The Biggest Name Drop of 2012 – A List

The Biggest Name Drop of 2012 – A List

Because there are never enough “top lists” of the year, I too will add to this flurry of blog posts. However, mine is much different than any other fluff you have read thus far. It is a list of companies, universities and organizations that have visited my site in 2012; the ultimate name drop. This is a list that proves you are currently reading The Most Interesting Blog in the World!

How can a lowly PPC blog make such an audacious statement? With visits from NASA, Harvard, MIT, Amazon, Google, 3M, Yale and NBC, I can say that I have had some of the most interesting organizations in the World visit my website this year.

Cutting out clutter, like standard ISPs, I got a good picture of companies and organizations that actually visited and used my website in 2012. I hand-picked the top 100 most interesting visitors and broke them out into three main categories: Universities, Corporations, and Government Agencies. These are legit visits with a purpose, no bounces.

Basic Statistics of

–          2650 unique internet networks

–          10k visitors (not great, I need to try harder)

–          115 countries from 5 continents

–          Top countries: US, India, UK, Canada, Germany

–          75% of my traffic is Google Organic

–          85% new visitors

–          45% use Chrome, 30% use Firefox, 15% IE

The Breakdown of Recognizable Visitors

Traffic Pie Chart Jordon Meyer








This was difficult to choose, but I broke down my top visits to make it more digestible.

Top 10 University Visitors

  1. Columbia University
  2. Cornell University
  3. Duke University
  4. Harvard University
  5. Marquette University
  6. MIT
  7. Princeton University
  8. Purdue University
  9. Stanford University
  10. Yale University

Top 20 Large Corporation Visitors

  1. 3M Company
  2. Adobe
  3. Amazon
  4. Apple Inc
  5. Best Buy
  6. Dell Inc
  7. Disney Worldwide Services
  8. EBay
  9. ESPN
  10. Ford Motor Company
  11. Fox Entertainment
  12. General Motors Corporation
  13. Google Inc
  14. Harper Collins Publishers
  15. IBM
  16. NBC Universal
  17. The Boeing Company
  18. The Ogilvy Group
  19. Yahoo! Inc
  20. Zappos.Com Inc

Top 10 Government Visitors

  1. Department Of Homeland Security
  2. NASA
  3. OSHA
  4. The United States Centers For Disease Control
  5. U.S. Bureau Of Census
  6. U.S. Department Of State
  7. United States Senate
  8. US Dept Of Justice
  9. USAISC Headquarters
  10. World Health Organization

And now you can see why this is the most interesting blog in the world, my friends. Thank you SO much for reading, commenting and sharing this year. I hope to increase visits, time on site, and hope to get a few more comments in 2013. And thanks for letting me brag a little bit…


Top 100

  1. Boston University
  2. Brigham Young University
  3. Brown University
  4. Carnegie Mellon University
  5. Columbia University
  6. Cornell University
  7. Duke University
  8. Georgetown University
  9. Harvard University
  10. Illinois Institute Of Technology
  11. Johns Hopkins University
  12. Marquette University
  13. Massachusetts Institue Of Technology
  14. Princeton University
  15. Princeton University
  16. Purdue University
  17. San Francisco State University
  18. Stanford University
  19. Temple University
  20. Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  21. The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  22. Tufts University
  23. University Of Calgary
  24. University Of California At Berkeley
  25. University Of Chicago
  26. University Of Connecticut
  27. University Of Illinois
  28. University Of Kansas
  29. University Of Massachusetts
  30. University Of Michigan
  31. University Of Wisconsin Madison
  32. Yale University
  33. 3M Company
  34. Adobe
  35. Amazon
  36. Apple Inc
  37. Barclays Capital
  38. Barneys Inc
  39. Bestbuy
  40. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  41. BP America
  42. Bridgestone/Firestone Inc
  43. Cisco
  44. Constant Contact
  45. Dell Inc
  46. Digitas
  47. Disney Worldwide Services
  48. Dole Food Company
  49. Dropbox Inc
  50. Ebay
  51. ESPN
  52. Farmers Insurance Group
  53. Ford Motor Company
  54. Forrester
  55. Fox Entertainment
  56. Geico
  57. General Motors Corporation
  58. Google Inc
  59. Harper Collins Publishers
  60. IBM
  61. Intel
  62. Johnson & Johnson
  63. Jostens
  64. Kohls
  65. Lowes
  66. Mark Anthony Group
  67. Merck And Co
  68. Monster Worldwide
  69. NBC Universal
  70. Omniture Inc
  71. Pfizer Inc
  72. Random House Inc
  73. Reebok International
  74. Rimm-Kaufman Group
  75. S.C. Johson & Son
  76. Sephora Usa
  77. The Boeing Company
  78. The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints
  79. The Ogilvy Group
  80. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.
  81. Tribune Company
  82. United Parcel Service Ups
  83. Wal-Mart Stores Inc
  84. Wells Fargo & Company
  85. Wpromote Inc
  86. Yahoo! Inc
  87. Zappos.Com Inc
  88. Department Of Homeland Security
  89. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  90. Nasa National Aeronautics And Space Administration
  91. NYC Police Department
  92. OSHA
  93. Seminole Tribe Of FL
  94. The United States Centers For Disease Control
  95. U.S. Bureau Of Census
  96. U.S. Department Of State
  97. United States Senate
  98. US Dept Of Justice
  99. USAISC Headquarters
  100. World Health Organization
  • I’m surprised you have so much .EDU visits, but I guess it makes sense because you work in EDU. I immediately thought students wouldn’t care about PPC, but I’m sure their marketers do. 

  • James Dreesen

    For a site that only’s for $82 worth of traffic value from the search engines that is impressive…

  • Thanks – I’ll take Quality over Quantity any day.