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Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories On Google+ In 2012: Panda, Knowledge Graph & SEO
It’s started, the top lists of 2012! Over the next few days, we’ll be posting a series of these, including the most read Search Engine Land stories, the most tweeted ones and the ones most liked on Facebook. But to kick it off, the stories with the most +1’s on Google+.
How did we collect this data? Search Engine Land columnist Annie Cushing suggested we use Social Crawlytics, a tool that easily crawls the site and reports on the social activity for each URL. If you haven’t checked it out, go do so. It’s free to get started.
A few observations while aggregating list:
- Seventeen of the top 20 stories have the word “Google” in the headline. People on Google+ sure like stories about Google!
- Eight of these stories have the word “Panda” in the headline, so Google’s Panda Update that began in 2011 made news all through 2012
- Three stories mention “SEO” in the headline
Without further ado, here are our top stories with the most +1’s from 2012, with the number of +1’s each received shown after the headline:
10. Google Panda 3.2 Update Confirmed (213)