Or: The grand graph experiment continues
by Thea Atkinson
OK. So you know I love me some graphs. I’ve blogged about it before. And as I blogged I started thinking about how my blog affected my sales. You know, you read the post.
Well, I got to working on a better graph, one that plotted my total sales for a day compared to my blog posts. Some astonishing things leapt out at me…especially when I plotted month by month versus overall time.
First, my overall graph.
What does it tell me?
- That the blog visits/posts and my sales are definitely linked somehow.
- That in the beginning, when I didn’t post regularly (the first section of the graph) there really was no correlation
- As I began to gain audience and gain some regularity, the sales seemed to echo the spikes in traffic to my blog
- You might not be able to tell here, but the upticks are definitely trending to just after a spike in blog visits
- After I gave away about 6500 copies of One Insular Tahiti, (available from Amazon, Kobo, and BN, and Itunes) my blog traffic increased. That was also right around the time I made an effort to post frequently.
The graph may tell you different things; heck, I’m not a stats analyzer and I have no idea what to do with the information except to try to build my blog audience and post regularly.
What would your graph say? Have you created one? I challenge you to compose a graph and track your traffic and sales and then write a post about it.
Stay tuned for June and July graphs!
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