Now that I’m getting closer to my 1-year blogging anniversary, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I do things. Up until this past week, I only ever posted my reviews on my blog, and on Amazon. I’d tweet about them on Twitter too. But I didn’t post them on GoodReads. I vaguely remember way back when I started blogging, reading some post about how posting your reviews too many places was bad for Google Search. That you were penalized by having the same review in multiple places.
And that if you only put a small blurb out on GoodReads, people didn’t like having to click to your website to read the full thing. So they’d skip the review. So other than my blog, I only posted on Amazon. Plus it was kind of a pain copy/pasting the review in too many different places.
BUT. I’m a huge fan of all things NoseGraze has made for book bloggers. Most especially her Tweak Me Theme, and the UBB plugin. It used to take me FOREVER to do book reviews when I had to do all the coding myself. But with UBB, I just have to fill in the fields and I’m done! (I’m sure you all know this and love it too!)
Earlier this week I went browsing through her shop, and noticed an add-on to UBB. It’s called the UBB Review to Goodreads Add-On. And it sends your reviews to GoodReads for you automatically! You can set it up to not send them at all, send immediately, or send once the post is published instead of just scheduled. And so I’ve been going back through my reviews and sending 3 a day to GoodReads.
Don’t want to spam anyone who’s following me there with ‘updates’, so I’m sticking with 3 or so a day. And starting with ARC reviews. I may go back and do others later, but I have almost an entire YEARS worth, so that’s unlikely.
And doing all this made me wonder: Where do you all post your reviews? Why do you post those places? Why DON’T you post them places? And if you do post to all and sundry, have you noticed if it affects your site in a good way? A bad way? No obvious traffic changes at all?