In the “career” of every blogger, there is one post that stands above all others – one post that for whatever reason has significantly more pageviews than any other post.
That day happened for me this week. Less than 48 hours after hitting publish on Best. Unsubscribe. Ever.
I dug into my Google Analytics this morning and honestly thought it was broken. Why? This is why:
Yes. You are reading that correctly. In the 48-hour period after that blog post was published, WaldowSocial.com had over 8,000 pageviews. My next closest day was nearly 2 years ago, the day after I launched my website. 100+ blog posts later, I had a pretty good day.
If you think that’s impressive, check out this one:
In less than 48 hours, this post became the 2nd most visited page on my entire site. Again: This is over 2 years, 100+ blog posts, 30+ pages, etc. In less than 2 days, this post passed my about, email subscribe, client and contact pages for most views of all time. One blog post. Holy cats, right?
The reason I share all of this is not to brag. It’s not to build a case study about how to write content that will spread quickly (though I have a few theories on what made this post so popular). I leave the “content rules” up to Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman. Instead, as my old boss from Bronto, Matt Williamson, used to say … I say all of that to say this:
People liked this blog post – a lot.
And because you all like it so much, I have a special treat for you.
On Tuesday next week, I’m going to be hosting a live, “On Air” Google+ Hangout with Dan Sally (the Hubspotter who was featured in the video) as well as Matt Plays (the Hubspotter who filmed/edited the video).
Next Tuesday’s Google+ Hangout will be broadcast live. Want to hear from Dan and Matt as they share the “inside scoop” on the making of this video? Want to watch as I ask Dan some probing questions about his acting career, what it’s like to be famous, and email marketing in general?
See you next week!
P.S. Have you heard the news? Nick Westergaard and I have started a weekly podcast called The Work Talk Show, where we interview crazy-smart folks about how work gets done. Give the latest episode a listen!
DID YOU KNOW…
I recently launched a new online course, Email Marketing Made Simple, that promises to help make you a better email marketer.
-Having trouble growing your email list?
-Not sure what a preheader is?
-Avoiding using the word “free” in your subject lines because someone told you it was a “rule.”
-Having trouble figuring out how to use social media and email marketing together?
-Not sure what you should be testing and how often?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions (or all 5!), I can help.