I’ve listed these according to the number of pageviews, though it’s not all about quantity, and some excellent posts just missed out on this list.
I’d also like to say a big thank-you to all of Econsultancy’s guest bloggers for their valuable contributions to the blog this year on a range of subjects.
- Parry Malm takes the crown this year with 152 killer keywords for email subject lines (and 137 crappy ones). We know lists worked, but Parry outdid us with bigger numbers.
- At number two, it’s Tim Aldiss with this excellent look at 33 examples of great meta descriptions for search.
- Justin Rondeau from WhichTestWon takes third with this: Do bigger images mean improved conversion rates? Three case studies (the answer is yes btw).
- Marcus Taylor looks at the success of interactive infographics: Five exceptional interactive infographics and why they worked.
- Linkbait with a point by Andrew Girdwood: SEO is D.E.A.D.
- Some great examples and lovely screenshots by Andrew King: Responsive email design: 10 great examples.
- Damion Brown explains the significance of Universal Analytics: Eight ways Google Universal Analytics will change the way businesses use data.
- Greg Randall has written some excellent posts this year, but this was the most popular: Ecommerce product pages: where to place 30 elements and why.
- A nice round up of examples from Peter Meinerzhagen: Eight physical product landing pages to inspire you in your next project.
- A great analysis of the possible impacts of the Hummingbird update by David Towers: Has Hummingbird changed SEO forever?
- Pratik Dholakiya’s first post gets him in the top 25: Nine examples of small businesses using social media for branding.
- With a title reminiscent of George Dangerfield’s book on the Liberal Party, Phillip Klein looks at The slow death of the homepage.
- No-reply email addresses are crap. Michael Linthorst explains why: Five reasons you should stop using no-reply email addresses right now.
- Kelvin Newman topped this list for the past two years, but this year can only make 14: 19 tools to improve your content marketing strategy.
- Kasia Piekut made her guest blogging debut with this: Four great examples of brands using Instagram to break free of the browser.
- Kevin Gibbons makes this chart with his 99th guest post for Econsultancy: Integrated vs Specialist: have agency models changed in 2013?
- Google’s Daniel Weisberg makes the list with his first post, an excellent primer on using Google Analytics: How to get up and running with Google Analytics in six steps.
- Chris Liversedge with a mobile SEO warning: 2014: the mobile SEO timebomb.
- Handy Twitter tips from Simon Hawtin: 29 useful Twitter tips for beginners.
- Rhian Simms critiques some retailers’ emails: Abandoned basket emails: the good, the bad and the ugly.
- Rishi Lakhani with some valuable SEO tips: Seven quick tips for anchor text links in 2013.
- A detailed look at Enhanced Campaigns from Andy Heaps: Google AdWords changes the game with enhanced campaigns.
- This, from Dave Gowans, was one of my personal favourites from 2013: Nine conversion techniques from the 1920s to try today.
- Paul Rouke makes the list with this detailed look at Nixon’s responsive design. Not sure what happened to part two though ;) A responsive ecommerce masterclass from Nixon: part one.
- And finally, some useful tips from Paul Rogers: How to avoid duplicate content issues in ecommerce.
Once again, thanks to all our guest bloggers for their efforts over the year. And good luck to @henweb for next year’s list!