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I was checking google analytics, social, and apparently, there are some people landing on my site through 'Librarything'.
I never even heard about that social media channel, should I get on it and make an account?
thanks!

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ParthaB Premium
Hey,

LibraryThing is very similar to GoodReads, although GoodReads is generally viewed as the "go-to" Social Reading platform.

I guess for comparison you could say that GoodReads is your Facebook of social reading sites, whereas LibraryThing is your MeWe.

But they both have active communities, where people share reviews of books they've read and provide recommendations, etc.

With LibraryThing you can definitely join the community, have a link to your sites/books in your profile.

But much like WA or Reddit, you'll get shot down for self-promotion.

I can't remember Liz, have you published books online/offline?

I'm guessing this is how people are visiting your site.

I would also say joining and participating depends on the length of time of the analytics screenshot you've provided.

If those are figures are for a day, or even a week, there's obviously some scope there. Something you should look into.

If the figures are for a month or longer, you should consider how much time interacting with a new community will take.

Will this take you away from your current "best" forms of promotion?

Will you lose traffic from your other social media outlets while you concentrate on building your standing on LibraryThing?

So, there are pros and there are cons.

As I say, it depends over what time period you received those 76 visits.

Hope that helps.

Partha
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Lizken Premium
Hi Partha, thanks for the extensive answer!
These numbers are for a month. I have been focussing a lot on my FB group mainly. The visits from Librarything are just random, I didn't even know what it was, so I am kind of surprised to even get 76 :-)
Also, my niche isn't even books or reading, although I have recently joined an affiliate company to start and promote miniature books on my site as well. But so far, I only used like 1 or 2 affiliate links for books on my site.
I was thinking, if it is that easy to get viewers on Librarything, without even doing anything (while it is the same number on Pinterest, which I have given some attention to with every new blog post), it could be worth it, I think. So thanks!
Lizzy
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ParthaB Premium
Hmmm, interesting.

I'll tell you what, check your analytics to see which pages the traffic from LibraryThing are coming to.

Then go to LibraryThing and use the search function and input the names of some of the miniature books you're promoting on those specific pages/posts/articles.

Read through the threads that discuss these books and see how your website is being linked to.

If you find more than one thread pointing to your site that's a good sign.

Check out the profiles of the people who are linking to your site.

Are they valued members of the community?

If you're site is getting linked to more than once it could be very worthwhile joining and interacting.

You can "subtly" self-promote, e.g. "Thanks for the mention BTW, yes I really enjoyed this book because..."

Also if you've been linked to by respected members of the community, that's a great sign too.

It's kind of a seal of approval.

Once you've researched LibraryThing it may actually be worthwhile to become active in the community.

You have others linking to your website reviews, so get involved in those discussions.

Not only could this bring you additional traffic, but also potential sales.

Partha
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Lizken Premium
Right, thanks again! I Will be diving into this new challenge soon I think! Great answers as always here :-)
Lizzy
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Lizken Premium
I've been going down the rabbit hole you might say :-), but it is a mystery still.
The most important page they landed on, hasn't got any books affiliates on it, but it talks about a 'book nook diorama'.

I don't really get Librarything yet, using the search button there with different keywords about 'book nooks', gets me nowhere.

And it is full of different 'groups' that I would need to join first to look for my link, it would take me way to long I think to figure it out.

Anyway, maybe it is just a one time lucky shot and I will wait and see in the future if it happens again.

I think when I will actually start to promote books, I will figure it out though, but so far it looks like a confusing social media channel to me, I don't really like it so far.

But thanks for thinking with me!
Lizzy
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

That their about page
https://www.librarything.com/about

Do you have any GA integrations with?
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Lizken Premium
Hi, sorry but what do you mean with GA integrations? thanks
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Was reading their about me it mentions integrations reason the question, but since you haven't had an account yet, that would not be applicable.

We might give it a try. It looks awesome from first glance.
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Lizken Premium
I see, thanks!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
So very welcome.
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Lizken Premium
Screenshot here
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