Curious if we had already reached the 1-Million-reader mark, I was browsing through the statistics of our “old” WordPress blog – which has been moved to: http://SavvyBookWriters.com/blog over a year ago – and discovered this list of the seven most popular blog post between 2011 and 2014:
46 Top Websites to Promote Your Book for FREE
How to Start Your Own Book Publishing Business
11 Websites to Find Freelance Writing Jobs
50 Web Links to Let Your Book Go Viral!
15 Million Reads Before Her Book Was Even Published
What is the Salary of an Editor, Reporter or Columnist?
The Traps in Publishing Contracts
Where did the Blog Traffic come from?
90% of the traffic to our blog came mostly from search engines, where people looked for advice and typed in certain keywords (see how important hashtags and keywords are!). Research also shows that readers are fifteen times more likely to seek out and purchase a book from an author with a recognizable brand. And these authors can also charge more for their books. If a writer is trying to build a career as an author, this becomes crucial to success.
The top three social media networks that send readers our way:
Also Google+ is mainly responsible for the overwhelming success of search engine traffic. And the Independent Publisher blog who had just mentioned SavvyBookWriters in one single sentence, sent almost 900 readers to our blog.
What surprised me was the fact that Pinterest brought more referrals than LinkedIn, even though only images were posted there, while on the other hand many useful articles went to LinkedIn. The reason might be the number of followers on Pinterest are double than those at LinkedIn? Resolution for 2016: Being more active on Linkedin, following more people there. Did you know: every article one writes on LinkedIn is emailed to all followers’ mailbox there. It makes all the difference if 200 people receive a message or 2.000 get it…
Blog posts on SavvyBookwriters contain usually between three and ten links. The most-clicked and followed links in our blogs came from readers at Wattpad.com, Booktalk.org and Goodreads.com.
Last, but not least the countries where the most readers came from: USA (over 60%), United Kingdom, Canada, India, Australia, Philippines, South Africa, Germany, Singapore and Ireland. And amazingly even from countries such as Micronesia, Bhutan, Solomon Islands, Angola, Moldova, Paraguay, Uzbekistan, Cayman Islands, Burundi, Fidji and Cuba. It’s just amazing how the Internet connects the world…
Well, and 5,000 more readers TODAY, the first day of 2016, would make the 1.000.000 mark – please use the share buttons : ) and invite all your friends and followers to visit our blog. THANKS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!