Giveaway: 5 copies of SoThink DVD Ripper software

 

Update February 02, 2012: The winners of my Giveaway are: @thedankeller @carpathia16 @Alex77toy @GrrGrrr @pradeepkrsingha

Congratulations to the winners ūüôā¬†

Last weekend I published a review of SoThink DVD Ripper. This week it is time for a little giveaway of 5 x 1 key for the Sothink DVD Ripper software sponsored by Sothink Media. The keys will open up for a full version of Sothink DVD ripper worth of $34.95.

How to rip your DVDs with SoThink DVD Ripper

SoThink DVD Ripper

I recently was asked if would like to write a review of SoThink DVD Ripper from Sothinkmedia. After trying out the program I agreed to write a review so here we go.

Review of the SoThink DVD Ripper

If you have a lot of DVD’s laying around and you would like to rip them to your PC you might want to check out the SoThink DVD Ripper application. It is an easy to use DVD ripper that supports a lot of different¬†output formats including: avi, mp4, mkv, divX, xvid, wmv and many more. Actually more than 200 different formats are supported.¬†With this program you can rip all your favorite moves to your computer or Media Center and put away your original DVD covers. You can also rip your DVDs to formats supported by your smartphone, PS3 or iPad.

My Google Analytics Stats for Q4 2011

Google Analytics

Another quarter has gone and it is time for my Google Analytics stats report for Q4 2011. If you missed my report for Q3 2011 you can see it here: Google Analytics stats report for Q3

My Google Analytics Stats for Q4

Traffic types:

For the fourth quarter of 2011 my traffic type looked like this:

  • Search engines: 66,68%
  • Referring Sites: 16,41%
  • Direct Traffic: 13,57%
  • Other: 3,34%

Search Engines:Google Search Engines result Q4

  • Google: 91,89%
  • Bing 4,74%
  • Yahoo 1,94%

The rest of the Search Engines are all under 1 percent of traffic.

Top 5 Referring Sites:

  1. stumbleupon.com
  2. techworkdk.tumblr.com
  3. geeks4share.com
  4. arrastheme.com
  5. websitebabble.com

When it comes to referring sites techworkdk.tumblr.com (My other blog at Tumblr.com), geeks4share.com and websitebabble.com are all new in my top 5 of Referring Sites. Twitter.com has dropped to nr. 6 and plus.google.com is only in spot 13. I started my Tumblr blog back in October and it has been able to drive a lot of traffic to my main blog. I did not join the websitebabble.com before December, so it is pretty impressive that it is already in my top 5. www.websitebabble.com is a forum owned by the great Lisa Irby that you might know from 2 Create a Website It is a great place to meet other bloggers and discuss blogging tips and tools. I can highly recommend this forum if you would like to meet other bloggers.

Top 10 visitors by Country:

Google Analytics Map Overlay Q4 (click to enlarge picture)
1. United States
2. Denmark
3. United Kingdom
4. India
5. Australia
6. Canada
7. Philippines
8. Netherlands
9. Finland
10. Germany

My top 10 Country is the exact same as in Q3, but the Philippines have jumped to number 7 and United States are still at the top position. My blog has had visits from 138 different countries and that is something I am pretty happy about.

Conclusion

After I have analyzed all the numbers of the fourth quarter I can conclude that my blog is still improving and moving in the right direction. The biggest improvement I have had is for sure with Organic Search result for Google. If I compare Q3 with Q4 I have almost doubled that traffic from Google. Another thing I have been able to achieve is to find new sites that have been able to drive traffic to my blog. All in all, I am very happy with my last quarter of 2011 and hope that I can keep on improving in 2012.

Now it is your turn. How was your traffic for the end of 2011? Did you made any new discovery in traffic generation? Please drop me a comment below.

If you are not already monitoring your blog, you can signup for Google Analytics here.

 

Taking On The My 7 Links Challenge

My 7 Links Challenge

I have recently been nominated by my good friend Slappy Bear to be part of the My 7 Links Challenge. In short the challenge is that you share links for 7 posts that you have published on your own blog, 1 link for each of the 7 categories. You then nominate 5 other bloggers to join the challenge.

Review of Freemake Video Converter for PC

freemake-video-converter

Video conversion made easy

Let me introduce you to the Freemake Video Converter software. Freemake Video Converter is a great, light and free application for video converting. It can convert a lot of different video formats to almost whatever you want it to be. It lets you rip DVD to AVI, MP4, WMW, MKV and MPEG if you want to store them on your hard drive to be able to watch then on PC or maybe your Media Center.
I must admit that I am very impressed about a program with a download size of only 1 MB is able to convert between so many formats and still having a very smooth and easy to use User Interface. It lets you also handle audio and subtitles if they are available on the source. Another nice thing that you can do with it is to join multiple videos into one.