel like I’m repeating myself. It seems like every month is bigger than the last, and I couldn’t be more excited about it.
If you’re new, this is a post we do monthly that gives not only insight into what worked and what didn’t for us in the previous month, but hard numbers that show our growth (or decline) over time. Thankfully we’re still headed in a steady upward direction.
Enough intro, let’s look at some statistics.
It’s almost the year’s end. As 2010 becomes 2011, it’s fun to get retrospective. We’re diving into that in a big way here today, first with our year in review post.
Just to be clear: this is WPCandy’s year in review, not our review of WordPress itself in 2010. For that, you might want to check back later today. Right now, we’re looking at what we’ve created this year, what has worked, a little of what hasn’t, and where we are headed next.
Let’s get started.
Is it December already? Time flies when you’re having fun, I suppose. That means it’s time to take a look back at November, in a feature we lovingly call WPCandy in Review.
We want to give you some insight into how the gears are turning at WPCandy, what direction we’re headed, and what worked and didn’t work for us.
This was another positive month. Let’s take a look.