Now that HumorOutcasts.com is almost a month old, we wanted to give you some more highlights of how well the site is doing. We are very excited over its growth, and we are now being found by major search engines such as Google. Donna and I promote each writer through social media, and we encourage you all to do the same.
First and foremost, it is important that you promote yourself and then try and promote a few other writers as well. We don’t want you to clog up your twitter or Facebook feed, but a little promotion goes a long way. Donna has also done several radio interviews for her new book and she has been able to plug the site in that way, and we have added the site to Kindle. We are looking for different ways to get the word out, so if anyone has suggestions, feel free to email me at Betsy@HumorOutcasts.com
We have seen a good number of reads each day. The only down days were understandably the day of the Royal Wedding and the day after Osama Bin Laden was killed. It is safe to say that people had other things on their minds. But the reads are escalating again, and we have had many comments from social media contacts who love the writing on the site.
We are sticking with our plan and adding writers very slowly. We are accepting writers who offer a variety of perspectives andwho work in humor in a variety of formats such as stand up, cartoons, etc. Okay, here are some stats:
We have been read in 29 countries, the biggest of course is the US where we have had visitors from 42 of the 50 states (DC has also sent a visitor so we have that covered too.)
States that have yet to send a visitor are among the smallest in population but we still hope they come on board soon:
1) Alaska – population 710,231
2) Delaware – population 897,934
3) Hawaii – population 1,360,301
4) Idaho – population 1,567,582
5) New Hampshire – population 1,316,470
6) North Dakota – population 672,591
7) Rhode Island – population 1,052,567
8) Vermont – population 625,741
Our visitors come mostly from referring sites such as Facebook, Twitter and stumbleupon (55%), and search engines such as Google have brought in 15% of our visitors. Keep up the good work and thanks for being a part of this exciting endeavor.