New Author Outreach
I decided to slow down our new author outreach by ~40% for now. That should give us some time to improve workflows, train Jessy on a few more things, and give me at least half the day for other work. Plus, we are starting to receive more referrals from authors, publishers, agents, and publicists which is great as they are already pre-sold on the idea and don’t take as many emails back and forth (more efficient).
Traffic For July
For July we had 28,000+ unique visitors and 50,000+ page views. That is a 33% gain over June’s traffic. Very close to my short term goal of 1,000 unique visitors a day and I am curious if we will hit it in August (August is usually a very slow month with everyone on vacation).
Search Engine Traffic For July
Traffic from Google was up 39% month over month which is what we want to keep seeing. To really push that forward faster we need to get topic pages shipped and a new front page. Once we have those I can start going after higher volume searches (which are also more competitive).