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Find Web site traffic for your writer's site Editor's Notes #91
October 14, 2010

"Intelligent content is the literature of our time."
-- Amber Simmons

In this issue:

1. Web site traffic for historical fiction
2. Tickled my funnybone
3. Interesting Web site
4. Future issues

1.Web site for historical fiction
"I have a Web site that no one visits."

If I had a dollar for every time a writer has used these words, I'd be grinning broadly when I put my hand into my pocket.

This is because writers make Web sites for themselves, not for people who search the Internet for information. Today and in two issues coming up on the topic of Web sites, I will give suggestions about how to create a Web site visitors will find.

Let's use the topic of historical fiction.
If you write historical fiction -- and even stories set in your youth are historical unless you are in your youth -- your Web site topic could very well be the time period of your book's setting.

You will have masses of research material that you can turn into a Web site others want. When you create a Web site on a topic that others search for, you get visits to your Web site.

If your book deals with revolutionary France, your writer's Web site could be on the topic of revolutionary France. That might be a topic that is too broad, so further research might show you that it would be better to make the topic "physicians in revolutionary France" or "fashions in revolutionary France" or "recipes of revolutionary France" or "architecture of revolutionary France."

The research tool, BrainstormIt!, part of the package from SiteSell, will help you to pinpoint which is the best choice for you. (Learn more through the free ebook at

If your book is not historical, you can still create a site that draws traffic if you do the research to find out what is in your book that others will be searching for. In three weeks we will look at one other example of a Web site topic that will attract visitors to your Web site.


2.Tickled my funnybone
"A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart."


3. Interesting Web site Microform research could start here


4. Furture issuesThe next three issues will deal with the self-publishers' survey, a general writing topic, and finally, another use for a writer's Web site.

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