2014 has been a fantastic year for Red Website Design, we’ve grown from a one man band at the start of the year to having 5 full time members of staff (and more on the way).

Our blog has been a key part of that success as it has generated the all-important social shares and backlinks that have seen our numerous landing pages rise to the first page of Google.

Below we take a look back at the top 10 articles that made 2014 such a great year.

The 10 Most Viewed and Shared Posts from Our Blog in 2014

1 – 12 Steps to Create the Perfectly Optimised Webpage

This infographic was shared on the Social Media Examiner Facebook page back in February.

With over 300,000 fans it received almost 8,000 views on the first day and now has almost 14,000 views and thousands of shares and backlinks.

Here’s the infographic – https://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2014/02/14/12-steps-to-create-the-perfectly-optimised-webpage/

2 – 5 Twitter Hashtag Rules You Must Follow to Avoid Annoying Your Followers

This was also shared by Social Media Examiner on Facebook and to date has been viewed over 7,000 times and has generated thousands of shares and backlinks.

Here’s the infographic – https://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2014/08/18/5-twitter-hashtag-rules-you-must-follow-to-avoid-annoying-your-followers/

3 – 46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss

This isn’t a typical marketing post so we are surprised to see this at number three. It just goes to show sometimes you have to go outside of the box.

Here’s the infographic – https://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2014/07/03/46-hidden-tips-and-tricks-to-use-google-search-like-a-boss/

4 – What Social Media Platforms are Best Suited to Your Business?

Yet another post shared by Social Media Examiner (we love them!).

Here’s the infographic – https://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2014/09/09/what-social-media-platforms-are-best-suited-to-your-business/

5 – How to Build 100,000 Twitter Followers

We wrote this to celebrate reaching a landmark in our social media strategy and to answer the question people asked us the most – how do you have so many Twitter followers?

Here’s the answer – https://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2014/02/12/how-to-build-100000-twitter-followers/

6 – A Complete List of UK Twitter Hashtags to Help Market your Business

This post was created in 2013 but has been very popular throughout 2014 as UK businesses look for ways to market themselves on Twitter. We’ll be updating this again very soon so check back for more hours to get involved with.

Here’s the article – https://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2013/11/01/a-complete-list-of-uk-twitter-hashtags-to-help-market-your-business-2/

7 – 12 of the Most Misused Words Guaranteed to Ruin Your Marketing Strategy

This infographic has gone mad on Pinterest in the past few weeks having been languishing in the lower reaches until recently.

Here’s the infographic – https://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2014/09/09/12-of-the-most-misused-words-guaranteed-to-ruin-your-marketing-strategy/

8 – What Your Company Colours Say About Your Business

We love colour infographics here on our blog, and so do you guys. This was the most popular of the year.

Here’s the infographic – https://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2014/02/11/what-your-company-colours-say-about-your-business/

9 – 20 Twitter Hashtags That Will Turn You into an Entrepreneurial Rock Star

More hashtag stuff but these are more general rather than the UK networking hours in the article at number six.

Here’s the infographic – https://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2014/03/21/20-twitter-hashtags-that-will-turn-you-into-an-entrepreneurial-rock-star/

10 – 21 Outdated Website Features That Make Your Site Look Like Something from the Stone Age

This was our first venture into the creation of our own infographics and it has gone down very well. We plan to flood the internet with infographics in 2015 so you’ll be sick of the sight of them soon.

Here’s the infographic – https://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2014/03/17/21-outdated-website-features-that-make-your-site-look-like-something-from-the-stone-age/

So that’s the top ten from 2014, here’s to a prosperous 2015!