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2013 At Tweak Your Biz – Review Of A Super Blog

Tweak Your Biz has become an international super blog and business community. Over 100,000 businesses now visit every month and well over 500 contributors have written business articles for us. Earlier this year we celebrated our fourth year of growing the blog and community.

2013 At Tweak Your Biz - Review Of A Super Blog

2013 At Tweak Your Biz

Top 10 Countries

The website attracts traffic from all over the world with all continents represented in our top 10 countries and cities.


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South Africa


Top 10 Cities

  1. London
  2. Dublin
  3. New York
  4. Singapore
  5. Sydney
  6. Melbourne
  7. Toronto
  8. Bangalore
  9. Los Angeles
  10. Mumbai


Top 10 Social Media

Social media has always been an important way for us to promote our content and our contributors. Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin are neck in neck in terms of sending us traffic. Our sister website: BizSugar also sends regular and good levels of traffic to Tweak Your Biz.

  1. Twitter (29K visits)
  2. Facebook (26K visits)
  3. LinkedIn (23K visits)
  4. BizSugar (16K visits)
  5. Reddit (12K visits)
  6. Disqus (4K visits)
  7. Google+ (4K visits)
  8. Pinterest (2K visits)
  9. StumbleUpon (2K visits)
  10. HootSuite (1K visits)


Tweak Your Biz Posts

We published a lot of great content during 2013 but some of our most popular posts date back to 2012, again proving that value of evergreen content. The undisputed queen of Tweak Your Biz has to be Elish Bul-Godley with a total of three posts in our yearly top 10.

Top 10 Posts of 2013

  1. 100 Guerilla Marketing Ideas: Grow Sales With Zero Budget   A collaborative monster post by Elish Bul-Godley and Neil Sisson that includes 100 low cost marketing ideas for both your online and offline activities (253K pageviews).
  2. 12 Ways To Improve Productivity At The Workplace – Neil Jones highlights 12 factors to help improve employee productivity in the workplace (195K pageviews).
  3. 10 Top Social Media Monitoring & Analytics Tools Melissa O Connor lists 10 useful websites for social media monitoring and analytics (69K pageviews).
  4.  13 Innovative Event Ideas For Increasing Engagement -Discover Lost Lectures, Fishtanks And Speed Geeking – Elish Bul-Godley discusses how innovative event ideas and formats will encourage real world collaboration and conversation between you and your audience (47K pageviews).
  5. Why Wall Street Loves “The Art of War” – A 13 Point Plan To Mastering Business StrategySun Tzu‘s “The Art of War” has been one of the texts cited regularly as a source of razor sharp strategic thinking for the Business world.  Elish Bul-Godley invites you to discover the key elements in this priceless handbook on strategic and tactical thinking (38K pageviews).
  6. Management Styles – Theory X and Theory Y – Leadership has become the preferred method of empowering employees, clients, colleagues and peersElaine Rogers looks at what a few of the expert Theorists have researched over the last century and how relevant some of these explorations are today (34K pageviews).
  7. 10 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail – Running a small business is an exciting venture that can lead to the financial freedom. But with great rewards come great risks, Jared Mumford looks at some of the reasons behind small business failure (31K pageviews).
  8. Recruitment – 10 Key Steps To Getting The Right Person, First Time! –  Bad recruitment decisions are costly.  Jackie Prendergast provides you with a ten step plan for getting the right person, first time (30K pageviews).
  9. Importance Of SWOT Analysis In Your Marketing Plan – When marketing your business, it’s the differentiators that matter. Nishadha Silva shows you how a SWOT analysis of you and your competitors will help to identify these differentiators (17K pageviews).
  10. Is Using Outlook As CRM Healthy For Your Business? – Many small businesses continue to use Outlook as their customer relationship management solution. Paul Anderson discussed both sides of the story to help readers find a better customer management solution for their business (16K pageviews).


Monthly Tops 10s

We now publish 40-60 articles a month here at Tweak Your Biz so appearing in the monthly top 10 was a nice achievement.



Back in September, we introduced #TYBspotlight which offered our readers and community the opportunity to get featured here at Tweak Your Biz:


Tweak Your Biz TV

Perhaps it was a quieter year for Tweak Your Biz TV but there was still some great interviews with really interesting and inspiring business people.


Tweak Your Biz Title Generator Tool

Everyone knows that an outstanding title can increase tweets, Facebook Likes, and visitor traffic by 50% or more. That’s why we created and launched the Tweak Your Biz Title generator tool during 2013 – It’s free and has been receiving rave reviews from the international blogging community:

Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2014.

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Digital expert, top 10% influencer with over 10 years’ senior management experience - including managing projects and teams, and growing companies in the Irish, international and online marketplaces. Co-founded one of the largest B2B blogs in the world, helped grow a B2B social media to over 1,000,000 members, created the strategy for one of the most effective SME Facebook pages in the world and have grown 3 business websites (, & to in excess of a 100,000 unique visitors per month. Have consulted and worked with both corporate and SME clients on leveraging digital to drive business KPIs. Speaker at industry events, have authored several industry reports on the Digital Economy and appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Business Insider and other leading online and offline business publications. Specialities include: Entrepreneurship Business Development, Start-ups, Business Planning, Management, Training, Leadership, Sales Management, Sales, Sales Process, Coaching, Online Advertising, Blogging, Online Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, SEO, Social Media Strategist, Digital Strategy, Social Media ROI, User Generated Content, Social Customer Care.

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  • Thanks for putting this together Niall. What an amazing year it has been and I’m looking forward to 2014 to go bigger and even better

  • Elish Bul-Godley

    Wow what a wake of success- thank you to everyone who has taught me and helped me find my way through the blogosphere , am in awe of the smarts and supports in this group. And if it weren’t for the visionary Niall Devitt goading me on 2 years ago, I never would have discovered this new found passion and new phase in my career.

  • Hey Niall, well done on a fantastic year. You and your team deserve all the success with the hard work you have all put in.

  • Hi Ian, thank you for your continued support and congratulations to you & Collette on your wonderful success at Happy Christmas to you both and I know you’re going to have a super 2014!

  • Hi Elish, I might have helped to get you started but at this stage, it’s me that’s now learning from you. Thanks for your support and fab contributions. Happy Christmas and wishing you lots more success during 2014.

  • Thank you Sian, you deserve the larger portion of the credit for steering the ship. Happy Christmas & onwards and upwards in 2014

  • Congrats on being the queen of 2013 Elish 🙂 Nice to see our post is still top of the heap

  • Nice 1 Niall…cool post. I havent written any non seo or client content in months…need to climb back into the saddle. Congrats to you and to everyone at TYB. 2014 will be even better no doubt

  • ElliStGeorgeGodfrey

    Well done, Niall and Sian! It’s so impressive seeing this site grow up and having the honour of being one of the contributors. Here’s to a fabulous 2014!

  • Thank you Neil, we’re looking forward to having you back one of the days. Happy Christmas and continued success in 2014.

  • Hi Elli & we’re very lucky to have you. Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2014.

  • Congratulations on another great year to Niall and the team! Loads of really useful articles throughout the year – and it’s good to see a clear and strong vision backed up by solid editorial policy succeeding so well!

  • Thank you Lewis & happy Christmas to you. I hope 2014 will bring you lots of creativity, passion and success.

  • Elish Bul-Godley

    Thanks in no small part to your SEO prowess of course

  • Camille McClane

    Hi Niall,

    Thank you so much! You may absolutely use the phrase! 🙂

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  • Thanks for another great post Mary. Mobile is definitely where you need to be these days so thanks for sharing these suggestions with our community

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  • Eric Haskell

    Exactly Niall! It is never easy to get a simple website. That’s where the professionals become relevant. Like in any other field, in designing also, it is best to leave the work to professionals to get the best results.

  • Aileen Hannan

    Tom, I couldn’t agree more about the power of video. I was recently onto indiegogo, complaining about the order of their videos for the Solar Roadways campaign. The second video, ‘Solar Freakin Roadways’ communicates the message best, yet people may never scroll down.

    I am also impressed that you have already learned that people invest in people. Best of luck with all your projects.

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