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chadcampbell

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Who has the biggest blog? Who has more followers?
Posted: Oct 23, 2012 11:41 AM
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I am curious who has the biggest blog with the most followers. How many sales do you think directly come from your blogging.
Amber Myers

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Posted: Oct 23, 2012 2:15 PM   in response to: chadcampbell in response to: chadcampbell
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I have a blog here: http://whisperingwriter.blogspot.com/

I think it absolutely helped me with getting my book published. I currently have 1956 followers.
jamie1f

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Posted: Oct 23, 2012 2:30 PM   in response to: chadcampbell in response to: chadcampbell
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I doubt whether my blog is the biggest or has the most followers (12), but I'm grateful that I've nearly reached 23,000 visitors. I have my books mentioned but they're not the focal point of the blog. I'd say it has helped somewhat with sales but keeping the series visible on Amazon is the going force.

JF
http://jfredric.blogspot.com
wildeatheart

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Posted: Oct 23, 2012 3:44 PM   in response to: chadcampbell in response to: chadcampbell
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I average around 1200 visitors a day. No idea how many "followers" I have; they're spread out among so many different platforms. Probably not as many as you might think, though.

Honestly, I can't say my blog has really helped my sales. Best I can tell most of my visitors come to my blog after they see the books. I suspect, though, that if I did reviews or offered writing tips I'd see more traffic going the other way. :-)
headofwords

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Posted: Oct 23, 2012 7:45 PM   in response to: chadcampbell in response to: chadcampbell
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I get quite a few hits on one or two informative posts I've done but only 4 followers, I think. I don't go in for that "you follow mine and I'll follow yours" thing so I don't know how to go about getting them otherwise. However, I've been featured on blogs with 2000+ followers and seen no sales as a result, so I don't read much into it as a selling point unless your readership have joined your blog expressly to read it, rather than have you join theirs in return.
42rthomas

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Posted: Oct 23, 2012 7:50 PM   in response to: jamie1f in response to: jamie1f
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Ha! I have one more than Jamie, unless you count my niece who somehow is up there twice and a girl in Texas who is divorced from a nephew who likely doesn't follow it anymore or a guy who used to work for me that I haven't heard from in three years....okay, Jamie has more.
lsburton337

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Posted: Oct 23, 2012 8:31 PM   in response to: chadcampbell in response to: chadcampbell
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My site tells me I get an average of about 30-40 hits a day.

Google Analytics tells me I get about 3. Varies depending on how much I'm out there, or in here, and making content and whatnot. I'd like to believe it's something in between.

Lately I've mostly been trying to edit and write. Difficult when you're sick and falling asleep every two hours.

Sites like blogspot -- though personally I find them sorta ugly and outdated -- have the advantage that you can track people using the software provided.

Not the same using Weebly, like I do. I'm not sure about Wordpress.

~ Lee

Site: http://www.paperseraglio.com/
Twitter: @PaperSeraglio
crimsonhouse

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Posted: Oct 24, 2012 1:26 AM   in response to: lsburton337 in response to: lsburton337
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Accurate statistics can sometimes be depressing. My blogspot blog had over fifty hits one day - the biggest ever - but then the statistics revealed the traffic was solely by spambots from Moldovia. :) Google fixed the glitch that allowed them through and now it's back to average ten visitors a day. As for the question in the OP, I don't think my blog helps me sell any books; not yet anyway. Most visitors have bought my books already.

I'm sorry to hear you're sick, Lee. I hope you'll get well soon.

Susanna
shyambhatawdekar

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Posted: Oct 24, 2012 5:29 AM   in response to: chadcampbell in response to: chadcampbell
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My blog has over 1300 visitors every day:

(Building Leadership & Management)

http://shyam.bhatawdekar.com

(Management Universe)

http://management-universe.blogspot.com
lsburton337

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Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:43 AM   in response to: crimsonhouse in response to: crimsonhouse
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Darn those Moldavian Bots.

I got an email this morning advertising At Her Boss's Command: http://www.amazon.com/At-Her-Bosss-Command-ebook/dp/B009K6Q7XY

Hopefully, you''ll soon see a few more blog visits :)

~ Lee

Site: http://www.paperseraglio.com/
Twitter: @PaperSeraglio
crimsonhouse

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Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:09 AM   in response to: lsburton337 in response to: lsburton337
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I got one too! It's always uplifting. Maybe this time potential buyers got it too. :) I can always hope...

Susanna
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