Sex blog stats: do your visits and pageviews matter?
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Sex blog stats: do your visits and pageviews matter?

This sounds like a practical question: do your sex blog stats matter in the course of you running a blog? What can they do for you, and which ones are the most important to pay attention to? In reality, it’s also a bit of a philosophical question: do they matter, on a personal level, to you? I am a giant stats nerd. I am utterly obsessed with my traffic, and more than happy to swap stats info with people who want it, because I...

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Hitting a Bestseller List

Writing a USA Today or The New York Times bestseller is a goal for many (most?) authors. I was thrilled to make the USA Today list last month as part of the 14 author Valentine’s box set Bound, Spanked and Loved: Fourteen Kinky Valentine’s Day Stories. There are those who say making a list with a box set doesn’t count. In fact, Romance Writers of America will not publish box set wins under their author congratulations. Additionally,...

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Best Blog Hops for Erotic Authors

If exposure is the name of the game, sharing teasers of your erotic writing in weekly blog hops can help boost your blog’s page hits and gain new readers. When I first started participating in blog hops I groused that the only people who visited were other authors, but then I realized that they’re the perfect kind of visitors.  They’re wonderful for networking and mutual support and hey, they read and buy books, too!...

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Two Fiverr Gigs Worth the Money for Erotic Authors

Fiverr is one of those mixed bags. For those of you not familiar with it, it’s where you can get a job done for five bucks. It’s hard to believe anything is less than five bucks these days. Oh wait, all my books are… but aside from awesome spanking smut, it’s hard to believe you could say, buy an ad that will get actually get seen, or have a book cover designed. But in fact you can.  Here are a couple of the...

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Selling Books with Email Recommendation Services

Eroticon is coming up in just a couple weeks! I’m so sad I can’t go this year. I’m hoping to be at the next whether it’s in the U.S. or the U.K.  If you’re still on the fence about going, I’d like to refer you back to my February column Ten Reasons You Should Attend Eroticon.  If you are attending, please give everyone a big hug or spank from me.  I’ll be twitter stalking ya’ll.   ***...

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Free Book Marketing: Converting to Direct Sales

Free book marketing When I began as a new author, I was advised to put a free book out to get my name out there.  I wrote an 8K story in one day and put it out there for the five days free, and later converted it to permafree on Amazon. I don’t know whether it helped raise my visibility or not. I certainly did have a ton of downloads, and three years later, it still is being “bought” but in retrospect, I don’t...

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