2014 has been the busiest year since starting Chandoo.org.
Wow, that is 11 years of breaking previous records. Thank you.
In 2014, we published 128 posts (up 27% YoY), received 6,000+ comments (down 19%). Our forum had 8,700+ new members, 6,650 new threads and more than 42,000 posts in 2014. This year, I have also launched Chandoo.org podcast. We had 26 episodes so far, totaling They were downloaded more than 240,000 times by our listeners.
Fun fact: People have spent more than 4 million minutes in 2014 listening to Chandoo.org podcast. (assuming only 50% of downloads materialized to listens)
7.8 million people visited our site in 2014 (up 5%) and consumed a whopping 20 million web pages. Each visitor spent an average of 2:15 minutes on our site becoming awesome in Excel. There are 1.9 million who spent an average of 15 minutes or more on our site.
We have added another 25,000 users to newsletter / RSS followers. At the end of 2014, Chandoo.org has more than 100,000 registered members (excluding forum members) and 3,500 active students (and 5,000+ alumni out in trenches making awesome reports, workbooks and impressing their bosses).
Top 10 posts written in 2014
2014 Calendar & Daily Planner Template [views: 125,321]
Combine text values [quick tip] [views: 85,490]
Quick Gantt chart template [views: 54,792]
Best charts to show % progress [views: 39,727]
Calculate CAGR using Excel [views: 34,051]
State migration dashboard contest entries [views: 29,591]
Find first non blank item in a list using formulas [views: 24,294]
Dynamic Cascading Dropdowns [views: 20,571]
Right click from keyboard, not mouse [views: 20,186]
Multi condition VLOOKUP [views: 19,337]
Network relationship chart [views: 17,469]
Top 10 things I learned using Excel for a decade [views: 16,119]
World Elections in 2014 – chart [views: 12,443]
Top 10 Excel struggles and solutions [views: 11,916]
Thanks to guest bloggers Jeff & Sohail for such blockbuster content.
Top 10 Pages in Chandoo.org – 2014
As I have been running this site for more than a decade now, we have so much of accumulated content that gets a lot of visitors. Here are the top 10 pages that attracted insane amounts of traffic in 2014.
Chandoo.org homepage [views: 722,530]
Excel Dashboards – Information, tutorials & templates [views: 637,711]
Project Management using Excel [views: 489,937]
Advanced Excel Skills – what are they and how to build them? [views: 450,061]
Excel Pivot Tables tutorial [views: 298,379]
Free Excel templates [views: 294,748]
Excel formula help [views: 263,906]
What to do when Excel formulas are not working? [views: 249,776]
Excel Forum @ Chandoo.org [views: 237,185]
Between formula in Excel [views: 234,504]
Excel basics – what are they and how to learn them? [views: 230,856]
Excel VBA Examples [views: 208,176]
Excel SUMPRODUCT formula [views: 181,580]
Delete blank rows in Excel – quick tip [views: 176,151]
Welcome to Chandoo.org – a short introduction [views: 152,255]
Top 3 podcast episodes in 2014
In 2014, I have started Chandoo.org podcast. It is very well received by our community. Thank you so much. Here are the top 3 sessions of Chandoo.org podcast in 2014.
CP014: How to create awesome dashboards – 10 step process [listens: 16,827]
CP025: Sexy on spreadsheet, ugly on printout [listens: 14,817]
CP001: Introducing Chandoo.org podcast [listens: 14,592]
Key trends this year
This year our focus was on,
- Making more people awesome in Excel, Dashboards, Power Pivot & VBA
- Sharing Excel information in new Podcast format
- Meeting our readers face to face in conference & live classes in USA
- Engaging with you on social media via Facebook page, Pinterest boards & YouTube channel
- Playing with Excel, creating fun examples and sharing awesome content
- Running another amazing dashboard contest and learning from entries.
What do you enjoy most in Chandoo.org this year?
I hope you had a fantastic year learning and unlocking awesome powers of Excel in 2014. Please share your favorite posts, podcasts, videos and content (from Chandoo.org or elsewhere) in the comments section.
And before I forget, Happy New Year to you & your family.
My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.
Thank you and see you around.
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