Feature: Happy One Year Blogaversary! – Thank you – Part 7



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

408 Posts
Akismet has protected 7,016 spam comments

Top 10 Traffic Sources

    1. google / organic
    2. (direct) / (none)
    3. / referral
    8. feedburner / twitter
    10. feedburner

Top 10 Referrals

    1. (Twitter)

Top 50 Keywords

    1. (not provided)
    2. book nerd
    3. booknerd
    4. book nerd canada
    6. booknerd canada
    8. divergent veronica roth
    9. clockwork prince
    10. the dark light sara walsh
    11. book nerd giselle
    12. city of lost souls
    13. q&a with katie dale
    14. kelly martin brampton
    15. word on the street toronto ya book blogger
    16. “catherine knutsson” “shadows cast by stars”
    17. lia habel
    18. rapture lauren kate
    19. hallowed cynthia hand epub
    20. darkness becomes her book review
    21. team human book
    22. under the never sky
    23. booknerdcanada
    24. everafter elizabeth chandler
    25. rick riordan books
    26. starters lissa price
    27. tricia rayburn dark water read first chapter
    28. giselle san miguel
    29. my mailbox
    30. anna dressed in blood
    31. book blogging guide
    32. the kill order
    33. harry potter page to screen
    34. maze runner
    35. elizabeth chandler everafter
    36. october new release hop
    37. photography book haul
    38. beautiful book covers
    39. book covers and dresses
    40. booknerd releases
    41. cassandra clare
    42. clockwork princess
    43. elizabeth chandler
    45. becca fitzpatrick
    46. booknerd lia habel
    47. booknerd the alchemy
    48. life is but a dream
    49. tahereh mafi
    50. the selection kiera cass

Top 20 Views by Country

    1. United States
    2. Canada
    3. United Kingdom
    4. Brazil
    5. Philippines
    6. Indonesia
    7. Australia
    8. Romania
    9. Italy
    10. France
    11. Portugal
    12. Serbia
    13. Germany
    14. Mexico
    15. Malaysia
    16. Hungary
    17. Netherlands
    18. Argentina
    19. Greece
    20. New Zealand


Top 10 Reviews with Giveaways

    1. Review: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James and Giveaway
    2. Blog Tour: Rift by Andrea Cremer and Giveaway
    3. Blog Tour: Rebel Heart by Moira Young Review, Guest Post and Giveaway
    4. Blog Tour: Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle Review and Giveaway
    5. Blog Tour: The Inspiration Behind ROOTLESS by Chris Howard Vlog and Giveaway
    6. Blog Tour: Yesterday by C. K. Kelly Martin Review, Interview and Giveaway
    7. Review: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff and ARC Giveaway
    8. Blog Tour: Entice by Jessica Shirvington Review and Giveaway
    9. Blog Tour: The Life and Death of Lily Drake by T. Michelle Nelson Excerpt and Giveaway
    10. Blog Tour: Rage Within by Jeyn Roberts Review, Character Interview and Giveaway


Top 10 Posts and Pages

    1. Homepage
    2. Upcoming Releases
    3. About
    4. By Title
    5. Books to Swap
    6. Goodies
    7. Contact
    8. Hire Me!
    9. FAQs
    10. Policies

Top 10 Featured/Recap Posts

    1. Recap: Maggie Stiefvater Signing at Chapters and the Raven Boys ARC Giveaway
    2. Feature: Happy One Year Blogaversary! – Kick-Off – Part 1 with Giveaways
    3. Feature: The Newbie’s Guide to Book Blogging Part 5 – All You Need to Know About Publishers, ARCs, and Etiquette
    4. Feature: The Newbie’s Guide to Book Blogging Part 1
    5. 21 Beautiful Book Covers of Characters in Dresses
    6. Feature: The Newbie’s Guide to Book Blogging Part 2 – The Basics
    7. Feature: The Newbie’s Guide to Book Blogging Part 4 – Writing Your Reviews
    8. Feature: The Newbie’s Guide to Book Blogging Part 2 – The Resources
    9. Feature: The Newbie’s Guide to Book Blogging Part 6 – Get Visitors to Your Blog
    10. Feature: The Newbie’s Guide to Book Blogging Part 2 – The HTML


Top 10 Reviews

    1. Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth
    2. Review: Rapture by Lauren Kate
    3. Review: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
    4. Review: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
    5. Review: The Kill Order by James Dashner
    6. Review: Defiance by C.J. Redwine
    7. Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
    8. Review: Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
    9. Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
    10. Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass


Social Media

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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!”


Here’s to many more years of books & blogging!

I bid you adieu *waves*


Make sure to check out the rest of the posts in this series!

November 10
Part 1 – Kick-Off

November 11
Part 2 – Readers

November 12
Part 3 – Bloggers

November 13
Part 4 – Authors

November 14
Part 5 – Publishers

 November 15
Part 6 – Book Industry 

November 16
Part 7 – Thank you!

ENTER TO WIN 1 of 4 giveaways here!


  1. Dorothy Reading

    November 22, 2012 at 6:40 AM

    I do not have a blog, but I’m being inspired by you and so many others. The question: Is it something I really want to do, or am I just caught up in the moment. I suppose it doesn’t hurt to try.

  2. Dori

    November 17, 2012 at 7:12 AM

    Thank you for doing such an amazing job! I love your blog and I hope that you’ll keep writing posts for many years! 🙂

    Congrats on the stats they are prety impressive!

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 11:44 AM

      You are so welcome Dori! I plan to be around for a long time! You can’t get rid of me!

  3. Jaime Lester

    November 16, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Thank you. We owe you a big fat thank you for what you do for us. We appreciate it in a huge way. It is nice to know there is a blog out here in the world wide web where we can come and trust the reviews and laugh and know that we are appreciated as well. Thanks for all that you do. It shows in every post just how much you love doing what you do!

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM

      Aww Jaime <3 I am so glad it shows in the quality of my blog posts and even spending time talking about books here in the comments section. I really just love reading books and blogging 😀

  4. Erika

    November 16, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Congratulations on your stats! Very impressive!

    • Giselle

      November 19, 2012 at 11:47 AM

      Thank you Erika! I don’t know if they’re impressive or not but I’m glad you think so lol

  5. Dorine White

    November 16, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    I definitely saw an increase in my blog numbers when I became involved in hops.

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