It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone. 2016 was a great year here at Acrolinx — one that was filled with new releases of our software, a brand refresh, lots of great events, and even more content. In fact, over the past 12 months, we have published dozens of blog posts as well as reports, case studies, webinars, and more. Suffice it to say that we’ve been staying very busy as we try to keep you infotained.

In case you missed out on all of our great content this year, we’re going to do you a favor and point you to our five most popular pieces. Of course, we’d encourage you to go back and look at all of our content, but if you don’t have time, then these pieces are a good place to start. They were the most talked about, shared, and viewed by your peers, and definitely worth a look.

So, without further ado, here’s the Acrolinx list of our top five pieces of content in 2016:

5) Trump, Hillary, and More! 5 Things We Learned by Scoring the Presidential Candidates’ Content
The election may be long over now, but back in March we decided to turn our content analytics engine loose on each of the presidential candidates’ websites. Our goal was to see who had the best content and to try to deduct what, if any, conclusions could be drawn from that information. Take a peek to see what we learned. The results might just surprise you. Read more.

4) 10 Translations That Didn’t Quite Turn Out Right
When translators don’t hit the mark, it can either lead to big problems or charming mistakes. In this post, we’ve captured examples where the latter was the case. And while these translation bloopers may be funny, they also point to the importance of having the right translation practices in place. Read more.

3) The ROI of Great Content
As content marketers, we all know in our hearts that better content gets better results. But until we published this report, no one had the proof to back it up. Get the results of our research report to find out the true value of high-quality content based on its impact on things like conversions, brand trust, and intent to purchase. Read more.

2) 7 Valentine’s Day Fails That Show Why Language Matters
So, it turns out that you guys really enjoy a good laugh. In this post, we brought you examples of Valentine’s messages gone awry. Admittedly, it wasn’t the most educational blog post, but it was very popular. Apparently, sometimes humor trumps love, at least when it involves typos. So have a laugh and remember to always proofread your content. Read more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) What Is Tone of Voice and Why Does It Matter?
At Acrolinx, we’re very interested in tone of voice. And it turns out that we’re not the only ones. We actually wrote this post in 2015, but it’s gone on to be our most successful post of 2016, garnering thousands and thousands of views. If you want to get the 411 on tone of voice, this is the post for you. Read more.

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