Top Ten Posts of November 2009

In case you missed them, here are the posts that generated the most reader engagement last month as measured by

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  1. Do You Make These 10 Mistakes When You Blog?
  2. Book Notes: Mentor Like Jesus by Regi Campbell
  3. Book Notes: Derailed by Tim Irwin
  4. Why Agents May Be Opposed to Self-Publishing
  5. Friends, Critics, and Trolls
  6. Five Ways Your Company Can Benefit from Twitter
  7. An Invitation to My Mentoring Group
  8. The Space Between the Stimulus and the Response
  9. Don’t Leave the “Social” Out of Social Media
  10. The Gentle Art of Conversational Ping Pong

If you are a blogger, you should be using It provides far more information that Google Analytics alone. It is specifically designed to measure “engagement events”: the individual actions readers take online as a result of your post.

For example, my top post had the following:

Number Description
12,339 Page Views
393 Twitter Retweets
221 Delicious Tags
175 Blog Comments
9 Digg Tags
9 Digg Tags provides you with this information for every post. I find it very helpful in determining which posts are connecting with my readers.

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  • Bret Capranica

    Michael, thanks for this. I just glanced through PostRank. I am assuming it is the PostRank Analytics portion you are referring to (the $9.00 a month service)? Do you happen to use the PostRank subscription service? If so, how does it compare to Google Reader?

    Thanks for all of the great content.
    My recent post Tweets for 2009-12-05

    • Michael Hyatt

      Yes, I am referring to the service option. I don't use the subscription service, though I am using the PostRank add-in for ForeFox. It enables me to see the PostRank score for every article. It's pretty cool—and FREE!
      My recent post Top Ten Posts of November 2009

  • Shelby

    I'll have to check out postrank. interesting.

  • KenB

    Dear Michael,

    Just a brief note to express my appreciation for the time and effort you put into your blog. I myself do not have a blog but have been sending my daughter some of your hints and tips over the past year or so. She has incorporated some of your ideas and suggestions into her efforts and is making great progress. Perhaps it's just "Dear Old Dad" bragging on his daughter, but if you're interested, her blog is called "Something To Write About". I'm proud of her! It's fun to watch your children's efforts grow and mature. Keep up the great work, Michael!

    My recent post I Wanted to Be Ramona