The Post Planner blog grew like crazy in 2013!
We went from 9k unique visitors per month in Dec 2012 to 155k/mo in Nov 2013.
A growth rate of 17x!
The most obvious driver of this growth was our consistent posting. We started the year posting about 3 posts per week — and ended it posting about 6 per week.
That worked out to a total of 180 posts — or about 1 post every 2 days.
Some of these posts did better than others, of course. Some got thousands of shares while others got fewer than a hundred.
Well, that’s what I’d like to explore in this article. Below I’ll list our Top 10 most shared posts of the year — and then analyze why I think they did so well.
In the process, I’ll try to expose some secrets about what makes a post go viral — and also offer some actionable content marketing lessons you can apply to your own blog.
Who knows? Maybe if you follow the advice here, you’ll see a 17x growth in your blog’s traffic by next November.