Around the end of the year, the data team gets a lot of requests from the editorial teams to pull which posts had the highest traffic that year. Usually, they’re looking to figure out which of the posts they wrote that year did the best - but there are always posts that were published in previous years that gain enough traffic to show up on the list.
We call these types of posts “revival posts”, and this year, 18 revival posts showed up in the top 100 Gizmodo Media Group posts by pageviews. Here are the top five, minus one from the Gawker Media days that I probably shouldn’t link to here.
“Second Cousins,” “Once Removed”, and More Explained in Chart Form
Date Published: 11/22/14
Main Traffic Source: Facebook