Whether you are a newbie blogger or a pro, there isn’t a single blogger I know who doesn’t want to increase her pageviews.
I started blogging 2.5 years ago, and now my pageviews are 250k / month – a lot more than when I started but a lot less than where I think I’ll be in 2 more years.
If you want to increase your pageviews, I recommend doing the following steps.
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1. Post better content less frequently
When I first started blogging, I posted 3 times / week. Now, I write once per week and could probably go down to twice a month. Instead of posting more frequently, I post less often and promote more. I have a content strategy and frequently “audit” my site (editing all my posts constantly – making sure the content is still relevant and deleting it if it’s not).
Remember — you are a blogger not a writer. Don’t get so focused on writing that you forget about marketing.
I also have a content strategy and frequently “audit” my site (editing all my posts constantly – making sure the content is still relevant and deleting it if it’s not). This significantly increases the quality of my site, and I know it increases my traffic, but it’s hard to say exactly by how much.
Bottom line — focus on pillar content that you promote a lot and focus less on quantity.
2. Learn SEO
There are two ways to direct people to your blog — 1) Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and 2) social media. I avoided SEO for three years. Don’t be like me!
I’ve created a massive guide to learning SEO, so hop on over to that post now and get started working on it.
3. Focus on building your social media followings
With social media, there are ways for you to increase your pageviews by building your following on each platform.
Whatever you do on social, make sure you’re authentic and true to yourself and your brand.
4. Create a Pinterest strategy
The best way I know how to increase your pageviews is through Pinterest. I learned this first in Ruth Soukup’s How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul. And I have continued to learn it through experience.
My biggest advice for Pinterest is for your to brand your images so they look “pin-worthy” (i.e so they’re pretty and people want to pin them! I started branding my Pinterest images so they look alike. For my Pinterest images, I use the same font and keep them around the same size. They’re always vertical at about 1500px x 1000px.
I have over 100 Pinterest boards, and I pin a lot — it’s my biggest traffic generator. Most successful, full-time bloggers who I know use Pinterest as their main source for driving traffic to their website. Pinterest pays huge traffic dividends!
Another Pinterest tip is to join group boards on Pinterest and to only pin your highest performing pins to your highest performing boards.
You can get the stats of which pins and boards are performing the best by using Pinterest Analytics to find which are your most popular pins and boards.
I highly recommend this tip! You absolutely have to be using Pinterest to grow your blog – it’s a traffic must.
I use Board Booster for my Pinterest scheduling. It’s not perfect, but I’ve found that it’s the best scheduler I’ve tried. My traffic keeps increasing and I don’t have to manually pin (although that is the best way to do it). When I want to pin up to 80-100 pins per day, I really find it useful to have it scheduled ahead of time.
5. Join Blog Groups on Facebook
The fastest way to learn how to do something is from other people. Lucky, you can learn from people online — without having to actually be by them. Through my own personal experience, Facebook groups have been critical to my traffic growth. I’m a part of several groups and even created my own called #SocialHack for bloggers to connect and help each other grow their blogs. I highly recommend joining Facebook groups that align with your vision (mine should do that if you’re interested in growing your social media followers).
6. Read How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul by Ruth Soukup
I highly recommend reading How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul by Ruth Soukup. This book taught me SO much about blogging. After implementing the suggestions in the book, my pageviews went from approximately 150 / day to about 1,000 / day. Seriously – it’s that good.
I would also recommend looking at the Top Five Books Bloggers Should read. The more you learn about blogging, the more likely you are to get your pageviews up.
A Final Note!
You can strategically get your pageviews up exponentially — whether it’s by Pinterest or using SEO. But it won’t happen on its own. You need to have a strategy.
You may also like these posts about blogging:
- How to Start a Blog: A Step-By-Step Guide
- How to Make Money Blogging
- The Best Resources for Bloggers
- How to Start Freelance Writing Online
- 5 Books Every Blogger Needs to Read
- Join #SocialHack (my Facebook group for bloggers)
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