One of the things I am able to do with my blog software is see what people click on, what are the most popular posts (in terms of page views), what search terms were used, etc. No, for those of you thinking it, I cannot see your personal information!
The number of page views month-over-month have been increasing significantly, along the lines of 50% – 60% each month. This doesn’t count the number of people who are subscribed to the blog via a Kindle subscription, which has been growing as well. Seeing as how September will be ending any moment, I thought I would see what has been the most popular posts over the last quarter.
I was surprised by the results in some cases, not so much in others. Excluding individual book titles over the last 3 months, here are the five most popular blog posts (defined as the most number of clicks / views) with a link to each in case you missed them.
Actually, this one doesn’t surprise me as much; with the various free book offers from third party sites I have told you about, along with a link to this post on how to get those books from your computer to your Kindle, this one should be ranked fairly high. The ironic thing is I put this one up as an eBook in the Amazon Kindle store on a whim at a sale price of 99 cents, just to see if anyone would purchase it (plus it only took about 20 minutes to do it) – I say it is ironic because it is a chapter in both my Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them and Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts books, plus I post it as a blog post at least a few times per month and you get it for free.
If you haven’t bookmarked this post or printed it out, I suggest you do so now as one day you will be trolling around the Internet somewhere and see an eBook you want and download it to your computer. When you do and are ready to read it on the Kindle, you won’t have to wait for the next time I post it!
This one surprised me. When I posted the blog entry about a third party website offering 15 cookbooks for free, I didn’t think that many people would be interested. I was wrong – I posted it in the middle of September and over 2,500 of you have hit that page in less than two weeks. What’s for dinner tonight?
This was a short post related to the new leather Kindle 3 case with a built-in LED light that draws power from your Kindle. As a side note, this is the case I have for my new K3, and the light feature is pretty good – so far, I’ve used it for a couple of hours at a time on a plane and reading in a hotel room that didn’t have that great of a lighting scheme in the room, without a noticeable decrease in the Kindle’s battery.
Seeing as how the free cookbook post was #2, this one doesn’t surprise me – the cookbooks are all in PDF format.
I originally posted this list in January, then updated it in September due to the surge of new Kindle owners with the K3 release. I’ll probably update it again a few times a year, the next time around Christmas when a lot of people will probably be opening up new Kindles as gifts (that makes me sound like one of the computer newspaper columnists who write about their wish list “tricked out” computer). Who knows, Amazon may have yet a new version of the Kindle ready to go at Christmas – and no, I don’t have any inside scoop on that: it’s just a guess!
I’ll be back with a new free book offer soon!
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