Future Buzz Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of 2013


We’re about to wrap up another year of publishing at The Future Buzz and head into year 7 of this site. Some of you have been here from the beginning and have read nearly everything we’ve shared, which is amazing (& extremely motivating to everyone who writes here).

Anyway, as usual we’ll list out what you, the readers, found most interesting this year with our top 10 most popular posts published in 2013.

1. Applebee’s Turns Selfish Customer Into PR Nightmare

2. Working Absurd Hours Is Not A Badge Of Honor

3. Why McDonald’s Use Of QR Codes To Find Nutritional Info Is Brilliant

4. The Cost Of Interruption Visualized

5. Your Commute Is Likely A Cause Of Unhappiness

6. Reader Question: How Do I Start A Career In Digital Marketing?

7. The Slow, Inevitable Death Of Cable TV

8. 3 Useful And Creative Analytics Resources To Check Out

9. AM/FM Radio Is Already Over, And No One Will Miss It

10. Social Media Masters Programs: They Exist, And It Makes No Sense

How to easily create your own year-end wrap of your most popular posts (PS: you should):

If you use WordPress (or any CMS that uses year as part of your URL structure) plus Google Analytics and want to do a “wrap” post of 2013 for your site’s most popular content (that was published this year) too, it’s super easy.

I’ve built a “most popular 2013 posts” Custom Report that will quickly give you a list of your most popular posts this year. Just click this link, select the site you want to see popular posts for and then update the date-range to be from the start of this year until today. Now you can export the top-10 posts from this year into a Google Doc, copy-paste into your CMS, add an image and an intro and you’re good to go.

I would encourage you to publish an end of year wrap of your most popular posts too. Why? It’s always useful for new subscribers to get a wrap of what was popular, show existing readers what the community enjoyed most, as well as provide personal guidance for what you should create next year.

Here’s wishing you a great 2014 and thanks for being a member of our community.

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