Yes. We are changing the world one blog post at a time.
Well, maybe not changing the whole world, but maybe we made a difference in Peculiar, Missouri or Ordinary, Kentucky (yes, those are actual city names, and I’ve always wanted to mention them).
Going over the Ranking Edge analytics today, I saw that there are five blog posts that stand out as the most read. In case you missed them, we are graciously listing them here so you can peruse through them at your leisure.
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Our Top 5 Blog Posts
Drum roll please.
Coming in at number one and far outranking the next four is our post about the Genesis Responsive Slider. My love remains strong and loyal to Genesis themes, but apparently people are wanting more documentation on this WordPress slider made exclusively for Genesis.
This post not only had the most readers, but it also has the most comments. As of today there are 89 riveting comments.
#2 People want to see Google Font Examples!
As you may or may not know, I am a fan of the Dynamik theme for the Genesis framework. If you are noticing a Genesis trend here you are correcto mundo. I. Love. Genesis.
The Dynamik theme lets you easily use Google fonts. But since their volume of fonts available has become massive, they stopped showing examples of them. So the resourceful person that I am, I decided to make my own examples and share them with the world. I told you I was making the world a better place.
Without further ado, I present to you the number 2 blog post.
Little side note: There might be more than 147 Google fonts offered now (not sure). Nevertheless, that damn blog post took forever to put together and I don’t have plans to add more.
#3 Yoast is the Most
Maybe not the most but it rhymes and it did make the top 3.
If you aren’t using the Yoast SEO WordPress plugin, you are missing out on the very best search engine optimization plugin ever made. Download it here.
One of the things that this incredible plugin does is “creates XML sitemaps and notifies Google & Bing of the sitemaps existence.” Every once in a while (quite rarely) the sitemap does not function properly. Guess who has a fix for that? We do and here is where you can read about it.
#4 Google goes Crazy with Manual Actions and Penalties
Surprise! Back in March of this year Matt Cutts and Google went a little nuts with their dislike of guest blog posts. They decided they would make an example out of one particular website and anyone that used it. I’m sure there were others but it seemed to focus mainly on the one that I refuse to mention here.
These manual actions can be found with Google Webmaster Tools and they scared the pants off of many webmasters (including us). But Google would remove the manual action/penalty if you followed some fairly easy steps that we outlined in our 4th most popular blog post.
#5 Media Temple Hosting Smackdown
After a nightmarish experience with Media Temple WordPress hosting, I put my fresh wound thoughts in a blog post that made our top 5 blog posts list. Not wanting to relive that experience, I will simply post the link.
And there you have it. Our top 5 blog posts! Which one is your favorite?