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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    [Promotion] Self-Publisher's Showcase

    I was recently followed on twitter by these folks and decided to check out their site.

    http://selfpublishersshowcase.com/

    So another pay site that supposedly helps out authors. Has anybody used this site, and if so, have you seen any bump in traffic/reach? I wonder about all these, since I'm guessing 99% of the traffic is from other authors.

    A related question: How can we see what type of traffic is driven to a site like this?

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    volitare nequeo AW Moderator veinglory's Avatar
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    1) YADS
    2) You can estimate their traffic using various online tools but honestly, why would anyone go there other than their customers?
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    A quick check on Alexa.com shows some reasonable estimates of site popularity: 450K on global rank, and 130,000 US rank - though these are explained to be only estimates. You could cross-check with Amazon ranks and the Wayback Machine (Internet archive service) to see if the former site's featured books have had increased traffic.

    In general, I am very skeptical of paid display sites. But they may work for some folks.

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    Ask yourself: What can they can do for me that I can't do for myself?

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