Most Popular Blog Posts

Written on May 8, 2007 – 4:26 pm | by bigoak |

I’m trying something new on my blog. While I certainly don’t have a blog with hundreds of posts (this will be my 70th posting) I feel like the blog is getting a bit harder to navigate for newer visitors.

So with that in mind I have added a new plugin that will automate placing my “most popular posts” on a page. The plugin decides your most popular posts by calculating most visits or most comments. I have opted to use most visits. So, my viewing public, you will decide what makes the cut on my most popular posts page. Power to the people! You can find my top posts page from the link in the top navigation or follow this link to Big Oak’s Popular Posts.

As of 5/9/07 I am showing the up to five of the most popular posts in each category. I can change it to show the top posts without a category filter, which means the most popular posts in total. Which way is best?

Any thoughts on the importance of unimportance of this usability test? Comments welcomed, as always.

  1. 5 Responses to “Most Popular Blog Posts”

  2. By Church of Integrity on May 9, 2007 | Reply

    It’s a very good move in general to do something like that. Personally I hand pick posts that I feel are important on my blog but I guess my blog is a bit different than yous. This will increase the stickiness of your blog. So I say two thumbs up.

  3. By Shell Harris on May 9, 2007 | Reply

    I toyed with the idea of choosing what posts were important and I may do that one day, but I wanted to see what rose to the top on its own first. It will be an interesting experiment.

  4. By Hobo on May 10, 2007 | Reply

    Sounds like a good idea. We’re updating our blog and this sounds like a good thing – available for wordpress I assume?

  5. By Shell Harris on May 10, 2007 | Reply

    Shaun,
    Yes, my blog is using WordPress and the plugin works with WordPress. Here is the link: http://www.macalua.com/2007/02/01/top-posts-by-category-plugin/

  6. By Christine Layug on Sep 17, 2008 | Reply

    Wow its looks great i will apply it in my wordpress blog but i don’t know how to apply it?anyone can help me regarding application?

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