The Best and Worst of March 2014

It’s been one heck of a month here at The Mad Reviewer.  For 30 days straight I’ve had over 200 views per day, a personal record.  Which also means that I beat my previous page views per month record of 8,228 in January 2014!  The final tally is 8,941 views in all of March, which shatters the previous record.  Far more important to me are the 58 new followers I gained during this traffic surge.  That brings the total number of followers of this blog to 788, meaning that if my traffic stays high I’ll be having a very special 1,000 follower giveaway soon!

When I looked at the 5 best posts this month I had to laugh.  Before I explain, here they are:

1.  Why Girls Hate Game of Thrones—A Rebuttal

2.  The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome

3.  How to Read 100 Pages in an Hour

4.  The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

5.  Some Thoughts About Book Blogging & Statistics

I honestly had to laugh at the Game of Thrones rant article being number one because it was number one by such a large margin.  Of the 8,876 views I received this month 2,962 views were from that article alone.  That’s insane and hilarious!  I guess it might have something to do with the fact Game of Thrones Season 4 premieres on April 6 (yay!).  The other ones are pretty easy to guess why they’re #1.  They’re all popular books, articles kids use for school or semi-controversial ones that garnered lots of comments.

Okay, so which articles were the worst during this record-breaking month?

1.  Emperor: The Death of Kings by Conn Iggulden

2.  Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

3.  Desired by Shadow by Cynthia Luhrs

4.  Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer

5.  Lost in Shadow by Cynthia Luhrs

As usual I’m not too concerned about these reviews being the lowest ranked in terms of hits.  They’re all either older books or books that aren’t exactly the most popular, even if they were excellent.  Next month we’ll see different books on the bottom 5 and life will go on.  It’s just interesting to see how the ‘worst’ posts rotate every month.

2 comments

    • Carrie Slager

      I honestly don’t have a secret. I just write what I enjoy and I’ve been around long enough that I’ve acquired enough followers to push me over 200 views per day. It took me two years to get here, but I suppose if I did more social media promotion someone could easily achieve 200 hits per day on average.

      To be honest, your average daily hits aren’t the most important statistic. For me personally, I feel the number of regular, engaged followers I have is far more important.

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