Top 10 Internet Psychology posts for 2013

It has been a busy year on this website; so far in 2013 I have posted 781 items, an average of just over two posts every single day. Not bad, considering I rarely post at weekends.

However, some posts have been more popular than others – inevitably. So here is my Top 10 list of posts for 2013, based upon the numbers of people reading them.

1. The 7 Psychology Books Every Business Owner Should Read

This post takes you through a list of books that reveal some surprising truths about psychology and its application in business.
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2. Can your business Tweet or should social activity be from real people?

This article debated whether or not you can pay someone to Tweet on your behalf, or should you always do it yourself.
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3. Twitter beats Facebook and LinkedIn for lead generation – or does it?

This post considered data that suggested Twitter was better at lead generation than other social networks, revealing a gap in the theory.
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4. Interflora proves SEO can be harmful

In this article I showed how a major brand like Interflora was able to break the “rules” of SEO and so get itself demoted in Google. It was a warning that some SEO techniques need to be avoided.
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5. Stop checking the Internet late at night

This post revealed that increasing amounts of stress are related to checking emails and web information before going to sleep. The recommendation for a good night’s rest was to go back to the olden days and read a book instead.
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6. Seven ways to get your website noticed without using the Internet

In this post I demonstrated seven ways in which you can use offline promotion to get online visitors.
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7. Facebook could be outliving its usefulness

This post was only published 10 days ago, but has been so popular it already makes it into the Top 10. I suggested that maybe the tide was turning for the business use of Facebook.
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8. The pronouns you use on your website matter

In this article I explored the issue of how you write web content to connect with your readers in better ways. The word “I” turns out to be rather significant.
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9. Facebook is bad for you

This post revealed that even though there may be downsides to Facebook, you can overcome many of them with a routine.
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10. Too much social media could be bad for relationships

In this post I discussed new research that showed social media could be causing relationship difficulties.
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So those are the Top 10 posts for this year. They are the posts that I wrote this year – but they are not the top posts on my site, overall. The Number One post on my site is something I wrote back in March 2012, Social Media Profile Pictures are More Important Than Your Text. And the Number Two post of all time on my website is something I wrote at the beginning of 2009 – When Did the World Wide Web Start?


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Graham Jones
Graham Jones is an Internet Psychologist who studies the way people use the online world, in particular how people engage with businesses. He uses this knowledge to help companies improve their online connections to their customers and potential customers and offers consultancy, workshops, masterclasses and webinars. He also speaks regularly at conferences and business events. Graham is an award-winning writer and the author of 32 books, several of which are about various aspects of the Internet. For more information connect with me on Google+
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