Today fellow Associated Content writer Leroy Coffie challenged us to post our five most popular articles to date (click here for his original article). Turns out this was a great challenge for me as I can now analyze my most popular articles and hopefully increase my future success with Associated Content and online writing. It’s also really interesting to look at what topics other writers have in their top five collections.
My gauge of what’s most popular is based on number of page views per article. Associated Content compensates its writers based on page views so I felt that it was a perfectly reasonable measure of both popularity and success with Associated Content.
My First Most Successful Associated Content Article
Top 10 Foods that Can Make You Sick located at
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5710552/top_10_foods_that_can_make_you_sick.html?cat=25. Ironically I would probably not have written this article on my own (I tend toward more feel good, positive articles) but had accepted it as an assignment. This was the only article for which I’ve used Google Trends but given the success of this article I can see that I’ll be using Google Trends a lot more in the future.
My Second Most Successful Associated Content Article
Mafia Wars Beat the Feds Event Tips for Successlocated at http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5695968/mafia_wars_beat_the_feds_event_tips.html?cat=19. I remember hearing a lot of my Facebook friends mention how difficult this challenge was and decided to write an article to help them all. I would have been glad just to help my friends but as an added bonus it turned out to be my second most popular article yet.
My Third Most Successful Associated Content Article
Mafia Wars Strategy Guide for Las Vegas District 6 located at http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5709590/mafia_wars_strategy_guide_for_las_vegas.html?cat=19. When I noticed how successful my first Mafia Wars article was (see #2, above) I decided that the opening of Mafia Wars’ District 6 in Las Vegas would be a great opportunity to both help my Facebook friends and write another popular article that might generate a lot of page views. Given that this turned out to be my third most popular article, I’m really glad I did.
My Fourth Most Successful Associated Content Article
14 Chronic Cough Causeslocated at http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5703372/14_chronic_cough_causes.html?cat=5. This is another assignment desk article. Like with my most popular article, I might not have even considered writing on this topic had it not been for the offered assignment. Thanks Associated Content! Two of my five most popular articles turned out to be ideas generated by the great Associated Content editors. I’m thankful for their ideas and the many extra page views that I would have missed out on had I not claimed the assignments.
My Fifth Most Successful Associated Content Article“Dancing with the Stars” Season 10 Finale Commentarylocated at http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5424350/dancing_with_the_stars_season_10_finale.html?cat=9. I remember debating about whether to write this article. I really enjoy Dancing with the Starsbut was hesitant to write an article on it because I have no professional theatre or dancing background. But I was so excited about the finale that I just couldn’t resist and now I’m glad I didn’t. The page views on this popular article are so encouraging that maybe I’ll even do a commentary on this week’s season premiere of Dancing with the Stars. Thanks to Leroy for starting this challenge and to all the other encouraging Associated Content writers who participate. I look forward to hearing about others’ success with Associated Content, their most successful Associated Content articles and their high page view strategies.