Over 640,000 people visited our sites this year.
To start off the new year we thought we’d highlight some of the most popular and insanely useful content from 2011.
Let us know in the comments if you have any ideas for content you’d like to see in 2012.
Without further ado, here are the top 10 posts on Think Traffic in 2011.
The most popular post last year, both in traffic and in social media shares, was this quick action post inspired by Adam Baker of Man Vs. Debt. Twenty-one different steps that will only take from between 5 and 90 minutes to complete.
If you complete them all you’ll be well on your way to having a successful blog.
Published one year after the launch of Think Traffic, this post looks back at the first twelve months of traffic stats and income for this site.
Also within this post is a detailed plan to make money from your blog.
The most linked to post on this whole site (currently with 65 trackbacks), this post about writing epic content pushes you to work harder on what you publish.
You’ll also find examples of people around the web that always provide epic shit.
We don’t like to advocate many “quick tricks” here on Think Traffic. We think that it is much better to build a thriving audience than it is to get a giant flood of traffic.
Learn how to actually build a popular site in this post instead of just tricking the system.
Read this post and the 13 others that follow in the series to learn how we created Expert Enough step-by-step.
In this video interview we find out how Fraser Cain from Universe Today has been able to build his search traffic to over 80,000 visits a today.
Check out the interview for a behind the scenes look at his strategy.
Leaders think long-term and develop plans that last longer than a month. You can then inspire your readers to get behind your vision.
This post will help you develop a vision for your followers.
8. Debate! Should You Allow Comments on Your Blog? Find Out What Two Remarkably Popular Bloggers Think
We’ve written about blog comments a few times on this site, but this post got a bit controversial. We featured the opposing opinions of Pat Flynn and Everett Bogue.
Check it out to read their two point of views and the 100+ comments on whether you should allow comments on your blog.
To get someone to sign up for your mailing list you usually need to provide them with something special. We created the traffic toolbox to give our subscribers a bonus.
Find out how we tripled our email conversion rate and why we use Aweber instead of MailChimp.
As a part of the MDBP we put together a post on how to choose the perfect domain name, purchase it, and get it all set up quickly.
If you are still waiting to pull the trigger on a domain name check out this post to help you pick the best one.
A huge thanks to everyone that shared a post, left a comment, or contributed an essay this year. We really appreciate it!
What would you like to see us post about this year? Please let us know in the comments below.
Here’s to an awesome 2012.