This is the launch post for GoodBookMarketing.com.
Whenever one goes to say something new, I think it is always a good idea to acknowledge those who have gone before you, who have already done the heaviest lifting in your field, who have organized the party you are inviting yourself to. In identifying the online standard bearers in the arena of book marketing, I thought it best to try and remove some subjectivity and just “go with the numbers.”
Here then, are the Top 10 most trafficked sites in book marketing.
|NAME||ALEXA TRAFFIC RANK||
ALEXA TRAFFIC RANK (US)
SITES LINKING IN
|TWITTER FOLLOWERS / …ING / TWEETS|
|1- JAKonrath||68,167||18,960||2194||26,824 / 28,365 / 4657|
|2- theBookDesigner||74,933||30,903||733||8162 / 8115 / 7885|
|3- theCreativePenn||85,856||34,840||895||22,129 / 10,855 / 18,554|
|4- Bookmarket.com||88,515||22,257||962||21,332 / 18,699 / 6140|
|5- SavvyBookMarketer||133,902||35,431||283||5,736 / 258 / 4438|
|6- Self-Publishing-Coach||141,417||49,281||173||6720 / 7293 / 2587|
|7- Bookbuzzr||170,449||55,381||527||12,825 / 6599 / 32,192|
|8- Book Mktg Made Easy||251,799||81,856||66||3651 / 3632 / 1725|
|9- MktgTips4Authors||287,487||93,880||296||12,109/12,706 /20,091|
These 10 sites (people) are ones I have tracked for quite some time. I have learned a great deal from each of them, and will continue to do so, I’m sure. They are leaders in a field that is growing fast and changing even faster.
Since my own professional background and approach to book marketing is unique (like each of theirs), I trust that over time my voice will also make a contribution. In due course, I hope to be considered a peer in this online group, and shared, when the quality of my content warrants. I will certainly be highlighting their best. At the very least, I have a goal (a number) by which I can periodically measure my relative numerical progress. After a quarter or three, I will hope to make the list, like a good high score on Pac-Man.
First, a few notes of interest on source and methodology. For rankings, I just used Alexa data, pulled on November 16, 2011. I’m know for sure this isn’t perfect, and that despite the privacy options, Alexa probably already knows more about me than myself. Even so, I use their little browser plug-in all the time. Their drop-down window sits right next to my “favorites” button, and with one-click gives me the data above (and alot more) about every site I’m curious about.
Secondly, I am sure I missed some book marketing sites whose numbers may qualify them for inclusion. (Please add those to the comments!). For this post, I only included sites which are exclusively dedicated to book marketing or that have significant content devoted to book marketing and the traffic. There are obviously many other important sites on marketing in general, publishing or social media (for example) which are also important for authors and book marketers. There are many other sites I frequent (perhaps equally important or even more valuable) dedicated to book marketing, but the traffic numbers just weren’t there. More subjective favorite lists on all these topics soon!
For the moment, I will include just the rankings, and save qualitative annotations for another post. My 493 words have been used.
OK then, please subscribe and connect, and let the good book marketing begin…
QUESTION: What other high-traffic sites with a book marketing focus would you add to this list?