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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Book and Blog by the Numbers

It’s been over a year since I posted one of these, so I thought I would give fans of the Rock Springs Park book and blog some behind-the-scenes data. You could probably guess that the majority of my blog “Page Views by Country” would place the United States well in the lead, and you would be correct, but can you guess which country comes in second? You might be surprised.
Blog Data:

1. Page views by browser - Internet Explorer wins big at 56%.

2. Page views by operating system – Windows wins out at 78% and Mac is a far, far distant second with 7%.

3. The number one referring site is Google with Facebook a distant second.

4. The keywords which most often bring people to the blog, as you might expect, are “rock springs park, chester, wv.”

5. Page views all time history - 24,361

6. Today’s post is post #246.

Book Data:

1. Closing out second printing and getting ready for a third.

2. Those who bought Images of America: Rock Springs Park on Amazon also most frequently purchased George Hines’ Hancock County Images book and Bob Barnett’s memoir, Last Small Town.

3. Rock Springs Park book is currently ranked #1,029,694 out of over 8,000,000 books on Amazon.

4. Number of revisions for the back cover summary and author biography = 31

5. Number of revisions for the book text = 59

6. Number of images scanned or processed electronically from the collection of Richard Bowker = 521

7. Number of images provided by Tish Hand = 78

8. Number of images used in book = 220

9. Maximum number of words allowed = 18,000

10. Number of words in final text = 17,995

11. Number of times the name “Rock Springs Park” appears in the text = 122

12. Number of email correspondences with editor = 188

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