Best of – 2014

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2014 has been the busiest year since starting

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 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 podcast. (assuming only 50% of downloads materialized to listens)

We have trained more than 2,000 people thru my online classes – Excel School, VBA Classes & Power Pivot classes.

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, 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]

Honorable mentions

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 – 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. 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 @ [views: 237,185]
Between formula in Excel [views: 234,504]

Honorable mentions

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 – a short introduction [views: 152,255]

Top 3 podcast episodes in 2014

Subscribe to podcast - become awesome in ExcelIn 2014, I have started podcast. It is very well received by our community. Thank you so much. Here are the top 3 sessions of 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 podcast [listens: 14,592]

Key trends this year

This year our focus was on,

What do you enjoy most in 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 or elsewhere) in the comments section.

And before I forget, Happy New Year to you & your family. 


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5 Responses to “Best of – 2014”

  1. Pavel Lasák says:

    Congratulations, very good blog about Excel.

    My blog celebrates 10 years in a few days 😉 My top page have only 15,282 views.

    Happy New Year.

  2. Khalid NGO says:

    Hi Chandoo, Happy New Year to you and family...

    Difficult for me to count the enjoyment you given in 2014.
    All most all the available time, I tries to get connected with your site, I spend most of the time on the Forum Section, to learn various problems and their solutions. I love this site and you 🙂

    I would like to say Very Big Thanks to you n your company, Happy New Year and best wishes for you.

  3. Abhilash VK says:

    2nd, 3rd and 4th on Top Posts Written in 2014 is my best choices for the year. (Ofcourse many).

    Chandoo, Hui, All Viewers,

  4. Karamvir Dahiya says:

    Hi Chandoo,
    I read your posts regarding excel. You provide such an awesome info . i really appreciate your work.

    Keep Going On.........Chandoo

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