Top 10 PR blog posts of 2013

Stuart Bruce | A PR Guy's Musings screen shotThese were my top 10 read posts this year:

  1. Public relations isn’t part of marketing
  2. How PR can use Flipboard to create magazines
  3. EE customer service eventually comes up trumps
  4. Award-winning Romanian tourism PR campaign
  5. Windows Surface RT rocks
  6. 20 things 20-year olds don’t get – PR re-mix
  7. Philips infographic for first quarter financial results
  8. PR and corporate communications conferences in early 2013
  9. Social media monitoring guide for PR professionals
  10. 80 rules of social media – for PR redux

What’s interesting is that several of them follow the ‘rules’ of what make good posts – “How to…”, lists (20 things and 80 rules) and infographics. This is based purely on views as today most interaction doesn’t happen in comments on the blog, but on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Interestingly two of the posts were ‘off-topic’ and weren’t primarily about public relations or corporate communications.

Visits came from all over the world:

  1. UK
  2. USA
  3. India
  4. Canada
  5. Australia
  6. Germany
  7. Netherlands
  8. France
  9. Philippines
  10. Singapore
  11. Ireland
  12. Japan
  13. Georgia
  14. Romania
  15. Russia
  16. United Arab Emirates
  17. Belgium
  18. Malaysia
  19. Spain
  20. Italy

The most popular browser was Chrome with 40%, followed by Internet Explorer on 17%, and Firefox on 15%. Windows accounted for 60% of visits, followed by Mac 17% with Linux trailing on 4%. 80% of visits are still from the desktop with 12% from mobiles and 7% from tablets. iOS is the most popular OS, followed by Android and Windows Phone with Blackberry hardly to be seen.

I’ve excluded old posts from 2012 and earlier that continue to be popular because they rank well for certain search terms.

About Stuart Bruce

International communications consultant and PR trainer specialising in online public affairs, digital corporate communications, online PR and social media; frequent national media commentator and conference speaker.