After having looked at one week of Sphinn SEO lessons it's time to put a number on things.

SEO's, SEM's and other abbreviated people within our industry love, love, numbers. Clickthrough rate, how many positions up in the rankings, number of estimated searches per month, links per minute. Heck, even Google is into it: -6, -30, -950, -whatever number penalty. Our very own Tom Tsinas loves numbers so much he's created a series of "[insert keyword] by the numbers" posts.

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Whether there're 4 reasons why we like lists, 7 ways to write numbered lists or 10 top reasons to avoid top 10 lists here are 44 enumerated pieces of Sphinn (SEO-ish) wisdom from the past 7 days:

5 x 3

For a total of 16 votes or an average of 3.2 votes per enumerated list:

3 x 4

For a total of 9 votes or an average of 3 votes per enumerated list:

8 x 5

For a total of 102 votes or an average of 12.75 votes per enumerated list:

2 x 6

For a total of 5 votes or an average of 2.5 votes per enumerated list:

3 x 7

For a total of 14 votes or an average of 4.6 votes per enumerated list:

1 x 8

For a total (and average…) of 10 votes:

2 x 9

For a total of 21 votes or an average of 10.5 votes per enumerated list:

12 x 10

For a total of 104 votes or an average of 8.6 votes per enumerated list:

1 x 12

For a total (and average…) of 12 votes:

1 x 13

For a total (and average…) of 10 votes:

1 x 15

For a total (and average…) of 3 votes:

2 x 20

For a total of 16 votes or an average of 8 votes per enumerated list:

1 x 22

For a total (and average…) of 9 votes:

1 x 25

For a total (and average…) of 9 votes:

1 x 104

For a total (and average…) of 1 vote:

Top 15 Enumerated Lists To Make

So what can we learn from this (forgetting for a moment that we didn't factor in day, time of day, wind velocity, number of characters in the title and amount of coffee consumed)?

  1. 5 [subject] : 12.75 votes
  2. 12 [subject] : 12 votes
  3. 9 [subject] : 10.5 votes
  4. 13 [subject] : 10 votes & 8 [subject] : 10 votes
  5. 22 [subject] : 9 votes & 25 [subject] : 9 votes
  6. 10 [subject] : 8.6 votes
  7. 20 [subject] : 8 votes
  8. 7 [subject] : 4.6 votes
  9. 3 [subject] : 3.2 votes
  10. 4 [subject] : 3 votes & 15 [subject] : 3 votes
  11. 6 [subject] : 2.5 votes
  12. 104 [subject] : 1 vote

A top 5 list seems to be a nice one to make. Short enough to quickly go through, long enough to provide value.

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