Top 10 articles, stats, and editor's picks: October 2014 report

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We had a steady month in October on Opensource.com bringing in 406,842 page views and 234,521 unique visits. We published 81 articles including 16 featured pieces during our All Things Open interview series and 8 featured interviews for covering the OpenStack Kilo Summit.

Highlights

It was outstanding to see that 52% of the content published was contributed from the open source community. That's two months in a row with over 50%.

For the tenth month in a row, the top article was "Top 5 open source project management tools in 2014," written by one of our community moderators. It continues to get steady search traffic and was the most visited page on the site with almost 44,000 page views.

Rankings

Our "What is open source?" page maintained the #1 position in organic search results and generated 17,937 page views, steady month-over-month.

The "What is OpenStack" landing page hit an all-time record receiving 8,681 views. The search rank for the "OpenStack" on Google in steady at the #3 position in organic results.

The Opensource.com Community Moderators were in Raleigh, NC for our annual, in-person meeting. They also attended the All Things Open conference, for which Opensource.com is a partner and media sponsor. Our Community Moderators continue to be engaged volunteers and contributed 24 articles this month (30% of our published content) as well of lots of great social media support.

Editor's pick 6

This was another tough month to make the editor's picks with so many great articles published in October. Here are six posts definitely worth adding to your open source reading list, and if I missed one, add it to the comments and tell us why you liked it so much.

Top 10 articles published in October 2014

  1. Taiga, a new open source project management tool with focus on usability by Nitish Tiwari | 11,924 (page views)
  2. New open hardware: Raspberry Pi B+ by Luis Ibanez (community moderator) | 9,275 (page views)
  3. Five open source alternatives to popular web apps by Scott Nesbitt (community moderator) | 7,943 (page views)
  4. This is what system administration in the open looks like by Jason Baker (Red Hat) | 2,959 (page views)
  5. Test drive Linux with nothing but a flash drive by Scott Nesbitt (community moderator) | 2,833 (page views)
  6. How to clean up digital recordings using Audacity by Scott Nesbitt (community moderator) | 2,793 (page views)
  7. How OpenStack powers the research at CERN by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) | 2,759 (page views)
  8. Top 3 open source alternatives to Google Analytics by Scott Nesbitt (community moderator) | 2,486 (page views)
  9. 7 new tips, tricks, and tutorials for OpenStack by Jason Baker (Red Hat) | 2,430 (page views)
  10. Five talented women in open source you should know by Adam Levenson | 2,422 (page views)

Honorable mention

Top 10 articles overall in October 2014

  1. Top 5 open source project management tools in 2014 by Robin Muilwijk (community moderator) | 43,771 (page views)
  2. Taiga, a new open source project management tool with focus on usability by Nitish Tiwari | 11,924 (page views)
  3. New open hardware: Raspberry Pi B+ by Luis Ibanez (community moderator) | 9,275 (page views)
  4. Five open source alternatives to popular web apps by Scott Nesbitt (community moderator) | 7,943 (page views)
  5. Top 5 open source customer relationship management tools by Scott Nesbitt (community moderator) | 5,230 (page views)
  6. Four Linux distros for kids by Aseem Sharma (community moderator) | 3,726 (page views)
  7. Best of Opensource.com: Top 10 open source projects in 2013 by Opensource.com | 3,143 (page views)
  8. This is what system administration in the open looks like by Jason Baker (Red Hat) | 2,959 (page views)
  9. Test drive Linux with nothing but a flash drive by Scott Nesbitt (community moderator) | 2,833 (page views)
  10. How to clean up digital recordings using Audacity by Scott Nesbitt (community moderator) | 2,793 (page views)

Stats

  • Opensource.com homepage: 28,231 page views (last month: 29,343 page views)
  • What is open source? resource page: 17,937 page views (last month: 17,850 page views)
  • What is OpenStack? resource page: 8,681 page views (last month: 7,877 page views)
  • Articles published: 81

What do you get out of this report? Tell us in the comments.

Jason Hibbets
Jason Hibbets is a Principal Program Manager at Red Hat with the Digital Communities team. He works with the Enable Architect, Enable Sysadmin, Enterprisers Project, and Opensource.com community publications.

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