2015 passed by so quickly. There were so many exciting things that happened to us last year. Our big move to Southern California was exciting especially for Sugar. She enjoyed two long road trips from Chicago to Southern California. Sugar is loving the life of a SoCal dog, sunshine plus dog-friendly beaches. Our big move kept me very busy but so grateful for all the amazing opportunities that came my way.
5 Golden Woofs Highlights in 2015
4) FitFoodie San Diego Ambassador – I love good food and being healthy too. Sugar has been my pawsome running buddy. I was so honored to be selected as an ambassador.
Our Tasty Treat Recipe page continues to be the most visited page. Read our previous post to view 15 Most Popular Dog Treat Recipes in 2015.
Pinterest is the least social media I use but many ‘pin’ our photos. For 2015, Search Engine (Google) and Pinterest are our top 2 referrer sites.
In 2015, I continued to be actively engaged in social media specifically Twitter. I love the instant response and gratification that someone is actually reading my tweets. It’s also interesting to know that some of our Twitter followers take the time and read our previous tweets. Also, it seems that my tweets drew curiosity to other tweeters, approximately 4500/month visited our blog from our Twitter profile. I learned a lot about the way I tweet (and schedule tweets) when a sudden (unexpected) spike of impression occurred during the weekend of our road trip back to SoCal. As a Twitter influencer, this occurrence was a great learning experience.
Instagram continues to be my favorite social media. I love taking photos of Sugar and Instagram is a great media for sharing it. During the Summer of 2015, I spent a lot on Instagram. I learned that Instagram is more than a fun, photo-based social network. Instagram algorithm continues to change, so it’s always a learning process. Did you know? “Instagram has 58 times more engagement per follower than Facebook and 68% of Instagrammers engage with brands regularly.” Here are our 5 most likes Instagram of 2015.
Our service/product feature post, Get Your Dog Pampered at #PetSmartGrooming was #1 viewed post. There were several curated magazine style website that featured our post. This post was published on November 2, 2015 and the end of the year page view was over 8,000.
Our Dog Health post continues to be popular. Here are Golden Woofs Top 10 Dog Health Posts in 2015.
1. How To Keep Your Dog Calm During Thunderstorms and Fireworks
2. Threat Of Canine Influenza
3. 10 Must Know About Canine Influenza
4. 5 Winter Care Tips For Your Dog
5. Infographic: 5 Walking Tips With Your Dog
6. Dry or Canned Dog Food: Which Is better For Your Dog?
7. Tips For Bathing Your Dog
8. TIPS: Keep Pets Happy and Safe During the Summer Months
9. Animal-Assisted Therapy: Is Medicine Going to the Dogs?
10. Urinary Tract Infections: UTIs in Dogs
Plans for 2016
My major plan for 2016 is to concentrate on my second book. I am happy to share that I was offered to write a dog treat cookbook. It’s a big thing, and I am very excited!
Sugar and I we are grateful to be partnering with several new brands. I’m looking forward to being an active Instagram Influencer. We have some exciting partnerships.
Many Golden Thanks to all of you. Special thanks to our long time followers/readers. We enjoy blogging and thankful for the wonderful special friendship. Special Woofs to our buddy Oz the Terrier. We are looking forward collaborating several blog posts and social media promotion with Oz the Terrier.