My Top 10 Most Popular Posts from 2017 & Top 10 Posts Ever Written

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Good afternoon from rainy San Francisco.  My girlfriend said I should write a blog post highlighting the top 10 most popular posts from 2017 and then look at the top 10 posts even written, so I decided to log into Google Analytics and see which posts were the most popular.  I looked at data from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 and here are the top 10 posts written in 2017.  I am always surprised by which posts are the most popular.  Some of the posts I thought would do very well weren’t very popular and some of the posts that I wrote quickly and didn’t think much of turned out to be very popular.  Funny how that worked out.

Date Title Pageviews
7/11/2017 Send Money to Friends (or Other Bank Accounts) Instantly with Zelle (Formerly Chase QuickPay / clearXchange) 13,864
3/27/2017 How to Redeem your World of Hyatt Free Anniversary Night Certificate 8,529
6/17/2017 PayPal Adding Faster Withdrawal Option (with a 25 Cent Fee) & Accepting Venmo Payments (Effective July 27, 2017) 6,646
1/30/2017 Fast Track to Southwest Airlines A-List Elite Status (Keep with 3 Round Trips before April 30) 6,520
4/23/2017 Join Robinhood & Receive a Free Random Share of Stock Worth up to $150 (+ Free Shares for Referrals) 6,244
6/4/2017 American Express Car Rental Loss & Damage Insurance Coverage Changes (Effective September 1, 2017) 5,595
5/19/2017 My 4 Favorite Airfare Deal Websites: The Flight Deal, Fare Deal Alert, Exit Fares & GTFO Flights 5,535
5/28/2017 See, Eat & Drink: The Perfect Long Weekend in Vancouver, Canada 5,106
7/26/2017 Walmart.com Orders Instantly Cancelled? Try Walmart’s Online Chat 4,825
5/28/2017 Great First Experience Calling American Express Platinum Concierge for Restaurant Reservations 3,864

I then changed the date range in Google Analytics and looked at data from May 1, 2013 (the day TWG was born) through December 31, 2017.  Unfortunately, I didn’t set up Google Analytics on the blog until sometime in mid 2014, but it doesn’t look like any posts from 2013 made the list anyway.  Judging by the dates of the most popular posts ever written, 2015 was a very good year for my blog.  It makes sense that some of the older posts are the most popular because they have been around the longest.  More days on the internet means more eyeballs from Google.  It still amazes me that a blog post written 2-3 years ago is still relevant and people still find value in the content.

Date Title Pageviews
12/9/2015 How to Cancel Southwest Airlines Flights (Paid or Points) & View Travel Funds 51,678
3/11/2015 Convert Gift Cards into Cash with Coinstar Exchange Kiosks 43,749
7/30/2015 My Unsuccessful Chase Sapphire Preferred Reconsideration Call, Visit, and Tweets 34,651
5/12/2014 How to Activate $200 Visa Gift Cards from Staples.com *without* the Activation Codes 32,405
2/23/2015 Are Southwest Airlines Anytime Fares a Better Deal than Wanna Get Away Fares? 31,855
5/19/2015 Home Depot and Whole Foods AMEX Offer Gift Card Update (Pics of Gift Card Rack) 31,615
1/14/2015 Find Hidden Ebay Gift Cards in you PayPal Account 31,182
4/21/2015 New PayPal My Cash Cards and Online Loading Process (Light Blue PPMCC 0215v1) 30,972
1/20/2015 How to Close your American Express Serve Card 23,826
10/2/2014 *Some* Chase Credit Cards Charging Cash Advance Fees for Online Serve Reloads 23,301

If you have been a long time reader of TWG, you have probably read most of these posts.  If you haven’t, you might learn a thing or two from the “oldie but goodie” blog posts.  Do you have a favorite post that I wrote?  Let me know in the comments section.  Have a great weekend everyone!

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