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Monday, November 26, 2007

Top eLearning Posts

Given the nomination, I'm not sure how much new traffic will come to check out this blog, but I know that it's always hard to come to a blog and get a sense of what the person talks about. This is the reason I created the First Time Visitor's Guide. However, it's been a while since I last updated this page.

Based on my Aha Moment - del.icio.us as Indicator of Valuable Content I've tried to go back and figure out what people were finding valuable.

I first took what I was getting from Google Analytics to see what was viewed over the past six months (approximately 125,000 page views in total). You'll notice that it skips from roughly 600 to 300 in the number of views. That's because I started including pages based on number of del.icio.us bookmarks. Roughly pages that were saved five or more times, I included. See another sort below...

Post Views Comments Bookmarks
18,308
247
6,890 16 152
4,337 11 35
2,345 17 67
1,988 6 40
1,820 9 24
1,724 2 11
1,655 6 98
1,503 0 1
1,500 22 52
1,368 1 22
1,206 17 21
1,199 3 23
1,155 8 6
1,147 2 28
1,140 9 43
972 1 6
967 0 1
959 38 16
949 1 1
911 10 20
880 2 5
847 7 3
837 4 11
832 4 10
814 8 5
754 3 40
702 5 25
701 6 13
667 5 1
602 2 20
298 15 8
276 5 5
237 5 12
180 2 5
109 1 15
107 4 8
106 1 12
57 9 9
51 2 5
46 4 6
31 0 5
19 5 7
16 2 6


Then I did it again, but this time sorted based on number of del.icio.us bookmarks:

Post Views Comments Bookmarks
18,308
247
6,890 16 152
1,655 6 98
2,345 17 67
1,500 22 52
1,140 9 43
1,988 6 40
754 3 40
4,337 11 35
1,147 2 28
702 5 25
1,820 9 24
1,199 3 23
1,368 1 22
1,206 17 21
911 10 20
602 2 20
959 38 16
109 1 15
701 6 13
237 5 12
106 1 12
1,724 2 11
837 4 11
832 4 10
57 9 9
298 15 8
107 4 8
19 5 7
1,155 8 6
972 1 6
46 4 6
16 2 6
880 2 5
814 8 5
276 5 5
180 2 5
51 2 5
31 0 5
847 7 3
1,503 0 1
967 0 1
949 1 1
667 5 1

In my mind, this second list order is a much more accurate representation of what's good to read on this blog.

2 comments:

Vijay said...

Many thanks for your goldmine blog and this list. Here are a few broken/wrong links I found:

1. 'Top ten reasons to blog ...' gives the '404 error'
2. 'Second Life and Learning' leads to 'Google Analytics'
3. 'Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware' ... leads to 'Second Life and Learning'
4. 'Introduction to Wikis, Blogs,' ... leads to 'Google Analytics.'

V Luthra

Tony Karrer said...

Vijay - thanks so much for catching and reporting these errors!

I believe I have fixed them.

They had also leaked into my First Time Visitor's Guide ... which is not a good experience on a first time visit, eh?

Thanks again.