Posted December 26, 2008 6:21 am by with 22 comments

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Around this time each year, I like to huddle around the fire with loved-ones and look back on the most popular Marketing Pilgrim posts of the past year. So, grab some hot chocolate, and let’s get lost in this fairytale, shall we? 😉

  1. 200+ Internet Marketing Gurus on Twitter – the only credit I can take for the #1 most popular post of 2008, is that I agreed to publish it! Brian Chappell kicked off a list of marketing “gurus” on Twitter and we invited you to leave a comment with your Twitter handle. 635+ comments later, and the post is still going strong!
  2. Social Media Monitoring Tools: 26 Free Online Reputation Tools – still going strong from its original 2007 publishing date, this post demonstrates the increasing demand for social media monitoring tools.
  3. New Contest – Win an iPod Touch! – we often give away great prizes on Marketing Pilgrim, but you guys went nuts for a chance to win an iPod Touch.
  4. Free Online Reputation Management Beginner’s Guide – the guide that inspired the writing of Radically Transparent. Nearly 3 years after its publication, it’s still as popular as ever!
  5. Google Reputation Management – I sense a trend here. 😉
  6. Barack Obama Will Win The US Presidency – Guaranteed! – Sean Maguire’s tongue-in-cheek proclamation that Obama would win the presidency–5 months before actually did–become a hot post for us. The months leading to the election, “will Obama will win?” was the top Google search for this post.
  7. The Five Pillars of Social Media Marketing – Ben Wills won our first ever SEM Scholarship with this entry. Two years later, the post continues to prove why it was a worthy winner.
  8. For Kids: Google Logo Contest – even I’m shocked at the number of people that continue to search for “Google contests” each day.
  9. Motrin Faces Twitter Headache Over New Video Campaign – this one is a shocker. It goes to show how much of a big deal the Motrin Moms fiasco was. This post is a little over a month old, but generated enough traffic to break the top 10 for the entire year!
  10. 21 of the Best WordPress Plugins for New Blogs – another post that went supernova hot. When I bared all–plugins that is–you guys were gracious enough to comment, blog, and Tweet this post into the top 10 of 2008.

Some observations:

  • Three of the top 10–including #1–weren’t written by me. This goes to show just how talented our Pilgrim Writers are!
  • Four were reputation management themed. It appears my passion for the topic, is equally shared by our readers.
  • Another four weren’t even published in 2008!

Thanks to all of our great writers for their contributions and our sincere thanks to each of you who rely on Marketing Pilgrim for your news with a splash of opinion.

PS. Here’s what was rocking back in 2007 and 2006.

  • Takumi86

    Awesome! very nice compilation you got there, i just bookmarked some of those for later reference and my inspiration. Thank you so much

    Takumi86’s last blog post..Happy Holidays!

  • Blog Expert

    Nice flashback!

    Blog Expert’s last blog post..Are You Obsessed with Blogging?

  • Brian Chappell

    I think almost everyone on that initial list of 200+ has over 500 followers now, or a large majority of them. Pretty cool.

    Nice roundup Andy, some good ones this year. Looking forward to next year.

    Brian Chappell’s last blog post..Top 5 Viral Marketing Campaigns of 2008

  • Kenney and Kim

    Interesting. For me, I really loved the 26 reputation monitoring tools. Look forward to next year too.

  • Milo

    I thought your “Top 10 things to do to improve your reputation with google” was a good post.
    it’s a shame you didn’t include it

  • Roy Morejon

    Great roundup from the Pilgrim Staff. What’s in store for 2009?

  • Argentina Warez

    Nice collection, there are interesting especially the number two

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  • Utah SEO Pro

    A very enjoyable list indeed. Thanks for the articles.

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  • Tom @ The Home Business Archive

    Good list of posts! Posts that discuss WordPress and social media are especially useful to me.More of those please :) Happy and prosperous New Year 2009!

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  • SEO

    Very good, the list of posts…

    Happy 2009.

  • Web Design Beach

    As a fairly new visitor on this blog, i must thank you for compiling this list, as it is very handy to have best posts in one place. Going to read them with appetite now.

  • Mark

    A great collection.

    Going through some of it now in more detail.



  • Blog And Make Cash

    Thanks for this roundup! It’s very nice to look at all your best posts in a glance for a new visitor like me!

  • Ami Ohayon

    Nice to be reminded of some of the best Marketing Pilgrim work … I found the WP plugin particularly useful.

    Have a great 2009!

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  • Weight Loss Blog

    I’ve got some reading to do. Thanks for reading list.

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  • PS3

    The Google Logo contest was one that surprised me at the time, even more surprised to hear it is still going strong.

    What would you predict as the top 10 for 2009?

  • thewutzupphilippines

    thank you for this. i just started reading your blog last month. It is good to catch up with your previous posts.

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  • Jacques Seoman

    I definitely sense a trend with the term reputation management, and hats of to you, Andy, for coming up with it originally! The more social the web gets the more these services will be required, I feel.

  • Shirley

    Great list of articles. I am a newcomer here, so you saved me from digging in the archives myself. :-)

    Shirley’s last blog post..Perhaps You Shouldn’t Blog!

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  • Wii

    This is by far one of the best blogs i have read relating to marketing. Iwill use a lot of what you have already posted and your future posts to try to make some money from the internet

  • DF Marketing SEO

    Are you holding another ipod contest?