How to See a 10x Growth in Your Blog Traffic Now with Flipboard

By: | February 18, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , ,

#Bloggers can get massive #blog traffic from FlipboardDo you ever check Alexa.com to see which keywords bring you search engine traffic?

As my recent article about Alexa explained, I check constantly.

According to Alexa.com, 15% of my traffic goes to an article about Flipboard I wrote almost two years ago.

To this day, How to Get Swarms of Free Traffic With Flipboard, continues to get a barrage of page views.

What is all the interest in Flipboard.com and how can you get mega traffic from this popular content curation site?

This post will offer testimonials and anecdotal evidence that Flipboard does result in massive blog traffic.

Your days of frustration over a lack of traffic to your website are over.

By the end of this article, you, too, will be able to reap the benefits of Flipboard.com and get mega traffic from the site.

What is Flipboard?

Simply put, Flipboard is a popular content curation site.  Instead of keeping your favorites on a bulletin board at Pinterest or on lists over at StumbleUpon, you can keep your favorite content in your own personal magazine.

Don’t take my word for it that Flipboard is popular. The numbers speak for themselves. Flipboard has over 90 million users.

Testimonials and Anecdotal Evidence:

The Power of Flipboard

Flipboard’s ability to elevate your page views so dramatically your post could go viral is illustrated in the following situation that happened to me late last year.

Testimonial #1 Something remarkable happened while I was routinely networking in December. I approached a new blogger letting her know that I had a blogging tips site that could possibly help her on her blogging journey.

She had never received more than 200 page views in a day before.

This was my correspondence with her:

Hi
I met you at a Meet and Greet. I came to meet and greet you. I’m Janice. I offer blogging tips to bloggers. For example, I recently wrote how to get 842 page views to your blog in less than 1 day. May I leave a link?
 https://www.mostlyblogging.com/get-842-page-views-to-your-blog/
Maybe you can check out my blog if you need a blogging tip or two.
In response to what you wrote, It’s wonderful you provide support for MS patients here.
Nice to meet you
.
Janice

She replied and subsequently wrote in her blog post in which she also described our online encounter:

I have to admit I scanned the article but what did stand out is choosing an ODD NUMBER  for your blog fact. My highest blog day prior to this was 229 when I wrote about my dogs http://www.multipleexperiences.org/2016/11/04/a-true-dog-lover/.

I flipped it onto Flipboard and people love animals.  Every now and then I get tired of moaning about MS so I didn’t want to blog about it yesterday. I was going to blog about my dogs again but figured I’d have that high traffic post for December instead of November again, who knew???

When I wrote the vegan post the 57 health reasons stuck in my head because of the blog Janice sent me above, the ODD NUMBER. I NEVER expected 2,216.  I must say it was exciting to watch… In case you don’t know Flipboard, I explained it below. It’s free, it’s simple, and another way to reach people.

Source: My Blog Got 2,216 Hits Yesterday Thanks to Flipboard  

Testimonial #2 Unlike Pinterest, which could take years to work, Flipboard.com’s effectiveness is quickly seen. Consider this comment from a new user:

I haven’t been on Flipboard that long but it’s in the top 5 in my referral traffic.

Testimonial #3 From Leanne at Cresting the Hill:

Just thought I’d let you know that my blog post views have skyrocketed this week and it seems to be coming from Flipboard – which has never happened before. Just shows that perseverance can pay off 🙂 from Leanne

 

Flipboard brings mass traffic to #blogs

Screenshots: Courtesy of Cresting the Hill

As the second screenshot shows, Leanne received between 5,487 and 17,021 page views between July 11 and July 27. As the first screenshot shows, those page views were coming from Flipboard.

Leanne explained what she did that might have accounted for her mega traffic:

I just put my own [Flipboard social share button] on and if I see anyone else with the red “F” on their social share buttons, I’ll hit that. I’ve had thousands of views suddenly this month – and have done nothing different.

Bottom line, like at every and any social media site these days, give to others and you will receive in return. The philosophy “Give unto others” applies to social media.

Testimonial #4 From Ileane Smith at Basic Blog Tips:

Flipboard is another great source for content curation which can also send traffic to your blog. You can set up your own Flipboards based on topics or whatever criteria you want to you. Then you would use the search box at the top of the page and enter your blog’s URL. Next, you would just start flipping your own articles onto your Flipboard. Check out their tutorials here https://about.flipboard.com/tutorials/#flip.

Testimonial #5 Harsh Agrawal explained he received 3,862 page views from Flipboard.com in just one day.

Testimonial #6 Jo, from the WanderWithJo blog, reports receiving 7,000 page views from the site in just one day as well.

How to Get Traffic From Flipboard

In addition to having amazing traffic-generating potential, Flipboard is user-friendly. There are only four easy steps to using the site.

Tutorial

Step 1: Go to Flipboard.com, make an account. You can sign in with your account information for other social media sites.

After making an account, state your interests. In the future, after logging in, you will see articles about these topics. Should you want to add more interests at a later date, click the search bar. A menu of additional interests you can select will appear.

Step 2: Make a magazine by clicking your picture in the top left corner of the screen and then clicking “New Magazine.” Describe the magazine using words flippers might be looking for when they research articles they might want to read.

Step 3: Add stories to your magazine by clicking the + sign when you hover your mouse over a story’s  photo that you find interesting.

I am interested in the topic “blogging,” so when I found this article, written by Adam Connell, in Krystina Elyse Butke’s magazine, I added it to my magazine by clicking the plus sign. Notice the word “flip” came up.

You can “like” the story by clicking the heart. You can also share the story or comment on it.

Step 4:  Read the content in the magazine you’ve curated. On a desktop, just scroll down.  On a phone, flip the pages.  On a tablet, you will be able to turn the pages.

Strategy

As the blogger who offered Testimonial #3 suggested, having a Flipboard share button helped her get dramatically more page views than she normally gets. You will be able to get a sharing button by going to Flipboard.com/tools.

Janette Speyer reached 100,000 Flipboard followers by following these strategies:

Engage with people on Flipboard. This social media site is not a numbers game. At Flipboard you engage by commenting, liking, and reflipping other users (“flippers”) articles.

Find users to follow by going to #FlipboardFriday on Twitter.

You can also find users to follow by going to #MagMakers on Twitter.

Write articles that Flipboard users are interested in reading. You will know this by checking your analytics.

#Bloggers can increase traffic with Flipboard #TrafficGen

Clicking the icon will take you to your analytics.

#Bloggers can increase traffic with Flipboard #TrafficGen

Looking at my analytics, it is clear users like my technology posts since they are on my most viewed posts list.

Conclusion

The anecdotal evidence offered proves it is possible to get massive blog traffic from Flipboard.com. To this day, it is my second highest referrer of blog traffic from any social media site.

By following the strategies explained in this post, you, too, can get oceans of blog traffic coming over from Flipboard.

The writer of Testimonial #1 increased her blog traffic from 200 page views a day to over 2,000. The others report receiving thousands of page views from Flipboard.

Now that you know how to use the site and the strategies for increasing blog traffic, you can too.

So, what are you waiting for? Go make an account.

Readers, please share, so others not aware of Flipboard’s potential for increasing blog traffic rush to promote at the site today.

What are your experiences with Flipboard? Have you ever had a post go viral there? I look forward to reading about your experiences in the comment section.

Related posts detailing how I used Flipboard to increase blog traffic:

How to Easily Get 13,126 Page Views to Your Blog in a Month

This Will Make You See 842 Page Views in 1 Day

This Is How to See 621 People at Your Blog in 1 Day

  1. John Doe | at 6:45 am

    I love that you back up what your say with screenshots. Some people write about blogging And make outregeous claims about increase in traffic but never ever do that back it up with anything other than their words Thank you for providing statistical back up when you say something and we can see it in writing that it is true.

  2. Donna | at 7:03 am

    Three weeks ago, I knew nothing about Flipboard. But I did see a spike in my post views and noticed many of them were referred by Flipboard. I then signed up for a Flipboard account but did not find it to be completely intuitive on how best to use it as a blogger. This article has offered the exact advice that I was looking for. I have now added a Flipboard button to my blog site….and have flipped this article. Thanks once again, Janis, for some very timely, and much appreciated, blogging advice!

  3. Ryan Biddulph | at 9:07 am

    Hi Janice,

    Had no idea what Flipboard was or how it worked before reading this post.

    I vaguely recall seeing you write about it a while back.

    Super helpful read. I signed up 2 minutes ago. I feel the giving freely aspect of Flipboard leads to lots of traffic, as it does on any network. Share helpful blogging content. Add comments to posts. Make friends. Have fun. Build connections. Drive that sweet, sweet Flipboard traffic to your blog. Really, whatever you want, give it away freely and you will see immense returns.

    Thanks!

    Ryan
    Ryan Biddulph recently posted…Uganda Gorilla Safari Meets Your Long and Short Tour Needs BeautifullyMy Profile

  4. Stephanie | at 11:38 am

    Awesome to see Flipboard getting some more love! I’ve been a long time fan and your original post was a big help when I first started using it for my blog.

    I’ve just recently started seeing it mentioned more and more in my blogging groups. I’m glad cause for awhile it seemed like I was the only person I knew taking it seriously. Whenever I’d mention it I’d get the “is it REALLY worth it” speech. ?

    Really, it’s the perfect thing for bloggers! Great traffic, and you don’t have to spend all day working with it.

    I’ve got my own Flipboard related post scheduled for publishing in two weeks, but I might bump it up due to the increased interest!
    Stephanie recently posted…Blogger Interviews: Showcase your blog on Blogging ButterflyMy Profile

  5. LeTara Moore | at 4:05 pm

    Thanks so much for this. I became acquainted with Flipboard a couple of months ago and it is really starting to pay off. I’ve gotten more exposure from there than I have any other social platform. The anecdotes you shared were very encouraging to read. I know it can only get better from here.

  6. Yandra | at 4:27 pm

    This is awesome! Until today I have never even heard of Flipboard before. I will be sure to check it out and follow your tips to see if I can help increase my traffic. Thanks so much for your tips.

  7. Leanne | at 8:35 pm

    Hi Janice – thanks so much for letting me know you used my stats for your article. I’ve only ever had that one huge month with Flipboard – then it settled back down again afterwards, but it is so simple to use. I don’t have a Twitter account, so I use Flipboard as my quid pro quo (when someone tweets me I’ll Flip them in return). I’m hoping to one day see stats like my amazing month, but in the meantime it’s still a really great site to engage with. cheers Leanne
    Leanne recently posted…Five Things Friday ~ 5 Quotes about Real LoveMy Profile

    • Janice Wald | at 11:14 am

      Hi Rena,
      Please do. I’d like to write a future post about Flipboard and would love some more testimonials. Thanks for writing me here and sharing on Facebook. Much appreciated!
      Janice

  8. Clearissa Coward | at 3:43 pm

    Thank you,Thank you, Thank you. I have been curious about Flipboard. You have explained it perfectly and because of that, I will be signing up for it. Again, thank you for the info. Very useful. Thank you for sharing with #blogginggandmothers. I have shared on social media. Come again and bring a blogging friend. 🙂

  9. Grammy Dee | at 7:12 am

    I’ve seen seen some bloggers who have the Flipboard share button but had no idea what it was. You explained it very well and now I can go check it out and get an account there! Yay for Leanne’s success with it! Thanks Janice from Grammy Dee, #BloggingGrandmothers #LinkUp #BlogParty, social media shared. I’m only seeing Digg and Twitter as your social share buttons, am I missing the others?
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  10. Dilip | at 7:38 am

    Hi Janice,

    Flipboard was a little painful earlier when their full fledged site was not as userfriendly as their mobile app. But it has changed a lot.
    I have to agree that it is a nice source of traffic but somehow I feel that it gets lost in all the other social media discussions.
    I had my own brush with fortune some time back on one of my website. I used to flip my posts and one such posts suddenly brought in about 200 odd visits to a site which had not seen more than 100 visitors to it.
    So Flipboard works, but blame it on a lack of strategy that we tend to ignore the platform.
    A very informative post and thanks for the tips..

    Regards
    DK
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  11. Hugh Roberts | at 8:55 am

    Just saw this over on Donna’s Flipboard account. Just what I was looking for, Janice, having recently discovered Flipboard. I’m giving it a go and already seeing results.

    • Janice Wald | at 9:00 am

      Hi Hugh,
      Thanks for commenting on my article. I am glad you are finding it helpful as you branch out into promotion on Flipboard.
      May I ask Donna who? If she and I are like-minded, maybe I would like her articles. I’ll check out her Flipboard and follow her there. Thanks again. I followed you there.
      Janice

  12. SaraBeth | at 7:59 pm

    Hi, Janice.
    Revisited this post because someone contacted me on FB wanting to “flip” one of my posts. She couldn’t find an image suitable to add so she messaged me.

    My question: What size image is the best to flip?

    Seriously never consider image size (for Flipboard) when I publish posts.

    I’ve searched a bit and haven’t found anything specific. Flipboard does have a blog post about images but not about sizes.

    Thanks Janice.
    SaraBeth recently posted…Prioritize Small Things to Gain Big ResultsMy Profile

    • Janice Wald | at 11:01 pm

      Hi Sara,
      I am coming up empty on this one.
      When you flip someone’s post, the picture goes with it so I have never come across this question. I’m sorry I could not be of more help. Perhaps try asking someone on Quora. I’m a big fan of Quora. Perhaps someone there will know.
      Janice

  13. Faraz A. | at 12:36 pm

    You are absolutely right and I have also seen great traffic from flipboard but I was unaware about these other tips that you have written here. Incredible post, thank you!

    • Janice Wald | at 9:39 pm

      Hi Faraz,
      I appreciate you commenting on my article. I find it is definitely possible to get triple digit Flipboard traffic. As can be seen from the screenshot in the post, many others have had success with Flipboard also.

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