Happy Hotelier's 10 Most Popular Posts in November 2008

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It’s always a surprise which posts draw the most traffic. In November by far the most visits were to my T-List update. In the meantime I have been updating the underlying Spreadsheet a bit. An update will follow later in December.

Here are my 10 most popular posts of November, 2008:

  1. Happy Halloween: Happy Hotelier’s 300 T-List Travel Related Blogs Ranked according to Technorati.
  2. 10 Questions (16) For: Gary Arndt of Everything Everywhere.
  3. Happy Hotelier on WiWiH. Strange to see this old post pop up here all of a sudden.
  4. 10 Questions for (12): Darren Cronian of Travel Rants.
  5. Too Sexy to Fly? An all time voyeurs’ favorite.
  6. Travel Blog Camp 2008 (#tbc2008 01)
  7. Street Art 10: Guerilla Knitting.
  8. Storytlr: The Ultimate Mashup Tool for your (Travel) Stories?.
  9. 10 Questions (14) For: Pam Mandel of Nerd’s Eye View.
  10. and

  11. 10 Questions (13) For: Tamara Heber Percy of Mr & Mrs Smith.

Happy Hotelier’s 10 Most Popular Posts of October, 2008

Darren, who I coined my Godfather of Blogging, but who, after seeing,

Damien Hirst
Damian Hirst

Posing next to his Diamond Skull next to the Nachtwacht from Rembrandt in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum tonight on the news, I might start to call the “Damien Hirst of Blogging” is on my top traffic position for this month.

Hey Darren, just new spectacles and you can pose as his double:-)

Here are my 10 most popular posts of October, 2008:

  1. 10 Questions for (12): Darren Cronian of Travel Rants. You’re a traffic canon Friend! I would suggest to everyone to take him up for an interview:-)
  2. Too Sexy to Fly? Still high on the voyeurs’ lists).
  3. 10 Questions (8) for: Erica Johansson of Travel Blissful.
  4. 10 Questions (10) For: Shannon Hurst Lane, another Traveling Mama.
  5. 10 Questions For (2): Lara Dunston of Cool Travel Guide: Back!
  6. Blogger’s Choice Awards: 5 Best Travel Blogs
  7. 10 Questions (9) For: Rachel Webb of Andalucia for Holidays.
  8. Hilarious: Judge in The Hague fines Blogger for ranting about Dutch Telecom Company Call Center Employee. On a similar tag similar happened to me today: I got texted with a message that I had to contact a collecting agency for Ziggo, the local Cable company, to pay something. I had no unpaid bills. So I called immediately…only to find out that they had texted the wrong number. It took me 20 minutes to get contact with the darn call center!
  9. Yotel Goes to Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol) and Yotel Gatwick first Guest Reviews are in. This one is clear to me as The Amsterdam Yotel opened its doors on September 30, 2008. Consequently it is a great Google hit.
  10. Dutch Design # 12: The New Heineken 5 L DraughtKeg. Also clear as I got some new trackbacks.

Happy Hotelier's 10 Most Popular Posts of September 2008

Frontal Naked

I managed to add a Plugin that provides popular posts in the sidebar. I don’t know, but maybe, because I installed the Plugin only somewhere half September, or maybe because the Plugin uses a completely different algorithm as Woopra, but the result for September is totally different for both. Interesting to see that according to Woopra during the last two weeks of September some very old posts got new attention.
As I have installed Woopra now for “quite some time” (since May, 2008) I also checked my 5 “All time” most popular posts for the period May – September 2008, but they don’t differ much from the list below.

Here are my 10 most popular posts of September 2008:

  1. Hilarious: Judge in The Hague fines Blogger for ranting about Dutch Telecom Company Call Center Employee. I have no explanation why this is so popular again.
  2. 10 Questions for (5): Miss Expatria. Well she made the cut …almost, as she had hoped for in August already.
  3. Too Sexy to Fly?
  4. Yotel Goes to Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol) and Yotel Gatwick first Guest Reviews are in. This one is clear to me as The Amsterdam Yotel opened its doors on September 30, 2008. Consequently it is a great Google hit.
  5. Dutch Design # 12: The New Heineken 5 L DraughtKeg. Also clear as I got some new trackbacks.
  6. Istanbul: Cool Four Seasons at The Bosphorus takes Reservations. Recently opened and now getting more attention.
  7. 10 Questions (6) for: Esme Vos of Mapplr. Maybe because the Chicago Sun featured this post via Blogburst
  8. T-List Update: 200 Travel / Hospitality Blogs Listed and Ranked . Strangely enough the later updates didn’t get as much attention…while I still feel a bit guilty that I have put this project on the back burner thus far.
  9. Toronto: Lolita’s Lust. Hey! FilmGirl where are you?
  10. Mary Slim: A very slender Vessel as Motor Yacht. This must have to do with me signaling the current trend of more and more luxury yachts to be designed to look like warships.

Happy Hotelier's 10 Most Popular Posts of August 2008


Karen Bryan practicing Meet the Blogger when I showed her The Hague

August kept me busy here. I created a new Press page to keep track of trackbacks that weren’t catched by the system. Then I introduced my 10 Questions for: category that took a flight. I upgraded to WordPress 2.6.1 and it took some time to find out all its idiosyncrasies. Furthermore I realized an all time high of 27 posts. Resulting in a lot of “ten” posts:

  1. 10 Questions for (4): Karen Bryan of the Europe A La Carte Blog
  2. 10 Expat Blogs about The Netherlands
  3. The Hague Revealed – A Local’s Perspective
  4. 10 Questions for (2): Lara Dunston of Cool Travel Guide
  5. 10 Questions for (1): Jennifer Knoepfle of Better Living hrough Travel
  6. Motel One: Wrong Name for German’s Ultimate Designer Pod Hotels?
  7. Rotterdam City Welcomes Back SS Rotterdam
  8. Street Art (1) Istanbul Cow Parade
  9. Happy Hotelier’s High Five (4): Abandonned Cities, Cool Things To Do
  10. CitizenM Hotel Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Opening (2) – The Room

Afterthought
In editing this post manually via an export of my woopra stats I realize I have to look for a most popular posts plugin….any ideas, dear readers? Furthermore I have deactivated the Woopra plugin that lets you read the stats in your dashboard…much too slow!

Happy Hotelier's 10 Most Popular Posts of July 2008

CitizenM

Woopra is a great tool for this. Rather than using a WP Plugin that generates most popular posts automatically, I prefer Woopra to hand pick a list, as it gives me an opportunity to reflect my posting behavior a bit.

My pages T-List and L-List (ranking number 1 in July), About (ranking number 2 in July, probably because it is a landing page from my other blog, Chair Blog that I have been pushing a lot in July), Page 2 (ranking number 5 in July) and Unusual Hotels (ranking 6 in July) kept attracting a lot of traffic. They seem to do so usually. Therefor I have decided to leave the pages out of the list and only include the separate posts. It also reminds me to post a T-List update in August.

Taking the above into consideration: My CitizenM reviews were ell received according to the statistics. Therefor I repeat one of my photos here. My older Yotel post lifted on the Citizen M success. At least it gives a direction as to how I have to develop the blog to keep it interesting. I have some great hotel reviews in my sleeve, stay tuned!

  1. My second CitizenM Review: Citizen M Hotel Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Opening (2): The Room
  2. My third CitizenM Review: Citizen M Hotel Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Opening (3): Final Observations
  3. Yotel goes to Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol) and Yotel Gatwick’s First Guest reviews, lifting on the CitizenM success.
  4. Pop Top by Public: Never Lose Your Luggage again, about how to personfy your luggage so that it is easy identifiable.
  5. A golden oldy:Dutch Design # 12: The New Heineken 5 L DraughtKeg. Well it is summertime and excellent for the beach. However I have to admit our own beer consumption has dwindled for other reasons (weight control) since posting this.
  6. Too Sexy to Fly Update
  7. Blogging Hotel Insiders. Augmented and ameliorated and to do with Hotels. On its way to become a hit.
  8. My first CitizenM Review:Amsterdam CitizenM Opening (1)
  9. Too Sexy to Fly?
  10. Happy Hotelier’s High Five (3): about Travel Marketing, Networking, Hotel Guests and Guest Reviews. Am glad this new category is taking off despite the ugly hands ­čÖé

Woopra tells me I have to put more sex in my posts:-)