2018 was a really successful one for our website. The number of view increased by 95% compared to last year!
Of the top ten most read blogs of the year, only two were written in the last twelve months â€“ these were:
- How many satellites are orbiting the Earth in 2018? â€“ 2nd most popular; and
- How many Earth Observations satellites are in space in 2018? â€“ 10th most popular.
The most frequently read blog of the year was:
The remaining slots of the top ten were filled with ones that are consistently in our top ten each year, which is fantastic to see as it indicates that people do find these blogs useful. They were:
- 3rd – How many satellites are orbiting the Earth in 2016?
- 4th – Differences between optical and radar satellite data?
- 5th – What do colours mean in satellite imagery?
- 6th – Earth Observation satellites in space in 2017?
- 7th – Why understanding spatial resolution is important.
- 8thÂ – Four Fantastic Forestry Applications of Remote Sensing
- 9th – Five Landsat quirks you should know.
If we focus just the ten most read blogs published in the last year, the other eight are:
- Four Key Earth Observation Trends for 2018
- Earth Observationâ€™s Flying Start to 2018
- Monitoring Water Quality from Space
- Will You Have To Pay for Landsat Data?
- Five Learning Points for Developing An Earth Observation Portal.
- Drones: Useful Earth Observation Platform, or An Expensive Toy?
- Is China Becoming the Worldâ€™s Earth Observation Power?
- Blue Phase At Wavelength 2018
Publishing a weekly blog is hard work â€“ the time between issuing a blog and having to start the next one seems to get shorter each time. Sometimes weâ€™re well planned and know exactly what weâ€™re going to be writing about, other weeks sometimes itâ€™s only a few hours before we publish that we have our inspiration!
The thing that makes it all worthwhile is the number of people we talk to at meetings and conferences who say they read our blog â€“ last year we even had a shout out at a conference from another presenter whoâ€™d used our blog to help them put together their presentation. Equally surprising is the breadth of places that use our â€˜How Many Satellites Orbiting The Earth Blogsâ€™ as input to other articles about space â€“ the referral links to our website can be unexpected until you work out there is space article and somewhere within it is a link to us!
Thanks for taking the time to read this year, and we hope we can catch your eye a few times again next year.
Weâ€™d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and a very successful 2019!