Hard to believe another year (and decade) is behind us. As we head into 2011, here is a little look back at our little spot on the interwebs, Phoenix Real Estate Guy. I’d always rather look ahead than backwards, but sometimes it’s fun and interesting to wrap things up before we venture off into the future”¦
In 2010 we had just over 704,000 unique visitors to the site, an increase of 11% from 2009. I was surprised at the increase as all the Homebuyer Tax Credit news in 2009 drove a lot of traffic. Pageviews were flat from 2009 with just over two million. Our 2010 visitors hailed from 201 countries ”“ the US leading (by far) followed by Canada. This isn’t surprising, but what never ceases to amaze just how world wide the world wide web is ”“ there are 28 countries out there that on average visit us every day and 81 stop by at least weekly. For the curious, those from French Polynesia spend the most time on the site, those from the Bailiwick of Guernsey the least (yes, I had to look that one up. It’s a group of islands in the English Channel)
My goal for 2011 is to get to one million unique visitors. I don’t think that’s possible unless something extraordinary and newsworthy happens (or I pay for traffic, and I *know* that’s not happening) but it’s a nice round number to shoot for so what the heck. A more realistic goal would be 800K pageviews. More importantly from a business perspective, I’d like to generate 4,000 home buyer and seller prospects for our team of wonderful agents.
Here is a list of “top” posts on Phoenix Real Estate Guy in 2010. It will be interesting to see what 2011 brings”¦
Most Commented Post (234):
Why I deleted my ActiveRain blog posts
2nd Most Commented Post (206):
Does the Real Estate Brokerage Matter to the Home Buyer / Seller?
Most Difficult Posts to Write:
In Memory of My Friend, Joe Ferrara. Rest in Peace.
Drunk driver sentenced. Tells judge it was an “unpreventable accident”
My Friend Dan Keitz ”“ He needs a little help.
Remembering Ryan Geiger: A message for young adults
Most Unique Visitors (excluding home searches) (22,207):
Phoenix Fireworks 2010 ”“ July 4th Firework Shows in the Phoenix Area
Most Facebook Likes (96):
Thompson’s Realty Welcomes Jonathan Dalton!
Most Tweeted (lost count):
We are #1!! Now please make it stop. PLEASE?
The I Can’t Believe I Cried on the Internet but I’ll Do It Again Next Year Post:
The September 11 Healing Field in Tempe. Please, never forget.
Best Guest Post (Bill Risser):
The Perfect Game That Wasn’t And What It Taught Me
Coolest Photo Shoot:
Steel Dreamz ”“ Possibly the Coolest Place in Chandler
Biggest Failed Blog Experiment (someday”¦):
City Guide Gilbert ”“ Blogsperiment #7,387
The Most Fun to Write Post:
Marketing and Selling Real Estate Utilizing the Chinese Zodiac
To all our readers, clients, prospects, visitors, agents and everyone who helps make Phoenix Real Estate Guy what it is, you have my utmost gratitude. This place wouldn’t be what it is (whatever "it" is) without you. I hope everyone has a spectacular 2011!