It’s that time of year when everyone starts to reflect on what the big stories of the year were and website owners look at what posts were popular.
At Talk About Local we are no different, so in a cynical attempt to jump on the festive low quality contractual obligation content band wagon, here are some of the things you found interesting over the past year.
Our most popular post by a long way was Nicky’s post about localism which came top of the list even though it was only published in August.
In a close second place was Ally Tibbitt’s guest piece A co-operative model for hyperlocal news on the web.
In third place was Police and social media – institutional leadership problems by William.
Clare sneaks in to fourth place with her short post on Facebook Jargon.
William appears again in fifth place with his long form post 100 Million comments a year.
I was going to stop at the top five, but as I have not made an appearance yet, I’ll keep going.
In sixth place is Nicky with her post on Displaying the local weather format on your wordpress.com site.
The seventh most popular post is again by Clare, she explains about 3 ways of building communities on Facebook.
Live web chat with police through your hyperlocal site – hints and tips by William comes in at number eight.
At number nine William (again) with The hyperlocal life cycle.
And finally, at number ten is me with, Police crime mapping site goes live.
Some of the best search terms used by people to find us this year were:
- crumlin swimming pool time table and prices
- builders glossary
- cinema queuing
- hex code for orange*
- idea store opening times
- what notifications happen if you tag a photo
- cheeky girls **
- seat plan meeting room name label
- dog shit
- missing cat poster uk
- 65,000 page views
- 24,000 unique visitors
- 21 visits from South Korea but non from North Korea
Being serious for a moment or two, we have worked with some fantastic people again over the last 12 months and helped them to create some fantastic hyperlocal sites all of which are well documented on here if you want some Christmas reading.
2012 looks like it will be another interesting year for us here at Talk About Local as we continue to work with many of the people and groups we are already engaged with as well as connecting with new people and groups. We also have some interesting new projects lined up with will take us in to some new areas.
We would like to thank all the people and organisations (to numerous to name here) who have helped, supported and worked with us over the last 12 months.
I supose at this point we should wish each of our 24,000 visitors all the very best for the festive season, winter solstice, Winterval & which ever non denominational PC correct ‘thing’ you support to get a few days off work.
Best wishes from Team TAL, William, Nicky, Mike, Sarah, Karen, Clare & Ellie
* it’s #FF6600 if you are searching.
** which one? Nicky, Clare, Karen, Ellie or Sarah?
Away from Talk About Local I take photos, fly my quadcopter and walk my two Beagles.
If I'm not doing any of the above then you'll find me volunteering at my local RNLI station as a press officer.