Most Popular Content of 2007

  1. Embankment Dams in Earth Fissure Risk Zones-a Regulator’s Dilemma – Published 09/27/2007 (1,338 total page impressions)
  2. Highway Cut Slopes in Rock: Specialized Excavation and Enhancement Techniques – Published 08/28/2007 (915 total page impressions)
  3. Free Online Access to Natural Hazards Journal – Published 11/01/2007 (293 total page impressions)
  4. The Ultimate Geotechnical Engineering Challenge – Published 05/29/2007 (1,005 total page impressions)
  5. LRFD for Bridge Substructure Design, Note 2 – Published 06/21/2007 (800 total page impressions)
  6. Landslide Occurs in Residential La Jolla California – Published 10/04/2007 (360 total page impressions)
  7. 17 Years Ago: Bizarre Drilling Disaster at Lake Peigneur – Published 11/21/2007 (166 total page impressions)
  8. LRFD for Bridge Substructure Design, Note 1 – Published 04/23/2007 (908 total page impressions)
  9. Devil’s Slide Tunnel Construction Kicks Off – Published 09/19/2007 (359 total page impressions)
  10. Geotechnical Engineering of the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge – Published 10/08/2007 (283 total page impressions)
  11. gINT Professional Software Explained – Published 06/25/2007 (595 total page impressions)
  12. Java Mud Volcano Summary – Published 06/13/2007 (623 total page impressions)
  13. VBA and Excel for Engineers and Scientists – Published 04/05/2007 (776 total page impressions)
  14. Anniversary of Loma Prieta Earthquake – USGS Warns of Hayward Fault – Published 11/01/2007 (172 total page impressions)
  15. Hanging Lake Tunnel (Colorado) repair nearly complete – Published 10/17/2007 (205 total page impressions)

Think my math is a little fuzzy? You are right. Because some articles have been published longer than others, I thought the true measure of a content item’s popularity was not simply the number of page impressions ("hits" for the layman), but rather the number of page impressions divided by the length of time it has been published.

Some of the popular ones were slightly surprising to me, but if anything is clear it is that people really seem to appreciate the original (and republished) technical articles. I have certainly taken note of that, and in 2008 I will try to step up my efforts to solicit articles from our colleagues. I have some more reflections on the first calendar year of and some goals for the new year that I’ll share with you all in a separate post. Again, Happy New Year, and thanks for visiting!