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My Top-5 in 2012 …. Plus one!

The Sales Coach Blog presented over 200 articles in 2012 and it received close to 30,000 visitors in that period. April to June was when the blog hit the purple patch, it was an inflection point; readership regularly hit 100+ per day from that period onwards. In Dec 2012 there was a slowdown because I had not posted any article after Dec 8th – the next one only appeared on Jan 1, 2013; concomitantly there was a huge dip in readership, from almost 4000 in Nov 2012 it crashed to 1700 in Dec 2012. I have it all to do in 2013.

Based on number of readers these are the Top-5 articles:

No.1 spot is taken by the 2nd and concluding article of the Negotiation Case Study I presented in May, 2012.


Then came the one on qualification of Prospects – how to make realisitic Sales Forecasts:


What I had to say about letting go off the past and moving on struck a chord with a lot of my readers:


Most people don’t realise that one needs to be assertive to be successful in life – I made a strong case for it here:


And finally, the one that should be on top of the list; actually this article got the highest number of hits but the analytics on WordPress also tells me that a lot of people reached the article after having Googled for the photo, not the text!! So I hesitantly put it down at No.5


A special mention for this next article because it got the highest number of responses from my readers – there were 17 comments in response to this article and one even had a follow-up comment. The topic discussed was Courtesy and Manners and its a hotly debated one in recent times. Almost everyone has something to say about it and that’s reflected in the number of responses I got:


I look forward to your support, feedback and comments in 2013.

P.S: This was the article posted on the day the blog got its highest ever readership – the topic was Career Guidance for young professionals:


There were 201 visitors on that day – it was the 3rd time the Sales Coach Blog hit 200 in a single day – however the visitors were not here to read this article and hence it doesn’t feature in the Top-5.

  1. January 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Those are excellent figures, Jayadev. Still, you deserve a lot more! Your posts have offered breathtaking insights into the psychology and processes of current times. Often, there is a lot more to learn than just ‘sales’ that the innocuous name of your blog promises. I will take a plunge in all those posts on the Sunday that comes.

    • JayadevM
      January 5, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      Hi Umashankar

      Thank you for that endorsement. Yes, I present a lot more than tips on Sales through my articles – am glad you found them useful.

      I intend to continue in the same vein and hope to keep you, and other readers, interested with my work.

      Your support is invaluable.

  2. January 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Congrats again Jay!

  3. Raaj
    January 5, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Great going Jayan…. keep it rolling…. on and on, ever forward.. 2013 just might be the break through year.

    • JayadevM
      January 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you, Raaj … Would love to see your prediction come true!

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