This year has been the busiest year since the inception of Chandoo.org. We had 161 posts, 8,900+ comments, 33,500+ forum posts. We have trained more than 2,500 students thru training programs like Excel School & VBA Classes this year alone.
More than 6.5 million people visited our site this year (up 82%), consuming a whopping total of 17.8 million pages (up 69%). Each of these visitors spent an average of 2min 15 seconds on our site becoming awesome in Excel. There are 1.6 mn people who spend at least 15 minutes or more on our site.
We have also added 20,000 members to our newsletter / RSS readership this year, closing at 55,000 mark by end of 2012. It has been a hectic year.
Top 10 posts written in 2012
Speeding up Excel – 75 tips [Visitors: 36,157 ]
Using Excel as your database [ 32,455 ]
Comprehensive guide to VLOOKUP [ 23,745 ]
66 Dashboards visualizing Excel salary survey data [ 26,148 ]
Interactive Sales chart in Excel [ 21,444 ]
Compare 2 Excel sheets – howto? [ 21,820 ]
Send mails using Excel VBA & Outlook [ 22,294 ]
Customer Service Dashboard in Excel [ 18,136 ]
Making your dashboards interactive [ 15,294 ]
Extract numbers from text in Excel [ 18,490 ]
Formula Forensics – the series [ 75,000+ ]
12 ways to learn Excel [ 17,242 ]
Consolidate data from different Excel files using VBA [ 16,637 ]
Optimizing & speeding up Excel formulas [ 14,291 ]
Top 10 pages on Chandoo.org in 2012
Chandoo.org main page [Visitors: 500,833 ]
Excel Pivot Tables – Tutorial [ 422,298 ]
Excel Dashboards [ 311,199 ]
Excel Templates [ 304,777 ]
Project Management using Excel [ 196,489 ]
Gantt Chart Template [ 209,660 ]
Chandoo.org Forums Main Page [ 101,907 ]
Excel Quotation Template [ 158,482 ]
How to delete blank rows in Excel? [ 176,659 ]
Excel School page [ 154,175 ]
Project Management Templates in Excel [ 136,957 ]
Project Status Dashboard [ 113,127 ]
Excel Formulas not working…? [ 148,756 ]
Between formula in Excel [ 140,858 ]
VLOOKUP formula in Excel [ 135,220 ]
My personal favorites – top 3
While the above pages are what scored most attention and visits, I have immensely enjoyed writing below 3 articles.
Key trends this year
This year, I have spent quite a bit of time spreading Chandoo.org message in by conducting reader meets & live trainings. We have also emphasized on below areas,
- Making people awesome thru blog articles, newsletters, Excel & VBA classes.
- Teaching new ways of writing formulas thru formula forensics series.
- Engaging you thru homework problems, polls & contests.
- Having loads of fun & curiosity all the while.
Which posts did you enjoy most this year?
I hope you had a busy and fruitful year. Go ahead and tell us which posts, tips & articles you enjoyed most in 2012 using comments. And oh yea, wishing you a happy new year!