Well, I am back from vacation (unfortunately) and reality – back to work – starts again bright and early tomorrow morning. I was actually only able to log in only four times over this past week due to one of the slowest Internet connections on the planet, and I hope my automated posts at random times of the day with various Kindle tips made it seem like I was still here!
As we enter 2012, and seeing as how I am a data nut, I thought I would share some random stats about the blog from 2011:
The Raw Data
- There were 1,411 unique posts to the blog in 2011, with 2,560 total posts for this blog.
- After tabulating 1,500+ free book offers through the month of July, I got tired of counting them (actually, there wasn’t enough time in the day to keep track of everything). My back of the envelope calculation tells me I told you about 5,000+ free book offers in 2011.
- There were about 880,000 unique visitors to the blog’s web page in 2011.
- The busiest day was November 9th where 13,003 people visited the blog’s web page. The most popular post that day was where I told you about 34 free book offers in the Amazon Kindle store. While most of these books are no longer free, you can see that post again if you click here or type in http://bit.ly/typMeB into your computer’s web browser.
- The top referring websites to the blog’s web page were Facebook and Twitter. You can see the blog’s Facebook page if you click here or type in http://www.facebook.com/fkbooksandtips into your computer’s web browser. The Twitter page can be accessed if you click here or type in http://twitter.com/fkbt into your computer’s web browser.
- Most of the blog’s visitor’s came from the United States, Canada, and Germany but over 95 countries were represented on the statistics.
Most Popular Page Views
Excluding posts about specific free book offers, the Top Five page views (mostly tips) were:
- How to Transfer Books to your Kindle – this was originally posted in February of 2011 – click here or type in http://bit.ly/gHmgTv into your computer’s web browser to see it (this was updated on December 30th for the Fire, so click here or type in http://bit.ly/roKqao into your computer’s web browser to see an updated version).
- The “About This Blog” page was the second-highest viewed page that was a non-free book offer. I think it’s pretty boring, and I should probably update it. You can see it if you click here or type in https://fkbt.wordpress.com/about/ into your computer’s web browser.
- A post from September 2010 was the third most-viewed page on the blog: this one describes how to use the “Collections” feature on your Kindle (no, the Kindle Fire does not have the collections feature yet); I wrote this shortly after receiving my trusty Kindle 3, now called a Kindle Keyboard, and went through the trial and error of moving my collections and books from the now broken Kindle 2 to the K3. You can see this post if you click here or type in http://bit.ly/fDZSA9 into your computer’s web browser.
- The list of Kindle-Friendly mobile websites is next – this is another post from December 2010 and you can click here or type in http://bit.ly/ei80EJ into your computer’s web browser to see it. This post was so popular I turned it into a Kindle book in order for people to be able to have the list of these websites stay on their Kindles and be accessible at any time.
- The fifth most popular post that was not about a free book offer was where I (a) talked about borrowing books for free from the Amazon Kindle store, and (b) urged you to please borrow my books from the Amazon Kindle store. You can see that post if you click here or type in http://bit.ly/rZ2h5h into your computer’s web browser. As an update, I’m waiting for Amazon to tell me how I did against everyone else: I do know there were 3,605 “borrows” of my books in December.
The most popular book offer page was where I told you there were 900+ free book offers on a single day in the Amazon Kindle store; these books are not in the public domain, but are the “new” books. That page is still going like gangbusters, primarily due to the link I recommended you save in your computer’s web browser to check in on the offers at any time. If you didn’t bookmark the link to the Amazon free offers page, click here or type in or save http://amzn.to/bookload into your computer’s web browser. FYI – there are 3,336 non-public domain free offers in the Amazon Kindle store as I type this post!
That’s probably enough statistics for now…as most of us head back to work tomorrow (why did I choose to be an accountant?), I hope each of you has a great 2012!
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Check out my new Kindle guide, Kindle Fire How-To Guide: Your Guide to Tips, Tricks, Free Books, and Startup. You can check it out if you click here or type in http://amzn.to/firebook into your computer’s web browser.