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2012 was an amazing year in marketing. To celebrate the new year, we decided to look back at the most popular articles on the HubSpot blog -- because it's one of the places we celebrate new advancements in marketing year round!
In fact, in the past 12 months, we've published more than 900 articles, received more than 8.7 million visitors, and accumulated almost 80 thousand comments. With all that content, we wanted to see what resonated the best with our readers and, coincidentally, also happened to tickle our fancy. So we dug into the data -- like marketers tend to do -- and uncovered the top ten most read, most shared, most linked-to, and most commented upon HubSpot blog posts of 2012. We hope you enjoy reliving them as much as we enjoyed writing them!

The Top 10 HubSpot Blog Posts of 2012

The 10 Greatest Marketing Campaigns of All Time

What do the world's most memorable brands get right? They know how to create compelling, creative, and inspiring marketing messages that resonate with their audience. That's why we compiled the best marketing campaigns of all time, so you can learn their secrets, too. Continue reading.

11 Simple (But Critical) Tips for Creating Better Landing Pages

Landing pages are the secret to lead generation, but not every landing page is created equal. To help you create the most amazing landing pages, we gathered the 11 best -- yet simplest -- landing page tips in this article. Continue reading.

8 Dangerous (But Common) Misconceptions About Email Marketing

Email marketing is one of the oldest digital marketing channels, ever. That means it's had enough time to accumulate plenty of misconceptions and myths about how it works. And these myths can be dangerous for your brand ... unless someone dispels them for you! Continue reading.

stock photo girl13 Hilarious Examples of Truly Awful Stock Photography

Using stock photography can help marketers articulate information by adding visual elements. But not all stock photos work. In fact, these stock photos are so bad, you'll hope you can't dig one up on your own website! Continue reading.

The History of Marketing: An Exhaustive Timeline [INFOGRAPHIC]

My oh my, has the world of marketing changed! How much so? Find out the entire history of marketing, all packaged in this amazing infographic. Continue reading.

17 Examples of Twitter Brand Page Backgrounds to Inspire You

Every now and then, it helps to get a little inspiration. When it comes to Twitter backgrounds, specifically, we compiled 17 examples of really awesome designs for your viewing pleasure. Or design inspiration. Or both. Continue reading.

10 Companies That Totally Nailed Their Taglines

Developing a really great tagline for your company is no easy task. It needs to be unique, understandable, creative, and memorable. In this post, we'll show you how 10 companies get it right, so we can all have an easier time getting it right, too. Continue reading.

Why You Need Marketing Analytics, Not Web Analytics

One of the biggest things that separates remarkable marketers from everyone else is being able to measure their effectiveness. The problem? Most marketers only use web analytics and not marketing analytics. And yes, there are major differences between the two you need to know. Learn them now. Continue reading.

15 Things People Absolutely Hate About Your Website

Let's face it -- there are a lot of elements on websites these days that really annoy people. The question is, are you committing these website sins, too? Eek. Check now, just to be sure. Continue reading.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Mastering LinkedIn

LinkedIn is an amazing tool for marketers. You can connect with people using groups, product pages, questions, and more. If you're looking to master one of the best social networks, let this post be your ultimate cheat sheet. Continue reading.

BONUS: 7 Common SEO Myths to Throw Out the Window Immediately

Okay, I know we've completed our top 10, but after only a month of being published, this post has already gained tens of thousands of views. Plus, it's a really great article about uncovering common -- yet deadly -- SEO myths. Continue reading.
What were your favorite marketing blog posts of the year? Share them in the comments!