Our 10 Most Popular Blog Posts in 2016


With 2017 on the horizon, it’s easy to get caught up in a frenzy of New Year planning.

Maybe you’ve already started to create your resolutions and make plans for a great 2017.

Here at Constant Contact, we’ve been busy planning the next few months’ worth of content — so we can help you meet your biggest marketing goals in 2017.

But before we say goodbye to 2016, let’s take a moment to look back at some highlights from the past year.  

This year, we published 232 blog posts on topics ranging from email marketing, social media marketing, and more.

Here are our 10 most popular posts from the past year:

1. 10 Things You Need to Do When Getting Started on YouTube

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With billions of video views each day, YouTube represents a huge opportunity for small businesses. Read this post to learn how to set your YouTube channel up for success.

2. Improve Your Open Rates with These 12 Subject Line Tweaks

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Your email subject line is the first impression you make in the inbox. Check out these 12 successful subject lines to get inspiration for your next email.

3. How to Make Your Facebook Cover Photo the Right Size


Visuals are one of the most effective ways to stand out on social media. Make sure your images are sized and styled correctly with these tips.

4. 10 Ways to Market Your Small Business on a Shoestring Budget

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Small business marketing expert, Susan Solovic, shares her best tips on cost-effective marketing solutions. Are there any ideas you’re overlooking?

5. Why You Should Switch to an Instagram Business Account

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In 2016, Instagram launched their new business accounts. Has your business made the switch? Read why you should, and how to get set up in minutes.

6. 6 Reasons Emails Bounce (And What You Can Do to Improve Your Bounce Rate)

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Nobody likes seeing that their email didn’t get delivered. With an email provider like Constant Contact, you have access to analytics that show you why your email bounced and how to ensure your message gets delivered.

7. Get Your Emails Ready for the Holidays with These 11 Email Templates

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With major shopping days like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, the holidays are an important time for small businesses. These 11 holiday email templates make it easy to reach your audience and drive action.

8. 30 Creative Ideas for Your Holiday Email Marketing

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Not sure what to send during the holidays? These 30 creative ideas will stop your writer’s block in its tracks.

9. How to Master Your First Snapchat On-Demand Geofilter

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If you’re considering using Snapchat for your business, creating a custom geofilter is one of the best ways to boost engagement. Read this post for a step-by-step look at how to set one up for your business.

10. Find the Best Time and Content to Post on Facebook with Facebook Insights

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Have you ever wondered the best time to post on Facebook? The answer is in your Facebook Insights. This post will show you how to make an informed decision and share content at the best time for your specific audience.

Thanks for reading!

As we start to create a whole new year’s worth of content, I encourage you to let us know what you’d like to see covered in 2017.

It’s your questions, challenges, and feedback that inspire the blog posts we create each month, so please leave us a comment if you have an idea for us.

We wish you a happy 2017 and hope to see you back in the months ahead.

You can stay up-to-date on our latest posts by subscribing to our new Blog Newsletter, which lets you know whenever we publish something new. 

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