It is clear that tech bloggers had a great year on the Silvrback platform, garnering the top five single-day page views for 2015.
The top five blog posts for the year, based on single-day page views in Google Analytics, were all from tech bloggers. The single-day record for the site was smashed in December when nearly 57,000 views were recorded for a post by Brett Cannon on his article Why Python 3 Exists. Brett had two of the top viewed posts of the year.
The top blog posts for 2015 include:
Why Python 3 Exists, recorded 56,738 views on December 17th; posted by Brett Cannon.
Free Parking for Life, recorded 13,057 views on November 9th; posted by Ron Reiter.
How to Pick a Frontend Web Framework, recorded 10,120 views on October 15th; posted by Alexey Migutsky.
How I Stay Happy Making Open Source Software, recorded 8,663 views on November 30th; posted by Brett Cannon.
Swift 2.1, recorded 6,951 views on September 24th; posted by Russ Bishop.
Benjamin Bengfort's post from February 2nd, Getting Started with Spark (in Python), accumulated the second most total views for the year, 44,778, reflecting a persistent interest in the piece. Cannon's Python 3 article garnered the top spot with some 75,000 views, to date.
Since acquiring Silvrback in August, the new owners have streamlined site functionality and added a number of features to support tech bloggers, such as direct uploads from Github repos and other collaboration and blogger support. It appears the site has a relatively ambitious agenda for 2016, as well, based on recent announcements.