Top ten most read libcom articles of 2011

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Countdown of the most popular articles on libcom.org you nerds have been reading this year.

Submitted by libcom on December 28, 2011

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Chilli Sauce

12 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Chilli Sauce on December 28, 2011

Really surprising that some of these made it in and it lets you know just how widely libcom is read outside of the main posters in the forums. I mean the Black Sea revolt article is obviously incredibly interesting and academic and historical, but how the hell did Death in June and Prison Survival make it into the overall top ten?!

Mike Harman

12 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Mike Harman on December 28, 2011

Chilli Sauce

but how the hell did Death in June

https://www.google.com/search?q=death+in+june

and Prison Survival

https://www.google.com/search?q=surviving+in+prison

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They're in the top 5 google results for those searches.

no1

12 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by no1 on December 28, 2011

libcom's SEO is pretty amazing.
Would be interesting to know how many times these articles have been read.

Steven.

12 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on December 28, 2011

Of the overall ones, the most popular article was read 38,000 times this year, number 10 was read about 9000 times this year.

The SEO in general is very good, but for some reason for a small number of articles it is almost non-existent and I don't really get why

Chilli Sauce

12 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Chilli Sauce on December 28, 2011

SEO?

raw

12 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by raw on December 28, 2011

Steven.

Of the overall ones, the most popular article was read 38,000 times this year, number 10 was read about 9000 times this year.

The SEO in general is very good, but for some reason for a small number of articles it is almost non-existent and I don't really get why

Google will downrate a page if it believes its duplicate content and there is a more authoritative and authentic site that hosted the content first. It helps keep original content protected and with a higher page rank. This could be the reason.

Would be interesting to see what articles don't appear

Steven.

12 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on December 28, 2011

That's interesting, thanks for that. And that probably explains the ones I have looked for. Google doing that would be helpful to us as well as a lot of sites end up duplicating our content as much as we do other sites.

One example was I googled Collective Action Notes this morning, and our duplication of their old website didn't show up on the front page, but the red Emma's duplicate which was done first did. So this would probably be as a result of what you are talking about here. I can't think of any other examples of the top of my head but I do think they were things which were also hosted elsewhere.

Red Marriott

12 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Red Marriott on December 28, 2011

The Black Sea Revolt - 38,000 reads? Surprising. Obviously time to dig out some more obscure historical articles.

Juan Conatz

12 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Juan Conatz on December 28, 2011

So what's the reason behind that article being the top one? I understand the other 9, but why the Black Sea article?

Steven.

12 years 5 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on December 28, 2011

I have no idea! It had nearly 12,000 reads last year as well, so it's not just that it got linked to once by some extremely popular website or anything like that. Just history buffs I guess.

Red, if you have any other obscure historical stuff we would love to have it. A lot of the ones you have posted are consistently popular