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  1. Isa (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Just posted a follow-up to the article going into much more detail about our Project Wonderful Campaigns if you guys are interested:

    http://www.fluffy-seme.net

    fluffy-seme: Serial Fiction; cute Russian hockey players, hipsters, traveling-binge drinking English teachers, vampires ... just not necessarily in that order.
  2. Dary (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    You can always count on the fangirls to rally behind anything that might have homosexual undertones!!

  3. NedC (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    The only way to get a story read is to write it well.

    Sorry guys.

  4. Leem (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    For a couple of weeks now I've had leaderboard ads for my fantasy-with-gay-bits serial Ketrin ( http://www.p-synd.com/ketrin/ketrinp.htm ) running on both Tales of Mu and An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom.

    And... I've had lots of e-mails with highbid and outbid notices, but as yet none actually commenting on the story. Even one saying "This sucks!" would at least tell me the ads were actually generating clicks.

    On the bright side, I'm not getting any additional spam either.

    As for NedC's sage advice, all I can say is "Don't you think I'm trying?", and I suspect that goes for most of us.

    A feral youth. Wolflike telepaths. An evil sorcerer. Adventure. Danger. Sex. Ketrin - it's a jungle out there. http://www.p-synd.com/ketrin/ketrindex.htm
  5. Isa (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Leem: Google Analytics is your best friend in the world. It will tell you definitely whether or not people are clicking and reading or clicking and leaving. Other than that you can check basic stats by clicking "bid performance" on your control panel at Project Wonderful.

    NedC: Were that the truth, sadly we have generations worth of literature to prove that it's not. Then there's that whole tree falls in the empty forest concept, one of the downsides of publishing online, if you put something up and no one knows about it, how is the quality of the writing supposed to help you?

    fluffy-seme: Serial Fiction; cute Russian hockey players, hipsters, traveling-binge drinking English teachers, vampires ... just not necessarily in that order.
  6. nomesque (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    The only way to get a story read is to write it well.

    Sorry guys.

    *snicker* Now there's something no-one thought of!!

    The only way to get a story READ is to write it well, true. But the question here is how to get a story SEEN so it has a chance of being read. Like, duh! *grin*

  7. Leem (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Google Analytics certainly does look like a very useful tool, *if* ever I can get the code to work properly...!

    A feral youth. Wolflike telepaths. An evil sorcerer. Adventure. Danger. Sex. Ketrin - it's a jungle out there. http://www.p-synd.com/ketrin/ketrindex.htm
  8. NiSp (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    google analytics has code?? lol. i just did a copy/paste thing and seems to work just fine on both my sites :)

  9. Isa (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Leem: What do you use to run your site? Wordpress or something else?

    fluffy-seme: Serial Fiction; cute Russian hockey players, hipsters, traveling-binge drinking English teachers, vampires ... just not necessarily in that order.
  10. Leem (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    It's just a basic HTML/vanilla CSS site. No fancy interactive stuff, I'm afraid. All of the pages are hand-coded in Notepad, based on a basic page template. Even the stories are composed in HTML, which means I'm always writing things like [spaces added to show markup]: "& # 8220; It & # 8217; s just over there, & # 8221 ; she said." Hey, it works for me.

    When I said code, I meant the copy/paste bit. Seems to be working now, but still listing zero hits. The troubleshooting page claims it takes 24 hours for hits to start registering, so hopefully by tomorrow it'll be up and running.

    A feral youth. Wolflike telepaths. An evil sorcerer. Adventure. Danger. Sex. Ketrin - it's a jungle out there. http://www.p-synd.com/ketrin/ketrindex.htm
  11. Dary (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Google Analytics always seems a bit random to me. I'm sure it doesn't pick up 100% of traffic since I get some bizarre oddities when I try to analyse stuff D:

  12. allantmichaels (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Yeah, you'll get a report around midnight EDT tonight (at least, that's when mine seems to update).

    So you're always a day behind.

  13. Dary (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Actually, it's only about an hour behind. If you click on the date/calender bit and select the current day, it will have stats from up to about an hour ago. The main page just doesn't update until the day is over.

  14. allantmichaels (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Good to know!

  15. Isa (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Wow I did not know that either. Awesome cause you know I'm always complaining that Analytics doesn't function in real time XD

    fluffy-seme: Serial Fiction; cute Russian hockey players, hipsters, traveling-binge drinking English teachers, vampires ... just not necessarily in that order.

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