I‘ve always been an opinionated person, usually a black or white kind of person with very little shades of grey.. (See what I did there? Haha) so reviewing books were just so easy to do.
I do this because I love books.
I do this to help people with their decision whether to buy a book.
I do this to support the book industry.
I do this simply because I love it.
Here are some of blog stats, and I don’t want this to be a guide for anyone who just started. This is also a good way to see what works better for your blog. For example, I notice a skyrocket in pageviews once I attach a giveaway to any of my review posts.
Also you can see how much of an impact social media has in driving traffic, as well as SEO. It’s always good practice to optimize your blog with keywords!
There’s no perfect science to raising your pageviews or visitors. My secret? I just see what works and what doesn’t. I experiment. (Does promoting a review on Twitter garner more views if you post in the morning or evening?) It really depends..Experiment yourself and see. I did what works best for the blog.
I have so many other posts, and ideas all floating in my little Evernote app, and I can’t wait to launch them! But it’s also smart to take a break from blogging once in a while, and make sure you have time to read. This is a hobby after all, and no one is expecting a post EVERY day.
Word Press Stats
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Top 10 Traffic Sources
- google / organic
- (direct) / (none)
- t.co / referral
- feedburner / twitter
Top 10 Referrals
- t.co (Twitter)
Top 50 Keywords
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- book nerd
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- divergent veronica roth
- clockwork prince
- the dark light sara walsh
- book nerd giselle
- city of lost souls
- q&a with katie dale
- kelly martin brampton
- word on the street toronto ya book blogger
- “catherine knutsson” “shadows cast by stars”
- lia habel
- rapture lauren kate
- hallowed cynthia hand epub
- darkness becomes her book review
- team human book
- under the never sky
- everafter elizabeth chandler
- rick riordan books
- starters lissa price
- tricia rayburn dark water read first chapter
- giselle san miguel
- my mailbox
- anna dressed in blood
- book blogging guide
- the kill order
- harry potter page to screen
- maze runner
- elizabeth chandler everafter
- october new release hop
- photography book haul
- beautiful book covers
- book covers and dresses
- booknerd releases
- cassandra clare
- clockwork princess
- elizabeth chandler
- becca fitzpatrick
- booknerd lia habel
- booknerd the alchemy
- life is but a dream
- tahereh mafi
- the selection kiera cass
Top 20 Views by Country
- United States
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
Top 10 Reviews with Giveaways
- Review: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James and Giveaway
- Blog Tour: Rift by Andrea Cremer and Giveaway
- Blog Tour: Rebel Heart by Moira Young Review, Guest Post and Giveaway
- Blog Tour: Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle Review and Giveaway
- Blog Tour: The Inspiration Behind ROOTLESS by Chris Howard Vlog and Giveaway
- Blog Tour: Yesterday by C. K. Kelly Martin Review, Interview and Giveaway
- Review: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff and ARC Giveaway
- Blog Tour: Entice by Jessica Shirvington Review and Giveaway
- Blog Tour: The Life and Death of Lily Drake by T. Michelle Nelson Excerpt and Giveaway
- Blog Tour: Rage Within by Jeyn Roberts Review, Character Interview and Giveaway
Top 10 Posts and Pages
Top 10 Featured/Recap Posts
- Recap: Maggie Stiefvater Signing at Chapters and the Raven Boys ARC Giveaway
- Feature: Happy One Year Blogaversary! – Kick-Off – Part 1 with Giveaways
- Feature: The Newbie’s Guide to Book Blogging Part 5 – All You Need to Know About Publishers, ARCs, and Etiquette
- Feature: The Newbie’s Guide to Book Blogging Part 1
- 21 Beautiful Book Covers of Characters in Dresses
- Feature: The Newbie’s Guide to Book Blogging Part 2 – The Basics
- Feature: The Newbie’s Guide to Book Blogging Part 4 – Writing Your Reviews
- Feature: The Newbie’s Guide to Book Blogging Part 2 – The Resources
- Feature: The Newbie’s Guide to Book Blogging Part 6 – Get Visitors to Your Blog
- Feature: The Newbie’s Guide to Book Blogging Part 2 – The HTML
Top 10 Reviews
- Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Review: Rapture by Lauren Kate
- Review: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
- Review: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
- Review: The Kill Order by James Dashner
- Review: Defiance by C.J. Redwine
- Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
- Review: Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
- Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
- Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass
YouTube video views:
I never did this to gain popularity points, or to make money (do you see an ad or an affiliate anywhere?).
I simply book blog for the love of books.
I hope that it shows in the amount of time, effort, and money (credit card bills are full of book purchases for myself and for giveaways..Yes those come out of my own budget).
I hope that anyone who stops by the Book Nerd blog loves books just as much as I do.
I’ve learned so much from blogging, and I loved making all these new book friends.
And if you do use Twitter, feel free to tweet me and say “HELLO!”
BOOK NERD THANKS YOU!!!!
Here’s to many more years of books & blogging!
I bid you adieu *waves*