February 2, 2013
Bloggers Read This: My Blog Traffic Sucks!
The title of the book is a bit misleading. The "8 simple steps" often had a few substeps to them. Also, I'm not sure about the promise of "100,000 blog visitors". A time period was not specified for when/how quickly this milestone would be reached. Something that was also missing from the book, but was stated in the product description was that these 8 simple steps would take 15 hours a week.
What? 15 hours a week! This is part of the reason why I don't think the book is targeted at the majority of book bloggers. Even some authors I know would have a hard time committing 15 hours a week to their blogs. The book is meant for someone whose blog is directly supporting their full-time job.
Yes, there were a few problems with the book, but over all it is one of the best books I've read on blogging. I was quite pleased that it did not advocate underhanded (black hat) tricks like link farms. Much of the advice was stuff I had already heard, but the way it was presented made it easy to put the advice into practice. I've been able to make a few changes, even with my limited blogging time. The idea for the Comment Challenge came from this book. Just making the commitment to comment more has increased traffic to my blog.
I'm recommending My Blog Traffic Sucks to all the authors I work with. If you are looking at revamping your website or want to get more out of your blogging efforts, then get this book.
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My Blog Traffic Sucks by Steve Scott
ebook, published October 2012
Read: December 2012
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