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User stats for authors and readers
By: Alan Schneider  Published: 4/8/2011  Category: Marketing
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Now that the Indie Book Lounge has been up and running for about 3 weeks, I thought it was a good time to share some statistical data with the authors and readers. The reason it’s interesting for both is because it’s not book specific but general usage specific. In other words, it’s a great way to see what trends are emerging or diminishing in the Internet world.

When I first started the site, I thought that self publishing and PC based eReader users were mostly Mac. Now, I don’t know if that’s true yet as I’m waiting for the OS report data to build up, but what I do see now is the breakdown of browser usage.

Safari, the default browser for the Mac, weighs in at only 10%. I know Firefox and others are also available which is why I’m anxious to see what the percentage of actual Mac visitors is along this same line. The other surprising thing is that Firefox is outdoing Internet Explorer. I run another website and did an article similar to this about six months ago and the same numbers were true. I use Firefox primarily but since I am a web developer, I have all browser types loaded for testing and ensuring compatibility. Oh, and my stats aren’t counted in the data.

The other bit of data, the one that people both searching the web and looking to be found on the web should find interesting is this next graph:

It shows that Google, by far, is the main tool for finding this site. User’s that found books or authors did so by using Google, followed by a distant second BING. One thing to keep in mind is that the data I am using is only three weeks old. This means that Yahoo may not have IBL fully spidered or that BING hasn’t hit the sitemap as often as Google Does. It will be interesting to see in the months to come if this trending holds true.

So, for you authors out there looking to market your books, Google specific marketing seems to be the preferred method. For the readers out there, while Google is the most popular way people are finding our site, BING and Yahoo are certainly worth a try since they might yield different results or break the data down differently.

 
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Sara Bear - By Paul Sharp Fiction - Westerns
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The story of Sara Bear takes you on an in depth and intriguing journey full of action, mystery, murder, and adventure. It is the story of a young woman raised by Indians in the American wilderness of the 1840's. She escapes her violent husband and tries making her way east.

Shortly after her journey begins, she comes across the remains of a hostile attack against a family's wagon. As the father lay dying, he asks Sara to help his four children make it to safety. Sara reluctantly agrees and the children soon learn that without her help, they would be lost for sure.

After another attack on their party, Sara begins to think there is something suspicious about the children's situation. Finally the travelers arrive at an outpost, but Sara learns that they are unable to help. They do, however, offer to escort her to the railhead where she can get passage to Philadelphia for her and her party. Once there, Sara is hoping to reunite the children with the relatives of the slain parents, thus fulfilling her promise.

Sara soon finds that her life becomes intertwined with her newly adopted family as she uncovers a string of events involving the children's parents, their relatives in Philadelphia, and a pair of foreign assassins. Sara and the children return to the western wilderness new members from Philadelphia where they establish a ranch and begin work on making a new life for themselves. However, the trouble does not end there as hired Comanchero's are still on the lookout for the children and other family members.

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Extraordinary - By Paul Sharp Fiction - Crime, Mystery
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When Jubal Slade moved his family to Texas and tried to enroll his children in the local school system, they discovered something amazing. The boys had wanted to play sports in High School, but the demands and restrictions of local coaches allowed for only one option for his children, Oatman High School.

His daughter, a gifted and extraordinary young girl, discovered that Oatman's lowly status among the community's schools went way beyond the sports programs. Could the discovery of cameras and recorders at the children's new school be tied to their recent move or their mother's research work?

The family, along with their FBI appointed protector Wiley, uncover corruption and cover-up while helping rebuild Oatman's disheveled football program into a winner!

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Storage Unit Auction Riches Business
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We show you how to make COLD HARD CASH buying other people's abandoned items for PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR!

Do you dream of running your own business and being self employed? Well, running a storage unit auction business is an easy, inexpensive, and fun way to do just that! There are no franchise fees, no monthly dues, no overhead, and very little operating costs. This is still a largely untapped market. Quite a few people attend these auctions but only a select few actually bid on the units! Why is that? It's because they want to get into the Storage Unit Auction business but they have a fear of doing it WRONG! They do not know the flow of the operation or what is to be expected!

That's why this eBook can help! Most people think all it takes is to walk into an auction, buy a unit, and become rich. That's the number one mistake newcomers make! Even if they do win, they most likely overbid and end up with a room full of junk! But our recommendations and worksheets make your entry into this lucrative business as easy as possible.

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