Following the trend of TV shows having year-ender specials, we would also like to wrap up the previous year and start the new year by looking at the 10 Most Popular Blog Posts at PinoyMoneyTalk.
Looking back, our blog output was merely half of our output in 2009. In 2010, blog posts totaled 104, an average of 9 published articles per month. This was in stark contrast in 2009 when we had double the articles — a total of 206 posts.
And yet traffic was up 60%, with unique visitors of around 5,000 everyday in 2009 peaking to around 8,000 everyday in 2010. Despite the lower number of articles, our total Adsense income was still up 10% compared to 2009. Majority of the traffic and income came from articles posted before 2010, validating our previous conclusion that blogging can provide passive income.
Still several blog articles posted in 2010 became popular among our readers, with one article — our exposé on alleged plagiarism in the Supreme Court — even being picked up by the Philippine Daily Inquirer and made a headline story by GMANews.tv.
Without further ado, here are the 10 most read and most visited PinoyMoneyTalk.com blog posts of 2010.
Combine national elections and a popular 3D movie and you get an entertaining post featuring the Avatar-ized versions of the Philippine Presidential candidates during the May 2010 elections.
A post about a reminder to consumers to be vigilant of companies charging two different prices for one product seems to have appealed to our readers, since this article made it as one of the popular posts of 2010.
A welcome breather from our text-heavy articles is this funny comic strip featuring billionaires Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and their “conversation” about how filthy rich they are.
This simple step-by-step instructions on how to compute one’s earnings in mutual funds surely caught the eye of investors who made a killing in mutual funds in 2010.
Which bank really is the largest in the Philippines? A lot of people wanted to know. This article answers that question.
Mild panic among investors when stocks declined in performance in the latter part of 2010 probably sent them Googling about when to sell their stocks.
Our feature on the Richest Persons in the World never fails to amuse and amaze our readers year after year.
This post perhaps became widely-read because Filipinos wanted to know if they’re “rich” or “poor.” Based on how these were defined in the article, which one are you?
Although published only in December, this post became an instant hot search topic for people who wanted a first glimpse of the new Philippine peso bills. I already got hold of a new 20-peso bill and, don’t blame me but, I still think the new bills look like play money.
Our top post in 2010 is our exposé on the plagiarism allegedly committed by a Supreme Court justice. PMT was the very first site to publish this discovery and the post was later picked up by GMANews.tv (where the article was made headline for a day) and Inquirer.net. The blog post was shared by more than 500 users on Facebook, also making it PMT’s most-shared article.
We also saw in 2010 more than 3,000 Facebook users like our page. If you still have not liked us, now is the time to do it (hint! hint!). Our PMT Facebook page is here.
In 2011, we look forward to a happier, more prosperous, and more exciting times ahead for PinoyMoneyTalk.com. We hope that you will still join us this year and in the coming years.
Happy New Year!