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Best of Chandoo.org – 2012

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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.

Best of Chandoo.org - best articles, tips & pages - 2012

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 ]

Honorable mentions

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 ]

Honorable mentions

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.

  1. Usain Bolt vs. rest – Visualization
  2. Interactive pivot table calendar
  3. Analyzing 20,000 comments

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,

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!

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2 Responses to “Best of Chandoo.org – 2012”

  1. Shan says:

    I liked the Olympic excel game you sent in one of your weekly emails. kept became really competitive in my office about whcouncils get the best time.
     
    Thanks 

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