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.

Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

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