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Top 100 Posts of 2011

Posted on 12.08.2011

Website Magazine editors and writers have published well over 1,000 posts on our blog this year (not to mention hundreds of articles in our print magazine). 2011 has been another banner year for us, so thank you to the Website Magazine community. We've (once again) broken all our records - in website traffic and revenue - but we know that our success would not be possible without you - readers, advertisers and partners - so, once again we greatly appreciate your patronage. 

With terabytes of content published every day, it's not uncommon for some gems to slip by from time to time. Website Magazine has picked out the top 100 posts from 2011, which you will find below. A lot of ground is covered in these 100 content items, and while you may not have an opportunity to get through them all, there is definitely something in there for everyone. 

Next week, Website Magazine will publish a list of the most popular articles appearing in our print magazine from 2011 - so stay tuned. 

Don't forget that Website Magazine is currently offering a 25% discount on professional-level subscriptions (that's 60% off the cover price!). It's a perfect gift for yourself, your colleagues and your clients, and the best part is that you'll gain instant access to the complete archive of magazine issue content dating back to 2005. 

Enjoy these top 100 posts from Website Magazine editors in 2011!


  1. What Google's Farmer Update Means to Your Business
  2. Mastering Web Fundamentals
  3. Professional-grade WordPress Themes for Business
  4. Aim to Please with KBO, not SEO
  5. 20 User Review Websites Critical to Small Business
  6. Four Award-Winning Websites That Inspire Us
  7. Essential SEO KPIs
  8. The Ultimate Guide to Twitter Optimization
  9. Keyword Stuffing Alt Tags for Google?
  10. Don’t Kill the Infographic – Design Killer Ones Like These
  11. Five First-Tier Travel Affiliate Programs to Consider
  12. Eight Tips for a Viral Email Acquisition Campaign
  13. Personal Networking: Better Sites than Facebook
  14. Spring Reading for Web Pro’s - Weekend Warrior
  15. Ban This! New Rules for Twitter Users
  16. Holiday Search Marketing Data
  17. 10 Facebook Optimization Tips for Merchants
  18. Google Analytics, Meet Webmaster Tools
  19. Essential Social Sharing Tools for Websites
  20. Affiliate Marketing Mishaps
  21. Five Ways to Build Your Own Groupon
  22. Big List of Marketing Automation Software
  23. Today Bing Forever Changes Search and SEO
  24. What The Web's Saying About Google Plus
  25. FB.WALL - jQuery for Facebook Lovers
  26. Weekend Warrior: Building Links Post-Panda
  27. Big List of Social Media Sites
  28. Affiliate Marketing Glossary
  29. Trends in Landing Page Design for Search Marketers
  30. 5 Tools for Building “Better” Links
  31. Listen Up, Folks: Google Finally Talks Panda
  32. Building Links That Matter
  33. Google +1 for Web Publishers
  34. Beginner’s Guide to QR Code Marketing
  35. Developing Web Video for Profit
  36. Facebook Likejacking a Real Threat
  37. WordPress Plugins From A to Z
  38. Five Free Website Builders
  39. Has Social Media Helped Your Business?
  40. Should Twitter be the Social Media Focus?
  41. WordPress Plugins with jQuery – Five To Know
  42. Google Plus to Become 2nd Biggest Social Network
  43. Five Top-Tier Tech Affiliate Programs
  44. SEO Strategy - Keyword Density Revisited
  45. Social Engagement Requires Near Constant Activity
  46. Web Success in the LinkedIn Era
  47. Demand for Web Workers Continues to Rise
  48. Twitter Links and Google Social
  49. The New Reality of Facebook Advertising
  50. Ten Totally Awesome jQuery Plugins
  51. Google's Extended Sitelinks Exposed
  52. Want Fair Reviews? Go to Yelp.
  53. Google’s Local Land Rush Open Now
  54. November 2011 Google Algorithm Changes
  55. Master List of Facebook Commerce Platforms
  56. 5 Social Media Tips for the Holiday Season
  57. Landing Page Testing - Translating the Terminology
  58. Rock Star Web Design
  59. Meta Descriptions on Google and Bing
  60. QR Code Solutions for Social Mobility
  61. E-commerce Keyword Research
  62. Get Busy With Bing Webmaster Tools
  63. Easy Mobile Marketing for Every Business
  64. Social Media Posting Schedules
  65. Study Assesses Value of Social Media Users
  66. More WordPress Plugins for Affiliates
  67. Facebook Commerce for the Socially Challenged
  68. Backlink Management for Enterprise SEO
  69. Creating Effective Call to Action Buttons
  70. Tax Talk for Online Freelancers
  71. Talking Web Design with JB Kellogg
  72. Write Product Descriptions that Sing – and Sell
  73. More Than Laughs: Utilizing YouTube for Social Success
  74. Increasing Time on Site – 3 Simple Steps
  75. Mastering Search - Finding Your SEO Workflow
  76. 38 Popular WordPress Plugins by Download Metrics
  77. Younger Generations Don't Want Your Business
  78. Check Out These Add-To-Cart Buttons
  79. Google SERP Changes – Social Search Recommendations
  80. Why You Need E-Commerce Video Now
  81. Get Big Returns with Abandoned Cart Email Remarketing
  82. E-Commerce Task Completion & What Users Want
  83. Affiliate Benchmarks
  84. So Long Twitter, Hello Facebook
  85. SEO and Directory Depth Factors
  86. 5 Build-your-own Product Solutions for Merchants
  87. Top Source of Traffic & Conversion
  88. Comparing the Top Comparison Shopping Engines
  89. LinkedIn's New Advertising Platform
  90. Job Board Software for Websites
  91. Social Media Failure of the Fortune 500
  92. Wordpress Membership Plugins for Affiliates
  93. Personalization - Web Marketing's Holy Grail
  94. PageRank Update - The Most Important Ever
  95. Top Five Sites for Source Code Hosting
  96. Impact of Google Search's SSL Change
  97. The Impact of Social Media
  98. Pre-Search Marketing Campaigns
  99. Drive Higher Engagement With These Content Types
  100. WordAds from Wordpress Launched - Adsense Competitor?
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