Facebook effect on blog

According to Facebook’s own statistics, they now have over 250 million active users. In other words, if Facebook were a country, it would be the fourth most populated country in the world, just behind China, India, United States. So what does it mean to a blogger ? I actually don’t know / care until I checked the web traffic of my tiny blog last night.

First I checked the top 10 posts of my site, and here is the list:

  1. Facebook photo album image size
  2. Using Kindle outside US
  3. Buy Kindle 2 from outside US
  4. Buy Kindle books from outside US
  5. Reading PDF documents in Kindle 2
  6. Registering Kindle 2 from outside US
  7. Kindle for iPhone from outside US
  8. Gallery
  9. WordPress Thesis theme
  10. Kindle 2 vs. Kindle DX

Yes right, even though I wrote many posts in the last six months on Kindle 2 and Kindle DX (and in fact sold quite a few units of them via Amazon), but as you can see the top post is Facebook photo album image size. That is, a lot of Facebook users really care about how to format their photos, and make it crisp in their Facebook albums.

And then I checked the most popular search terms which led to my site, here are the results:

  1. Facebook photo size
  2. Kindle outside us
  3. Facebook picture size
  4. Facebook image size
  5. Kindle hong kong
  6. Using kindle outside us
  7. Kindle 2 hong kong
  8. Kindle 2 singapore
  9. Register kindle outside us
  10. Buy kindle books outside us

Similar findings here – lots of searches about Kindle reached my site, but 3 of the top 4 searches are actually related to Facebook photo / picture / image size. So, the lesson learnt ? Keep writing good blog posts related to Facebook, as long as it is one of the most popular websites in the world.

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