Thanks to the annual WordPress wrap-up, I’m happy to share with you the following information about blog traffic last year.
The busiest day of the year was December 2nd. The most popular post that day was Education Companies in Vietnam: Take a Walk on the Wild Side (Part I), including 130 Facebook shares to date. (Don’t miss Part II, too!)
It’s interesting to note that three of the top five posts were written in 2010, 2011 and 2012. I can explain the popularity of some posts; others are a mystery. “Corruption Sans Borders” was about one of the hottest (and most infuriating) stories of 2013 in our industry involving corruption in the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). The two-part series post about “education companies” attracted some attention because of some of the issues raised, including the unethical business practices of many players and the broader issue of corruption in education, which the Vietnamese government is addressing slowly but surely. Student visas are always a popular topic and the majority of Vietnamese undergraduates in the U.S. are enrolled in community colleges. About the sale of “accredited overseas phds” – some are actually to looking to buy while others are simply looking for information about the topic.
Top Five Posts
Broward College in Vietnam (April 2012)
where can i buy an accredited overseas phd? (January 2011)
Of Student Visas & Community Colleges (November 2010)
In all, there were visitors from 171 countries (!) with most coming from the U.S. Vietnam and the UK were not far behind. This may be the year that I unveil a Vietnamese language blog, time permitting.