On a year-over-year basis, the October 2021 blog traffic gain over the same time in 2020 was the smallest since January at just 11%. Nevertheless, it’s a 10th month in a row where this year outpaced last year. Since 2020 was the prior high, it’s another record readership for the month of October. It’s also the 3rd month in a row with 30k+ page views. No year before this year has ever had more than one month of 30k.

Of course, the site continues to extend the yearly readership record, which it broke last month. We should hit the 300,000 page view count for the year some time in the first half of November. Could even been in the first week. That’ll be a nice milestone.

These are October’s most-read posts.

  1. How to teach the overhand serve to volleyball beginners
  2. Volleyball Set Diagram
  3. Volleyball arm swing – understanding and coaching it
  4. Putting together a starting line-up
  5. Favorite drills/games to practice serve receive

Most were on last month’s list. Interesting to see the arm swing post got on the list, though. Readership there came more from social media, whereas the others were driven more by search.

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Talent Strategy Manager (oversees the national teams) and Indoor Performance Director for Volleyball England, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy. His volleyball coaching experience includes all three NCAA divisions, plus Junior College, in the US; university and club teams in the UK; professional coaching in Sweden; and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. He's also been a visiting coach at national team, professional club, and juniors programs in several countries. Learn more on his bio page.

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